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  • Birthday 11/08/1969

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  1. The deck is a focal point on any ship model - its one of my favorite areas to build - to me a laser etched deck doesn't look right
  2. Looks exactly like mine at this stage - need to start fairing the bulkheads !!!!
  3. Beautiful result ! I agree with Chuck - having worked with Ebony and Fiebings dye (on my Confederacy which is fading) on wales - I’m just going to paint them
  4. The resin figurehead is brilliant - I actually will coat it with one more fruitwood gelstain - but looks really good. The beauty of resin - hoping I can heat the legs for more of a completely flush fit. Merry Christmas Everyone !!!!
  5. Looks really good Chuck - still thinking about an approach for us building in Pear/Cherry. Maybe just going with Boxwood colored for the rails and sculptures will look good. It does tie in well with the frieze. Usually I only like three tones in a project - on this one there could be black wales, red bulwarks, pear planking, boxwood sculptures/rails and blue frieze. Or dye all of the boxwood down using your recommended gel stain - Ill have to experiment. This ship is looking amazing - kudos - Im also thinking of rigging her. Ive got the space !!!!
  6. Frankly I think using a Oil paint Sepia wash would probably do the same thing from my experience dabbling in Oil Painting.
  7. Thanks Chuck - curious - will the deck be planked directly on the bulkheads or will there be a false deck of thin ply ?
  8. OK the former is up and the bulkheads have been placed in - they need to be glued next. Its an imposing structure ! I did take advantage of Chuck's laser cut bulkheads - I broke a few and was able to glue them back together- they are very delicate as they are made out of the lite aircraft ply. I will use the binder clips for sure during fairing.
  9. Looks great Toni - looking forward to following this build !
  10. I am very curious here about a decal approach for the frieze - it would allow variance of color for the background and would allow you to apply the same finish you wish on top of the decals for a match to the hulls finish
  11. Hey Chuck - don’t miss this place in New Orleans - Napoleon House. Great Gumbo and Muflettas. The place has history - originally they wanted to spring Napoleon from Elba and move him here but he died first. Favorite bar in New Orleans - have a Pims Cup !

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