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Hyposphagma

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  • Birthday 09/21/1969

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  1. Pretty nice. Masts are more work than normally expected....
  2. Link to Steingräber Modelle: http://www.steingraeber-modelle.de/index.htm Shop Page unfortunately only in German. Link to a modeller that built the Admiral Vernon and some pics. Email of the modeller is provided on the page, maybe you can contact him for further infos: https://www.modell-schiffe.com/products/admiral-vernon-1895/
  3. Your Dad must be a great man that he raised such a daughter. How nice that it now pays off for him and you are helping him with his hobby. I am sure he appreciates to see his ship finishing. Keep on the good work! Grüße aus Heidelberg! Harry
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    Flying Cloud Voyage of 1851

    "Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman who Guided Her" by David W. Shaw Interisting read with many explanations about the weather and the course. I ordered mine at Amazon.
  5. I opened this thread for those who like to listen to music while working on their ships. I know there are several threads here about which music people like or prefer. But in here I would suggest to post the Youtube links about the music that is running on your computers while you do your building for other people, to check it out easily by clicking the link. From metal to classic. From country to jazz. Its going to be interesting to see what this community likes, and find out new, previously unknown gems. Keep the posts coming. "The wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A Edit: I just saw that there is no preview of the Youtube link in the post, which is sad. So please add song title/band to your post!
  6. Merry Christmas to you Andy. Looks a very calm day without snow. Hope you guys treat yourself with nice food and a peaceful day. I have to work here too, that is life. Maybe next year.....
  7. "Harry, can I look at the photos of your model of Endeavour?" You can find some in my gallery here in MSW. Just follow the links to my gallery in my profile. Thanks for your interest!
  8. Hello Igor, my dear friend. Your Endeavour came out fantastic, much nicer than mine with all that details and the clean work. Only the stern is a little bit too "round and bulky" for my taste. When I built mine I used the same plans you did which aren`t the clearest. I tried to make the hull in "plank on frame technic" which was a real thrill in that scale of 1:500. Looking forward to see yours bottled. Have a nice day. Harry
  9. Your build reminds me of this song from the musical "War of the worlds": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brvzh9c5w98 The battleship "Thunderchild" tries to stop the Marsian invaders. Your build is great. Looking forward to see the whole ship when its ready.
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    Cutty Sark by Nenad

    Hello Nenad, yes I would...... if there would be a log. I didn`t start a build log yet because my building time is very limited at the moment. The Flying Cloud hull is waiting patiently in the shelf, some deck furniture is finished but thats it. Due to 2 ill family members and lots of work my building progress is so small that it would be boring to start a log at the moment. I hope better times will come and then I will post the pictures I already took and hopefully many new then. So far I enjoy your (and others) logs and be happy with your results. Keep up the work!
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    Cutty Sark by Nenad

    THIS is gonna be a very natural model. The details all look very realistic. your cleaning job really did it. Congratulations and lots of power to complete it in this style. LIKE!
  12. A cross section of the mast frame inside the cork would be great! Whatever, this is gonna be your best ship Igor. A real beauty!
  13. When you are browsing through model forums and you think you have seen it all......then this happens. Extraordinary!
  14. Hello Rob, I just found your build log after reading your post in the "Flying Cloud Figure Head" thread. It is wonderful to see someone following the same strategies in building one of the famous clipper ships and the brilliant outcome. Your build looks wonderful, full of life and very well researched. Plus I am happy that you chose the same way of building her like I did. For my build of the Flying Cloud I used the hull halfs of an old Heller Kit in 1:200 scale. I made some modifications on it like changing the keel, planking the ebony wood part with ebony veneer stripes and the copper part with real copper foil. I replaced all the decks and planked them with maple veneer strips. All the furniture I scratched and it came out nicely so far. Just like yours. My next big task will be the masts. I will follow your log from now on and "steal" some ideas, if you don`t mind. ;-) Looking forward to see how you proceed with the rigging. I am really happy that I found a "soulmate" here that likes the clipper ships same as I do and that builds his ship in a similar way I do. Thanks for posting. Keep it up. Harry
  15. Thanks for your comment Popeye. Much appreciated. And thanks for all the likes! The sails are made of so called "Japan paper." It is very thin paper comparable with cigarette paper. It has been stiffened with a mixture of white glue/water, after drying spray painted with matt white paint and then weathered with diluted brown Revell paint. The stripes were done with normal pencil before painting. The sails stay very thin and a little "seethru" with this method, but stiff enough to shape them and rig them. While they are wet it is better not to touch them at all, though....

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