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  1. So I spent Thanksgiving at my fathers house. One of the things my father has been doing for last couple years is anybody who comes over and has to leave with something from the house. I think it’s his way of getting rid of stuff without actually having to throw stuff away. As I was looking through some of the junk in the basement I can cross this. As far as I can remember this is the very first ship model ever made. I think I was seven or eight at the time. My father tells me that I got in trouble at school because I was distracted and not paying attention and apparently my teachers asked if I had any trouble concentrating. My father apparently replied he just put a ship model together all by himself. And he thinks I was about seven or eight approximately third grade or so. Obviously in the last 43 years or so the model has had some battle damage. But I thought it was interesting.
  2. Sounds like lots of work getting done. Just a reminder that the club meeting is on the second Saturday dec 14th this month due to holiday scheduling conflicts.
  3. ANCRE from France has one https://ancre.fr/en/basic-books/85-calendrier-mural-ancre-2017-.html
  4. Thought I would try something a bit different from the usual 11 blade scalpel
  5. It all fits into a small plastic box and keeps me making “progress” even when out of town
  6. So I was fitting plank 7 and my sleeve caught the tip and snapped it off... One of the other billets had a bunch of unused space so I traced out the shape and have been slowly shaping it to fit. Still more to do. One thing the new one is slightly thicker. The original was 1/32 (or 4/128) and the new one seems to be 5/128 or so. To get it to match will have to thin it down just a bit. Will be traveling a bunch over the holidays and am not sure if it will travel well but we will see if I can take more than the practice carvings.
  7. Dang Chuck my next is going to be Cheerful but you are making this project look so attractive.
  8. Carving look great! So glad someone else is carving the decorations. I did get 2 extra sets to practice on and may need to buy some more before I get an entire set to use on the model.
  9. Article from the database here http://modelshipworldforum.com/resources/Rigging_and_Sails/ScaleSails.pdf
  10. I am glad that I went through the trouble of marking out all the frames. It really helped me shape the planks especially toward the bow area. I fitted the top planks first to give additional stability and then the garboard and then filled in from there. The last plank was pretty funny shaped but it fell right on the most angles section and is not really viable to the eye when viewed from the side. overall the planking I think went well for me because I took the time to mark it all out first.
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