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About FlounderFillet5

  • Birthday 03/27/1988

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    Wellington, CO
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    Building things, model ship building, flying RC Helicopters, video games, fishing, firearms, hunting(well, getting into this... hopefully I will bag something this Fall/Winter)

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  1. Fantastic news!
  2. Clever idea! Thanks for sharing, I will certainly make use of this tip in the future.
  3. They are sold on ebay, just search for the seller roguesystemsinc.
  4. I'm unlikely to purchase all of the listed bits, any discussion on which ones you would be most interested in would be welcome.
  5. Here is what I currently see offered: 1/8” (0.125”) 4-flute square end 1/8” (0.125”) 2-flute ball end 1/8” (0.125”) 2-flute 90 degree point end 3/32” (0.09375”) 4-flute square end long (1/2”) length of cut 3/32” (0.09375”) 4-flute ball end 1/16” (0.062”) 2-flute square end 1/16” (0.062”) 4-flute square end 1/16” (0.062”) 2-flute ball end 1/16” (0.062”) 4-flute ball end 3/64” (0.046875”) 4-flute square end 0.040” 2-flute square end 0.040” 2-flute ball end 1/32” (0.03125”) 2-flute square end 1/32” (0.03125”) 4-flute square end 1/32” (0.03125”) 2-flute ball end 1/32” (0.03125”) 4-flute ball end 0.024” 2-flute square end 0.010” 2-flute square end 1/8” 2-flute 90 degree chamfer #000 (0.020”) Center Drill #00 (0.025”) Center Drill
  6. Chuck, thanks for the input. That makes complete sense, I hadn't realized that. Per, I agree with you about Chuck's products. I bought some blocks and line from chuck for my Phantom, although I haven't gotten to too much of the rigging, only rigging the deadeyes and a few blocks, but they were very high quality from what I could tell. I just figured that I could save a little cash and get a bit of a modelling fix by making my own since I have the tools to make them now. I will compare them to Chuck's blocks to see if the quality of my home made ones is acceptable.
  7. Hey all, I found a good deal on some small size end mills with two and four flute varieties as well as square and ball end varieties in 5-10 packs and was wondering if anyone would be interested in a set of one - two of various types and sizes for a bundle price. They work out to be around $5 each, much cheaper than the $10-$20 dollars on most sites. They are carbide cutters made in the U.S.A. and I am very interested in purchasing some, but don't need so many of each size and variety. If there is some interest here, we can talk about what you ask want included and I can purchase the mills and make sets to put up for sale here. Just gauging if there is interest in something like this, if there is, I'll go ahead and make some purchases. I hope you all are having a wonderful day.
  8. Hey guys, thank you for your responses! These are about the prices I have been seeing, I might just have to bite the bullet and buy a handful at about $13 each. Good call on the dental burrs, I hadn't thought of that. I will also check out your Proxxon catalog to see what is available.
  9. Thanks for the responses! I know how to convert scale, but guess I don't really know where to find sizing of the original rigging components to scale down. @Chuck: would you say that most model expo kits show accurate sizing of blocks in the materials lists? Or should I only trust the ones you have worked on? Thanks again!
  10. Hey guys, Great topic here, very useful information! I have been looking for some small size end mills and have had trouble finding them for reasonable prices or in decent sets. My question is if anyone knows of a good source for these. I have found some on ebay and micrommark has a few, but just wanted to know if there is a hidden gem out there for them. Size of shank doesn't really matter as I have a 3/8" end mill holder as well as a set of collets that go down to nearly 0 gap. Thanks in advance for your input.
  11. Thanks for the quick responses this! I'm aware that I can find the parts lists for their kits, but was under the impression that they are typically oversized in kits or they will put 20 of one size instead of 15 of that size and 5 of a slightly smaller size, for example.
  12. Hello out there! I am currently living in an apartment where room is scarce and build space is almost non existent, but I have a space to set up my mill. I am planning on building a ship in 1:64 scale once I move after graduation, probably the Syren. I wanted to know what the typical sizes of blocks, deadeyes, etc are so that I can make a bunch out of some spare boxwood I have laying around in the meantime. I figure that it will save me some cost on my next build(s) by making them myself, not to mention I will know that they were my blocks and get some satisfaction from that later on. If you guys could chime in on what size blocks and the like I should mass produce, I would appreciate it. If you also have information on the dimensions of them, like a diagram of the layout or the like, that would save me a little time as well, but that is information that I'm sure I can find somewhere on my own. Any information would be greatly appreciated and would get me back into doing what little I can related to model ship building in my current place. Thanks in advance! Best Regards, Max
  13. Thanks for the response Don, I think that the rigging plan includes both standing rigging and running rigging since the kit came with both black (standing) and tan (running) line. I just wasn't sure if the running roofing that is included in the rigging plan includes the rigging for the sails or just for moving the yards and whatnot around. I'm not sure if there is separate running rigging for yards and sails, but if the sails are attached to the yards, it would stand to reason that they are one in the same. Like I said, just new top this and don't yet know the basics of rigging. I also need to sit down and closely examine the rigging plan some more and try to figure out the purpose of each line, I think that will clear some things up. Good luck on rigging your Bounty, she is looking great so far!
  14. Hey everyone, I just got to the rigging on my first ship model, the MS Phantom, and had a question about the rigging. Is the rigging shown on the plans the complete rigging, or is it missing some of the rigging for the sails. I would like to, if possible display her with sails but am unsure on whether or not it makes sense with the rigging plan supplied with the kit. Also, I would appreciate any input on what state the rigging would look good in, i.e. full sail, half sail, furled sails etc. Thanks in advance for any and all input you guys are willing to share with a young deck hand. On a side note, if it is recommended to display with unfurled sails, I plan to use a method I found a while back that uses dyed thread pulled through to the undyed cloth to simulate the stitching in a closer to scale way. Preliminary tests have shown promise but canbea quite frustrating process because if a thread breaks, that could be all she wrote for that sail. Thanks again,
  15. Marc, you are right. I am both very happy and lucky, one perk of doing well in school and getting scholarships. The beginning of the semester usually means quite a bump to the savings accounts, usually, not quite this semester though haha.