Mike Y

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  • Birthday 08/04/1988

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  1. Is it really a drill press? Looks like a mill, if the bearings are good enough to handle some lateral forces? And it is a damn nice mill! There is something charming in a hand-made tools (not DIY level, but this work-of-a-true-craftsman level). There is always some story behind it, one looks on that drill/mill and visualises a man with a glass of whiskey, sitting next to the fireplace and drafting the sketches of the machine Cheers!
  2. Wow, what a battle! If talking about the windows - left one (light peer) looks better, of course. But it is not a fair comparison - how will it look with glazing on? Since it might smoothen the strip edges thta make it look so crisp.
  3. Seems like you had a busy weekend cutting all that blanks! The speed is truly impressive! Sorry for commenting every second update... But you might want to consider not cutting the paper in the center of the patterns, to prevent distortion and an incorrect frame width (for the midship frames where both sides of a frame are joined in the bottom). Like this:
  4. It is really nice to see that tools in action!
  5. Can you tell more about your mill? It seems to be based on MF70...
  6. Yes, I was on that island a few times, and was impressed by the view on the docks from top of the hill. But, as usual, you can't get to the boats without breaking in. Though my favourite place is Skeppsholmen, especially its eastern part. Lots of wooden boats and ships, boatbuilding club, blacksmith workshop, smell of tar, drying lumber, etc... Really feels like a shipyard!
  7. Matle, thanks for the info! Beckholmen is a bit tricky to stroll, it is mostly docks and just a little bit is open to the public. Or you know the right hole in the fence?
  8. Gaetan, what are your planking plans this time? In such scale, might look great if not planked at all, bare frames and fully see-through from all angles Ok, sorry, it is your model, just dreaming Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on that!
  9. Bob: got it, will photo. However, seems like we need to wait a bit. Here is the official schedule of SS Mariefred for 2017: So the first time it would be available to public is on 27th May. So before that it is probably in some dock somewhere. I checked the facebook group, no clear info there. But there are some interesting photos and videos! https://sv-se.facebook.com/steamshipmariefred/ While waiting - please check if there are some other areas that you want to check. Especially if there is something that you need that could be only observed onboard - in this case I will need to pay the entrance fee, which is ok, but then I better be a good spy and make all the photos you need!
  10. Hm, but the plans are drawn to scale, so just measure anything on the plans with caliper - and you get a dimension?
  11. Hi Bob, What part exactly? There are many windows on that ship To avoid confusion, it would be nice if you can highlight the relevant part using some other photo. Is it something on a side or a front of the ship? It is typically moored diagonally, so can't make a photo of the rear part without paying for the entrance ticket. It is moored in the morning next to the city hall, so should be easy to photo!
  12. To illustrate, photos of the random pages in that books: Ancre monograph of Le Fleuron: Ancre's 74 gun ship. Note that there is nothing about modelling it, it is only about "how it was constructed". TFFM, detailed guide on building a model:
  13. The monograph assume that you already know the way the ships were built at that period, and they only cover specifics and nuances of a particular vessel. Also, it assumes you are already familiar with the terminology. They are very condensed and detailed descriptions of a very specific ship, basically a set of plans with a very detailed comments. That would be impossible to understand without reading some more fundamental book first. For a better background, one probably need to start with the 74 gun ship books, that are fairly costly: https://ancre.fr/en/ouvrages-de-base-en/9-vaisseau-de-74-canons-1780-traite-pratique-d-art-naval-1780-en-quatre-volumes-base-de-la-collection.html#/tome-the_74_gun_ship_1_english Also, they only talk about the construction practice and history, no useful advices or hints for modellers. It simply describes how the real ships were built, and does not cover "how to build it with the tools we have in a small scale". For the better "entry" into the historically accurate construction it would be probably better to start with TFFM or Naiad books - they cover it step-by-step, with a lot of tricks and great illustrations. They also cover the nuances of modelling such ships in a great detail. Of course, there were quite some differences between the way French and British ships were built, so for the first fully framed model it would be better to start with that books and a British ship. Simply because these books are more friendly than the French ones. TFFM: vol1: https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=109004 vol2: https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=109001 Naiad: vol1: https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=112002 vol2: https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=113006 So far TFFM is my main point of reference and the first book I open if I have some question. I read that you already ordered one - you will not be disappointed
  14. Eric, I actually never used the instruction text (it is written in a very formal way, hard to translate). But the pictures in the instructions are quite detailed, so text is not really needed. There is a longitudinal filler block that looks enough. They are all spiled. Seems to hold fairly well, there is enough surface for a proper glue adhesion.
  15. Found a very good video review - for the ones who have a number of questions about the internals of the saw and how various accessories actually work.