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  1. Hi John, Good to hear. So here we go....one last time. Hi everyone, Well for a while there it seemed I would never say this. But my Hannah build has finally come to an end! I will add better photos to the Complete Gallery later. I still need add barrels, and mainly figures. But I see no reason to keep this log open any long then adding a couple of photos later with the diorama completed. The windlass was finally completed, the swivel guns added, two cannons will be next to the name plate, the other two will look like they are ready to load onto the ship. I decided no tripod wenge because it would just be too much in a small area. Besides the main subject is the boat. I added rope hanks here and there. You will notice the inwales painting not completed. Thats were a figure will come in showing him painting. The little structure at this time I am thinking will show shipwrights going over the drawings of the refit of the Marble Schooner. I now have to go order the glass to cover and protect. I decided on the diorama because I thought it would kinda bring the model to life a little bit. SO THIS SHOUT OUT GOES OUT TO ALL WHO HAVE WATCH THIS BUILD. APOLOGIES FOR IT TAKING SO LONG TO COMPLETE. BUT BEING RETIRED NOW HOPEFULLY MY BUILDS WILL SPEED UP A BIT. THANKS FOR WATCHING. I AM NO EXPERT BUT I ALSO HOPE MY BUILD WILL OTHERS WITH THEIR BUILDS OF THIS MODEL. SINCE IT IS A PRETTY POPULAR MODEL TO BUILD. HAPPY MODELING!!! MARIO
  2. Thank you John. I hope you are doing and staying safe. Hope the virus is calming down down under! Thank you Brian. I will take a good look at those sites. You would think you would find a lot since 1/4 scale is fairly common. Thanks Hakan. Good to know your having fun. We have 3 Grandkids and seeing them a lot. Our oldest has the 3 and she works. So guess who is zooming school. I live in California and our Governor still has a strangle hold on us. But we might be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Just been upgrading our home as time passes. Thank again everyone. Happy Modeling!
  3. Hi Everyone, Since one of my project is nearing its end. Two of my three girls both want the BLACK PEARL, so I am considering one of plastic and one of wood. Has anyone built the Revell Kit of the Pearl? If so I would like your opinion on this kit. On the WWW it does show high ratings. But still not sure about it. Thanks for your time, Mario
  4. Thanks guys for stopping by and your kind words. And you Hakan Buddy How have you been? great to hear from you. Yeah it's been awhile. I am retired now and doing whatever. I worked for many years. I hope God grants me many years of retirement. Hello All, I plan on displaying the model as a small diorama. Not too crazy. The theme would be that the ships retro fit is still in progress. So I have been messing around on the layout. There will be a ground cover to make it a little more realistic. I also added the back stays and the swivel guns. I have been slowing making rope hanks for the model. Cleaning up the pigtails and such. As for any pieces of thread I did not see I like using a regular ol plastic straw and blow off any dust and thread pieces I did not see. The end is in sight is all i can say. As for figures it's pretty tough finding 1/4 scale size. I do not have a 3d printer, but it would work pretty good in this case. So I may display the model without figures and later add them. The first photo shows the cannon is almost ready to load onto the ship, the second is waiting in line. Those tripod hoist back in those days are cool but might not work on my board because it take a bit of room. The scaffolding goes all the way around the boat. I just put a very small portion. I do not plan on covering up my model. It's the main subject after all. Now you know as to why I never installed the rudder and tiller. I plan on adding a few hull planks next to the ship. ready to be installed. HAPPY MODELING EVERYONE!
  5. THANK YOU JOHN, MARK, N JOHANN, AND ALL THE LIKES TOO!!! OK NOW HERE WE GO.... I AM COMING DOWN NOT VERY MUCH ELSE TO DO ON THE BOAT ITSELF. SO I WILL BE FOCUSING ON ALL THE EQUIPMENT THAT GOES INTO THE BOAT. PLUS HOW I WILL DISPLAY THE MODEL. SO THINGS MAY BE SLOWING DOWN A BIT ON MY PROGRESS. I HOPE NOT TOO MUCH BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO GET BOTH MODELS DONE SO I CAN GO ONTO OTHER PROJECTS. I DECIDED TO GO WITH A DIFFERENT CONFIGURATION ON THE SAILS. BY ADDING A JIB, BOOM AND A GAFF. JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD LOOK GOOD AND IT WAS AN OPTION WITH SO MANY CONFIGURATIONS THESE WHALE BOATS HAVE. HAPPY MODELING
  6. HEY MARK, HEY YOU DID A GREAT JOB. NICE TO SEE YOU WORKING ON OTHER TYPES OF MODELS. IT A NICE CHANGE IN LIFE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. GOOD GOING BRO!!!
  7. JOHN, MIKE THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I WISH I HAD YOUR SKILLS WITH METAL WORKING MIKE. BECAUSE I AM HAVING ONE HELL OF A TIME WITH IT RIGHT NOW. HEY EVERYONE, JUST BEEN BUSY MODELING AND GETTING THINGS READY FOR THE CHANGE OF SEASONS. JUST DOING ALL THE LITTLE THINGS ON THE W.B. ONCE I THINK I HAVE EVERYTHING IN ORDER I WILL BE WORKING ON ALL THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE BOAT. I DID THE RACKS FOR THE HARPOONS AND LANCES FROM BRASS. THE RUDDER IS DONE AND AGAIN METAL WORK WITH THE PINTALS AND GUDGEONS. LANDYARDS ARE ALL OVER THIS BOAT SO STARTED A LITTLE RIGGING HERE ALSO. THEN I DECIDED ON THE LANTERN. MY SCORE WORKING WITH METAL WAS PRETTY GOOD TILL I RAN INTO THE LANTERN. MY JOURNEY WENT THRU 5 DIFFERENT TRIES AT THE LANTERN. AFTER NUMBER 5 I WAS PLAYING WITH JUST BUYING ONE. BUT GAVE IT ONE LAST TRY WILL OL RELIABLE INSTEAD OF BRASS, AND I DUMPED ON THE METAL WORK ALL TOGETHER. AS FOR THE COMPASS I AM THINKING ON THAT ONE RIGHT NOW AS I TYPE. NOW I GUESS THE FACE OF THE COMPASS IS CALLED A ROSE? DON'T KNOW WHERE TO FIND ONE TO MAKE THE FACE. SO ANY SUGGESTION WOULD BE WELCOMED. THE MAST IS NEXT UP. SO HERE IS MY PROGRESS.
  8. Hello Sir,

        I am very interested in the Rattlesnake and the Indy. If still available.

    My email is      walk_d_plank@hotmail.com

     

    Thank you,

    Mario

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