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About Sailor1234567890

  • Birthday 05/05/1977

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    Shubenacadie NS, Canada
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    Sailing ships, boating, sailing, canoeing, boatbuilding in 1:1 and various other scales.

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  1. Sailor1234567890

    Video on rebuilding an actual ship,Tally Ho

    Leo's youtube channel is good but there's a couple of kids (younger than I so kids, late 20s early 30s I think) who are building a 38 foot ketch from scratch in their back yard. They are naming her Arabella. Google Acorn to Arabella and you'll have HOURS of their videos to watch. Similar to Leo's Tally Ho, their boat is a beauty as well.
  2. Sailor1234567890

    Woodenboat Magazine

    Has anybody read the July/August 2018 issue (Number 263) of the above publication? There's a section at the beginning on a gentleman from Friday Harbor, Washington named Sam Fry who has built a few models. One of the pictures in the magazine is of the schooner Spike Africa. Beautifully executed. There are a number of other modellers and models featured in that little part of the magazine but on page 50 there's an entire article called Malcolm Darch's Exquisite Models, A lifetime of shipbuilding in miniature. He's built quite a few models and they're absolutely stunning. The cover picture is of the stern of his 1:64 Agamemnon and she's absolutely beautiful. There's a picture of his 1780 Frigate Minerva 38. Again, absolutely amazing work. Has anybody seen any more of his work? There are about 15 pictures of different models. He works for private clients rather than museums or yacht builders. It's a good article about someone who excels at this craft. Cheers, Daniel
  3. I love a small brig. Looking forward to following along and seeing your progress on her. Cheers, Daniel
  4. So.... Ed.... Whatcha gonna build next? This is, as Maury said above, incredibly detailed. I can't imagine being able to get half the results you get if I had 10 lifetimes to do it in. Cheers, Daniel
  5. OH, I must have misinterpreted then. Yes, she is most certainly one heck of a beautiful ship. I'm more a fan of the smaller British clippers, Cutty Sark in particular but for the most part both the earlier American and the British clippers that came 20 or so years later look the same. Sleek lines, graceful towering rigs and driven JUST to the breaking point and hopefully no further. Damage to rigging was all too common though as evidence that they were driven extremely hard. I'd put forth that they were driven harder than the iron and steel ocean carriers of the next generation. The iron and steel carriers could take more punishment but they weren't pushed quite as hard as the graceful clippers were. Almost, but not quite. Keep at it Ed, we all love your work. Sorry for the thread drift. Cheers, Daniel
  6. Rob, I completely agree with everything except one statement. I don't think they were the ultimate in strength to withstand the punishing their masters gave them. I think that palm goes to the iron and steel ocean carriers of the next generation. Pamir, Padua, Garthsnaid etc. Otherwise, your statements are eminently correct in my mind. I say this with a very strong preference for clippers over the later ocean carriers. Clippers were the ultimate sailing ship design in my mind. Beauty, speed, grace. They had it all. Now we have box like super tankers and container ships that can carry infinitely more cargo with a fraction the crew size but where's the fun in that? Keep building Ed, your work is outstanding and I love to watch the progress, dreaming that one day someone might actually build one of these and show the world what it was like at sea in them.
  7. In the RCN we'd call it a battle ensign.
  8. Sailor1234567890

    Video on rebuilding an actual ship,Tally Ho

    Hard working does not preclude crazy though. Leo's very hard working and very dedicated but there has to be a little bit of crazy in him to take on that project solo.
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    My wife would kill me if I had that many models. I have one in the house that I haven't worked on in a bit (Revell's 1:96 Cutty Sark) and my son and step son have a couple between them.
  10. Are those notched posts to support rungs for a ladder or are they a ladder on their own? If so, why put two side by side like that? Or are they something entirely different?
  11. A 5x4" section of iron almost 4 feet long? CRAZY huge compared to my little topmast fids.
  12. The P shaped block and the other larger block are my topmast fids. A lanyard hole is required yet but it is much more rectangular than square. Parral beads, parral dividers, belaying pins, my newly turned carving mallet and a centreboard cleat at the bottom of the image are the other bits you see there. It's all Black Locust, my favourite wood. Sorry, it's 1:1 scale.
  13. Those fid holes look square. I would have envisioned the fids rectangular in section and therefore taller than they are wide.
  14. Sailor1234567890

    74 guns ship by Gaetan Bordeleau 1:24

    Where does a single individual find the time to build even one model like this? And you've built many. Excellent work.
  15. WOW. Looking forward to seeing more of this project.

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