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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. That is a very lovely model Chuck. Tell me your not tempted to float it in the sink!
  2. Chuck's incredible modeling skills aside, his wood choice does have a very pleasing scale appearance when viewed close up. Looks a lot like full scale pine to me. Certainly more realistic than boxwood in my opinion. I've been working on a project using the yellow cedar for the first time and had trouble achieving a finish similar to Chucks. He recommended using much finer sandpaper 280 - 400 grit and the results are much better.
  3. I do have a complete set of those Micro Shapers and find the profiles too large for most of the moldings I need at 1:48 scale.
  4. You mean you guys don't have the famous Rig Wright? It converts circumference to diameter and scale diameter in four different scales by rotating the dial.
  5. A curious change I've noted. If I have six likes on my page when I open it, the other five disappear after I click on the first one.
  6. Great planking tutorial, Chuck. Of course, you could transfer those faired tick marks from your hull to the edge of the laser cut frames for the production run. One might introduce slight variations while raising the frames but overall it would be easy to adjust the spiled planks to these reference marks. But then you are providing the fish instead of teaching how to fish.
  7. dvm27

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    After watching horror stories on TV the only person I'd hire for home improvement is that Holmes guy from Canada. On TV all his work is perfection and over-engineered. Wonder if it's the same if the project is not featured on a show?
  8. dvm27

    Paddle Wheeler Klondike

    You're not allowed to start any new projects until you've finished your previously started ones. Your fans demand it!
  9. For those wishing to purchase rivets and bolts of very small size check out https://model-motorcars.myshopify.com/collections/small-parts-hardware/rivets. They purchased Scale Hardware when they went out of business and have an ibcredible varieth of micro fasteners.
  10. Hey, does that mean we can all visit your workshop, Remco? I'm less than 8 hours away (by jet).
  11. It’s been an absolute pleasure to watch your restoration of this model Michael!
  12. The launching structures are well described in Building the Wooden Fighting Ship by Dodds and Moore. Those are driver screws at the bow which apply force to get the keel in motion after the supports are knocked away. The cradle is removed after the ship is launched.
  13. Wonderful joinery. Looks like a terrific model in the making!
  14. If you look on page 280 of TFFM (forward elevation) the fore face has a top and bottom lip as well as quarter round molding. Perhaps it's different with just a tiller but it seems like it would prevent small objects from falling through the deck opening.
  15. Really nice job on those swivels, Toni! I also very much prefer the second version of your rudderhead cover. But is it missing the fore face under the tiller?

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