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About dvm27

  • Birthday 04/05/1954

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    17th and 18th century naval architecture

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  1. Looks like you have little to no fairing to do amidships. I assume that's not an 8-axis machine. Imagine havinga mill that could also cut the changing bevels of the frames!
  2. So what's next, Ken, something in metal? I assume you've had enough rigging for awhile! Hope you'll post any non-ship model builds in the appropriate area on our site.
  3. From Building the Wooden Walls, Brian Lavery, 1991: " Gun Tackle - The thickest were the breech ropes, 7 1/2in in circumference on a 32-pounder, and one was used for each gun. The middle part of the rope was turned round the button of the gun, and seized on to it; each end was then led to a ring bolt on the side of the ship and attached to it, probably with a bowline. The tackle was intended to restrain the recoil of the gun when it was fired. It was long enough to allow the gun to run someway back from the port and so be reloaded, but not so long that it ran onto the coamings and other fittings near the centerline of the ship". When it comes to English ships I can think of no better source than Lavery. I'm not quite sure how to interpret "seized onto it" but perhaps seizing under the button as Druxey suggests is what he is referring to. Lavery is also very specific in describing the carriages and makes no mentions of iron hoops on the trucks.
  4. Sorry for your loss Keith. But great job keeping Pickles healthy for seven years with diabetes. Not an easy disease to manage.
  5. Brilliant, Kenny. As you learned, it is very difficult for most of us to shape those timberheads on the model. I can also recall ruining several of them by screwing up the last cut. Assembly line style, as you have done, is the way to go. Extras are always a great idea as recreating the setups a month down the road are virtually impossible. I ruined one fixed block on Speedwell and re-creating it a year later to match the others is a royal pain!
  6. Look forward to this build, Dan. Was just there last month and saw La Boheme. Awesome experience. I noted from the side that it looks a lot like a ship. Wonder if that's just me?
  7. You can also purchase leather in any color from Model Motorcars https://model-motorcars.myshopify.com/products/real-leather. Also, spend a few minutes looking at these scale masterpieces.
  8. dvm27


    Can you be a bit more specific? Did you inherit a model kit? Who was it made by? Or is it a built model. In that case photos would be helpful.
  9. Seriously, Doris? Broad arrow and proof marks on your cannons? I've never seen them on a model before. I believe you just gave Mark S. a heart attack. Truly you are a wonder!
  10. We (Admiralty Models) will conduct a workshop on carving sometime this year (mid-year we think). We are open to conducting it on either side of the border but past logistics seem to indicate that the easiest venue is in Baltimore. Our expenses are the least there, hence we can keep the workshop fee at a reasonable level. Further details will be posted on MSW and our website www.admiraltymodels.com, soon.
  11. Don’t forget that the three most impressive objects on Longridge’s Victory, the stern lanterns, were made by another craftsmen. Besides, if you’re truly emulating a Navy Board Model, most of these specialty items were farmed out to jewelers and other specialists so you’d be in good company.
  12. Very nice job, Kevin. Rest assured I didn’t get the block correct on my first try either!
  13. Small world, John. I didn’t recall your MSW connection when I visited the museum last week. That is a very fine model you’re building with only hand tools in plain view of the public!
  14. Mark, as sure as I knew you were a gifted ship modeler at one of our earlier workshops I know that you will not only solve this problem but that is will look spectacular. On full sized barrels I have seen the cypher is sort of inset into the barrel, not really proud of it. A subtle suggestion may work better that an in-you-face crystal clear cypher. Just one more opinion to add to the many you’ve received.

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