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  • Birthday 07/05/1968

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    Model making ships and horse drawn carriages.good red wine , home cooking,blues and rock music.

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  1. ha ha the master returns!!!!! i hope theres a seat left at the front.........ready for another masterpiece to emerge cheers ....mick
  2. Hi all Some more photos to show the state of play. Uploading these from my phone by way of an experiment. Cheers for now.......mick
  3. hi al with regards to treenails....where possible i will always use my trusty proxxon 50/e.....however sometimes you just have to do it by hand with a pin vice when the drill just physically wont get into a space. as to depth, usually a couple of mm is all thats needed......model makers treenails are purely representational so no need for any strength,especially with modern wood glues. yep its ebony!......and boy is it a pain to work with! but i love the end result. the wales on washington are 1/8 inch thick if i remember rightly and those were made from a three pieces of ebony. the middle section has a very slight curvature to it but the bow section had to be heat bent to shape in two dimensions ie a bent and twisted.....the rear section has more twist than bend. so long as you can find a piece with nice straight grain it does bend quite readily under heat. i take a lot of my inspiration from european modelmaking school eg bernard frolich to name but one....i like the contrast between pear holly box and ebony. i may have to go down the route of staining pear though as ebony is becoming extremely expensive. hope this helps al......shall be dropping in to your build from time to time to see how your getting on. cheers....mick
  4. hi carl my metal working is positively ginormous compared to your origami in 1/350 . dont know how you see the parts never mind bend and shape them.....even with magnification the air in my vicinity would be extremely blue and littered with tiny bits of brass shrapnel!!!!! nice to see you building though! cheers....mick
  5. hi all some more progress to report. iron work for the breeching ropes done and fitted...quarter deck finished but not yet fixed permanently ive made a rough start on the capping rails....more work to do on those yet still lots to do .....all the fiddly stuff now!! ive put a few deck fittings in place but nothings fixed as yet cheers for now ....mick
  6. yamsterman

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Hi canute Cant claim to be my idea.....borrowed and simplified from nrgs shop notes and model shipwright......works tho!! Cheers.....mick
  7. yamsterman

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    hi all been busy today. marking out in miniature can be a pain......even small tools are too large . the following is based on an article in model shipwright issue no 89....the original article was published i nrgs shop notes. the photos should speak for themselves...... the main shaft is 3/16" steel the face is a peice of 1/2" dia brass drill and reamed to 3/16" and then drilled and tapped to take a 3mm thumb screw. the end of the shaft is also drilled centrally about 3/16" inch from the end.....a suitable point is then loctited in. the last photo is just a size comparrison with a small woodworking gauge. cheers.....mick
  8. hi al i always use the same wood for treenailing as the planks are made from........much more subtle than using a contrasting timber. the wale strakes i tried something different by way of an experiment....the treenails were made from copper and then blackened with liver of sulphur. the result was quite pleasing the teenails almost disappearing ,but just visible at the right angle. cheers....mick
  9. hi carl thanks shipmate continuing to watch you practice origami with tiny bits of brass!!!! cheers....mick
  10. hi all quarter deck has now been finished.....more or less.....it wont be installed until all the ring bolts are made and attached. rear windows are in but not yet glazed. now to spend some time clogging my files with copper....time for the iron work to be made! photos as per usual cheers for now....mick
  11. hi al looking forward to following your build.....hopefully my build log will be useful in some small way. cheers...mick
  12. hi michael thank you.....enjoying myself immensly fitting out!! cheers....mick
  13. hi all time for an update. inboard has now been planked and treenailed......cleats have been made and fitted....took three attempts to get those little b*******s looking right. deck fittings have been placed purely for the photos. work has started on the quarter deck next up will be the iron work....eyebolts,gunport hinges etc etc. stocked up recently on copper tube and sheet ready for the marathon blacksmith session to come still plenty of work to to but were getting closer to the finish line!!!! photos inc as per usual cheers for now......mick
  14. hi alde clothes pins/pegs work...never seem to find any with any degree of strength in england! plus i like making odds and sods whilst im cogitating or waiting for glue to dry. cheers....mick

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