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  1. I was always partial to hi explosives. Aka black cat fire crackers 😇 sam
  2. You mean the sprues were not part of the kit? Maybe that’s why mine never looked like the box. Ill ll never forget the day I discovered resin add on kits. And a PE afterburner kit for an F18. Never was able to pull the PE kit together. Lookimg forward to following along in this one. Sam
  3. Wow!!! I get in on the first page!!! so rare for me. You’re bringing back childhood memories with this one. I believe I was 13-14 when I built her. I havent touched a plastic ship since I was a teenager, how hard would it be to by some very thin veneer at Rockler and plank the deck? Sam
  4. Dennis, we are good this year. The hills behind my house burned last September, I think my neighborhood is safe for a couple of years. Btw, what does “krabbenkutter” mean? Any idea? sam
  5. LOL!! My entire work bench is a scrap box! Thanks for stopping by everybody and to all who hit the like button. Port side is ratted now, well three more and then done. After that I'll trim everything and take a couple of pictures. I have my Main Top Shrouds served, just have to join the mid point together and I can start the process all over again. Lou, Shrouds arent terribly difficult, although this next round I will tie everything off in place. My fore deadeyes are a little out of alignment. I understand a real working ship they would not be perfectly lined up but from 51 feet away I feel like you would not see slight differences. But thats just me.... Sam
  6. If you can get through all the brush fires it would be a nice drive. Sam
  7. We live in the desert Steve, its going to be a while till it cools down. must be time for a cold one. Sam
  8. Thanks for the comments and likes everybody. Murphy has been a busy boy lately, making sure I get very minimal build time in. Work slowed down but with all the things that were put off over the last several months, I had a few projects to deal with, an annual fishing trip with my brothers and a couple of trips to the emergency room. All is ok, thought I had the beginning of appendicitis, I had a pain in the same place for several days that would no go away. We still dont know what that was, images show nothing out of the ordinary. Another night I had what we thought was an allergic reaction to something I ate; red splotchy skin, hives, crazy heart beat and blood pressure, breathing issues. They treated me for anaphylaxis and sent me home later that night with instructions to see an allergist. They found nothing but a couple of minor allergies to grasses and trees, but NOT mango or tuna which is what I ate. Instead they found the tuna was bad (smelled fine). Apparently there is a bacteria that will grow in some fish and the by product is histamine, LOTS of histamine, which leads to anaphylaxis. Heat wont destroy histamine apparently so even if I burned dinner I would have had issues. Fortunately Better Half was working and didnt eat or we would have had to call an ambulance for both of us. Instead she drove me the short distance to the hospital (she was walking in the door as symptoms were getting "interesting." "Honey, do I look red?" "Yes" "Hmmmm, lets go see how busy the ER is." All better now, I will take food poisoning over having to worry about what is in my food for the rest of my life and carrying a $600.00 eppi-pen. Now as for the build, when last we talked I had started the Fore Top Shrouds. The Starboard side is ratted down and I started the Port side this afternoon just before I took some pictures. The port side would be done already but when I started the rats I discovered the shrouds were a bit loose for some reason. They didnt LOOK loose just felt loose. I figured, no problem I'll just tie them off and all will be well. Can you hear Murphy chuckling in the background? obviously I didnt as I just jumped right in. I had 5 ratlines tied off and leaned back to take a look. They looked like some weird staircase instead of nice taught shrouds. So, after redoing the lanyards and sheer poles I was back where I started at this morning. Much better than where I was at lunch time!!! Obligatory pictures, dont want to anger Sjors or Lou!!! 😛 (yikes! I see in my absence we have the entire IOS assortment of emoticons!!) Apologies for the soft focus. I was hand holding and didn't check my shutter speed. Or my point of focus apparently. Sam
  9. Getting caught up Rich. Nice save on the Top. AS I was reading I was thinking a towel or rag would do the trick, and you thought of it before I could comment. Well done. Sam
  10. Mark, I have been away, was the shipyard part of a larger move, or just a move "down the river?" Sam
  11. Dennis, Nice progress. I know what you mean about life interfering. It will come back, in fact it looks like it may have? Lou, when you started calling for pictures I thought Sjors had apperated here finally, then I saw the signature and realized you were just channeling him. Sam
  12. Great Job and a great gesture giving her away so other can enjoy her. Sam
  13. Looks great Dennis. So you'll be out when to sew my sails??😆 Sam

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