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  1. Hi John


    Almost finished with the Mary Rose!!! Just two lines left to belay for the bowsprit yard. Then I have to make up a tiller for the rudder and mount it to the hull. Then it's complete. Yes that's right after over 3 years building it will be complete.


    Monday I go to the engravers to design and then have them make up the name plate ofr the base.

    After that I just have to look over the ship and touch up any missed paint or other things that I have missed.


    Then I can relax until April 22nd. when I drive up to Seattle for their IPMS Annual Show. Looks like our group will not have our annual show due to the National Guard canceling our res. for their facility due to their using t year.


    Here's what it looks like today.



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  2. Mahuna, holy smokes! this is drop dead gorgeous!!!!
  3. Thanks so much for the step by step process on the cabins Rob. very ingenious technique, makes me want to give it a try! your results are just awesome!
  4. Hi Rob, I am amazed at the fine detail that you are able to do at this small scale. As you do the paneling for your last two cabins could you take more step by step photos of how you do it. It seems like magic to me. love your work!!
  5. beautiful work!, I really like the green you got for the bulwarks and that stand is awesome.
  6. oh my gosh Robert, that submarine is absolutely awesome!!!
  7. I have had good luck with the Tamiya tape as well, another tape you will love is this plastic tape from Micro-Mark, it's kind of pricey so I only use it in dicey situations like on a curve. For use on curves it is unbeatable. you stretch the tape slightly as you apply it and it works a charm, not that you will need it for the rest of this build though. http://www.micromark.com/masking-tape-1and4-inch-wide-36-yards-long,7192.html are you planing to get a wood deck or paint the one that comes with the kit?
  8. nice paint job, looks like you are off to great start!
  9. I am building the Black Swan by Zvezda as well and have been searching for a figurehead that would at least look close to the figurehead for the Black Pearl. the other day I found this figure on the Reaper Miniatures website and purchased it. It stands too straight for the figurehead but it was simple to cut the figure at the waist, give it some some arch, and solder it back together. The figure is at 1:48 scale but still should be fine for the figurehead. Reaper Miniatures also sells wings separately so it would be simple to add wings to the figure. They sell a number of figures some that would be awesome to use as crew but they are 1:48 scale. http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Dark%20Heaven%20Legends/latest/03352
  10. I would be interested in the plans and swap you for some I have. What is your interest?
  11. Hi Guys, recovery is going slow but I am out in the shop modeling again, I am working on an extremely simple Chesapeake Bay buy boat. probably won't try working on Mary Rose again till next winter.
  12. Very interesting! I will be following along. great engine very realistically weathered!
  13. Thank you Steven, Keith and Nigel. I go for my first physical therapy tomorrow. Today I am working on coloring a cardboard pirate ship with colored pencils. It's just the right amount of difficulty for me at the moment.