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  • Birthday 04/29/1963

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  1. Hi, B.E. quite challenging. But I'm confident as your commitment to this hobby is as huge as the support you'll receive from many MSW-members. Keep up the good work !
  2. With all due respect to the shipwright assistant : Nice Job on the planking B.E. ! Many of us (me included) would settle for this. Looking forward to the treenailing chapter
  3. Excellent approach ! Meaning your buildlog as well as the beverages ! About the latter : because of the heat I'm more into Liefmans Goudband or Kriek (Boon) For the same reason : my shipyard is on the attic ( almost 30° in the afternoon ) and shipbuilding is only to resume until september. Cheers !
  4. Hi Patrick, I have no clue and I can only offer a questionable alternative as some anachronism is involved (pics are related to a gallion dd. 1610 or so,...) On the other hand, when you Google for Victory/Amati's HMS revenge you'll find the same device. Aside from this : great work !
  5. Hi Patrick, wonderful work Concerning the balcony question : I'd also settle for option 2, option 3 seems a bit "crowded" to me.
  6. Hi Christos, Now I understand, it decreases indeed. The angle from which you can notice that the dimension of the wood is to decrease at both extremities is just different. Again, a simple photo - as you posted- can tell more than a thousand words. It's all clear to me now.
  7. Hello Christis : yes indeed Here's the result of an ad random search on the Internet : https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-18th-century-anchor-newport-rhode-island-image23864161
  8. Hello, just my 2 eurocents I was far more lazy regarding the assemby of deadeyes & channels : instead of soldering I used black thread and made sure to hide the knots inside the channels as I suppose there's an incision at every dead-eye position. The advantage was that I could straighten the thread at my own convenience. You also may want to decrease the thickness at the extremeties of the wooden parts of your anchors, if still possible. But as always : you are the captain. Take care
  9. B.E., Chris, Patrick, Jason & Mort and all the likes. Thanks for showing appreciation and sound advise. Related to the colour scheme : a few years ago I purchased a huge quantity of yellow colored planks of origin unknown (3,5 * 1mm). As you can see and imagine : a rough cut and not the best quality for bending purposes. Neither does it match the quality and apperence of the boxwood many of you use to successfully upgrade your builds. Nonetheless I obtained - be it with much sanding - the effect I was aiming for , which even the paints could deliver in my opinion. As you can see : plenty of those in surplus , maybe for projects in the fututre ? Nowadays we're decorating (papering) bedrooms & dressings at home. Therefore the expression : "I've got a a pretty congested dressing & wardrobe but nothing to wear" may sound familiar. By consequence the attic -my workspace- has a new function : the back-room of a catwalk. ( from where comes this unpretty feeling I'm moving on thin ice here ? ).Thus making dust for a new stand is perhaps not a good idea. This allows me to search the internet for a suitable solution regarding the showcase. Greetings to you all and enjoy the Week-end
  10. Hello BE ( and all the likes) , Well here's the pics. The captain and me agreed for a console furniture as we were anxious that a solid cupboard probably might turn out to be boorisch inside our living space. So I'd like to be sure if this console can carry 30 kilograms ( the frames are made of iron). Aside from this : I'm looking for another -less plump- stand.
  11. Hi Bob, Thanks for the sound advise. I already contacted a specialized company nearby ( about 20 km from home ) , they have many musea as customers and offer the choice between 8 and 6 mm thickness. The 6 mm option still weights approx. 30 kilogram
  12. You're always welcome Jason. I haven't figured out yet how and where this last ship is to integer. Perhaps alongside the mothership ? Furtheremore and by coincidence we are to expect this evening special furniture where HMS Diana is to find her (final) harbour inside our living room. (photo's are to be expected) Which brings me to the next important question : a display case Yes or No ? Considering the estimated dimensions ( height -stand included- 90 cm, length 125 cm and width 50 cm ) depedending of the thickness of the glass, there's quite some weight involved, I'm afraid. I'm inclined to plexiglass, just to save some weight but I have doubts if a thickness of 4mm is achievalbe in this matter.
  13. "Just a note if you use CA and the nozzles and caps become clogged with hardened glue - I now put them in a small jar of acetone after use. They are then completely clean for the next use." Thanks fot the tip. I'll bear that in mind. Keep up the good work !
  14. Hi Bob This place is getting crowded, I'm afraid. I'll follow anayway and enjoy the ride as so many others. PdN is an excellent choice. I love her elegant lines and it's a pity this kit is no longer in production. On the other hand, I fear for the amount of shipping costs towards the old continent. Have fun !

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