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  1. Very nice work (crisp and clean detail) as usual Rusty; glad to see you right back into the swing of things. cheers Pat
  2. Slow but great work Ben. It took me 14 years to complete a model when I was working and not to the quality you are showing. Thanks for that info Druxey (and Chuck) very nice to know this type of detail. cheers Pat
  3. Is anyone else having issues with the Subway theme not holding settings when changed and reverting to defaults each time you log back into MSW? cheers Pat
  4. Sounds plausible Dave; unless the original design led to a 'wet ship' and they needed more protection to stop the 'roughers' coming over? cheers Pat
  5. First class detail John; a pleasure to see these updates of yours cheers Pat
  6. That looks great Dave. Your photos reinforce why I did not go for the AOTS boat stowage as there would not have been enough room at the back of the gun for recoil yet alone working the guns. My preference was stacking on the gallows. You have done an excellent job on the finish though, they look great in situ. cheers Pat
  7. You must be close to finishing all those guns soon greg, seems never ending. A great job and a lesson in perseverance. cheers Pat
  8. Great work Karl, it's a wonder you didn't lose more with the size of the wood you are using. The stern in particular looks great! cheers Pat
  9. Who has been a busy lad then ? All that detail looks great John, and your ingenuity in making some of the items is very enlightening. cheers Pat
  10. You can also use 3M temp glue or craft glue (or similar craft glues) to glue the paper to the wood, comes off a little easier cheers Pat
  11. Thanks Joel, Another to try I agree, i wish to stay away from washes and the like - I'll do a bit of a search to see if I can get some. cheers Pat
  12. Ya got my vote for "cool" - nice work Denis; that looks really good. cheers Pat
  13. Nice finish mate; that looks good! cheers Pat
  14. I am currently researching pins and racks for my HMCSS Victoria project (built 1855) and I have found discussion that suggests that at some point before this (transition from sail to steam and/or steel) the pin styles changed and that they were permanent fitted in the rack/rail. These pins (not for all ships though) were made from brass or iron, and shaped with a broader middle that fitted to/in the rack and the diameter decreased as they extended away either side of the rack. Before that, I think most pins were of the shape we are accustomed to seeing, and as JCF pointed out, some were made from wood or metal, and were designed to slip into the holes in the rack with the shoulder of the handle part stopping it slipping through. The pins' size was governed by the rigging size belayed to it (I think Lees discusses this but would have to check) and were able to be moved in the rack (other holes) as needed for a better lead/to clear other rigging. Belaying pins were also utilised as weapons during boarding, or defending against boardings. cheers Pat