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Cuda1949

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About Cuda1949

  • Birthday 11/19/1949

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  • Location
    West Fenwick Island Delaware
  • Interests
    Ship Modeling, Ships in Bottles, Golfing, Playing Guitar

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  1. Welcome aboard from a former Philadelphian (NE) now in lower slower Delaware. Keep the faith it does get easier the longer you stay with it. Go Eagles Al
  2. These are of my making. The kit’s cloth was printed with a similar process as the deck veneer. It was missing in some areas and blotchy in others. I can send you my original if you feel you are missing the full experience. Thanks for the offer, so sorry I did not see the response until today. I prefer my ships without sails, I am a rigging kind of guy. LOL. Yours turned out really great hope to see your next ship.
  3. Still in the 60's here in slower lower Delaware. Although the winds were howling last night,
  4. I have enjoyed your journey it looks great you have created a masterpiece. So when can I expect you to come up here and do mine. LOL. Actually i have kept a space in my shed (Garage) for my desk at the end of my work bench. Hope to move in the fall.
  5. The two clubs nearest me are about 150 miles North and 150 miles south. One in Philadelphia and one in Hampton Va. At one time I lived in either Philly or Hampton.
  6. Absolutely agree. Thanks I enjoy reading MSW at least 3 times a day.
  7. Thanks for the offer and thanks for the kind words but I am staying close to home till everything returns to semi normal.
  8. Finished the running rigging. Over two years so far invested so far. Actually the model is 99% done. All that is left is to make the figurehead and then make a base for the model to stand on. Unfortunately I have to wait to get to the lumber mill to get a nice piece of wood to mount the ship on.
  9. I bought the same model kit off ebay back in the early 90 s and it was first model I built after building many ships is bottles. I wrestled with the model but I did finish it and it sits proudly among my sib of the PRIDE OF Baltimore and the Young American. Very nice work on your part look forward to following along.
  10. Finished the three life boats and sewed covers on top to replicate canvas covers. Lesson learned do all your deck work first the attach your rigging. Life boats are in place and tied down. Now on to the final running rigging.
  11. Okay back at it. Today I started building my life boats using basswood that I shaped sanded. I am in the process of planking them. I plan to cover the tops with white canvas material and then mounting them on the ship. I also built the braces or stands for the lifeboats as well as a jig for bending the planks. I have also continued doing the running rigging, I learned a valuable lesson from this to have everything done on the deck prior to rigging the ship.
  12. Yes I am using that and some plans from Building a Clipper Ship. Unfortuantely I do not have the Hackney Book but will see if I can find it on ABE.Books Thanks for the input.
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