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mort stoll

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About mort stoll

  • Birthday 11/11/1944

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    S. Nyack, NY
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    My 4 grandchildren,The Brooklyn Dodgers,Jogging
    Good Wine-French,Italian,Calfornia,Oregon
    Sailing ships-1750-1815+The Tea Clippers

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  1. Hi Will, Meant to add that when I used regular contact cement I only used the 3 ounce bottles and applied the cement to 150x40mm area which kept the fumes to a minimum. The low odor contact cement was only available in a 32 ounce can. Mort
  2. I've never aged my copper plates. I prefer them to age naturally. They look more realistic I feel as they don't all age at the same pace. Previous to my Victory I used Weldwood Contact Cement whenever I coppered a hull. I always had the fans and a mask on and windows open in my ship room when I worked. Just before coppering on my Victory was to begin I heard that Weldwood had a low odor formula contact cement. I tried it and it was fine. Didn't need a mask. I prefer contact cement because it allows me a few seconds to adjust the position of the plate should I hav
  3. Hi, As you can see I've completed the beakhead bulkhead and timberheads. The bulkheads for the Captain's dining and day cabins are installed. I've also completed the Captain's dining and day cabin. The dining cabin has 2 side tables and a liquor box in addition to the dining table and chairs. The day cabin contains 2 clothes trunks, a dresser, a chest and a desk. I'll probably add a small circular table. I tried to remove the center keel piece and the other bulkhead # 105 thereby opening the remaining area of the day cabin, but It's too involved for my skill set. You
  4. I think it depends on the size of the rope you're serving. I've used both sizes - Gutermann's - for years and am happy with the results. Stay safe and well, Mort
  5. Hi Avi, Years ago I bought a set of "French Curves " made by Staedtler at my local Staples. That should work for you as far as the ships curves are concerned. Hope this helps, Mort
  6. Hi Jason, No it won't be necessary to adjust any of the deck beams. The only adjustment is the removal of the right half of the beakhead bulkhead. My concern is amount of the upper gun deck visible when looking at the model bow on. The windows are mica. It was a gift from a fellow NJ Club member ages ago. He doesn't remember where or when he got it, but he bought it on line. I got the idea from looking the models in the "Rodgers " and "Kriegstein Collection" books. Hope this helps. Stay safe, Mort
  7. I've a question concerning the beakhead bulkhead #205. I'm thinking of removing the right side of the bulkhead in order the make the bow interior more visible when viewing the front of the ship. As you can see if you check my 2/15 post - the first picture - the starboard bow portion of the upper gun deck is exposed. With the marines walk, bowsprit etc. will removing part of the bulkhead provide more visiblity and do you think it's worthwhile? Thanks, Mort
  8. Hi Lyle, Been meaning to ask - perhaps I missed it - did you post any photos on how you built your chairs? They're great. Thanks, Mort
  9. As you can see I removed part of #105 in order to build part of the captain’s area. In retrospect I should have removed both of the top parts of #105 and the keel piece but I couldn’t visualize if it would work or not if the stern fascia #374 would properly fit. The pictures show the captain’s quarter gallery with a hanging lantern and commode. Also shown are some furniture dry fitted in the captain’s day cabin.
  10. Hi, I think I've figured out how to post pictures, which don't do any justice to the real life appearance. Hopefully I can do it again. I'll try post earlier ones. The above show the forecastle breast beam assembly, with the exposed port side upper gun deck, the masters cabin - with bed, desk and clothes trunk - the admirals sleeping cabin - with wash stand, clothes trunk and bed - partially exposed admiral's dining cabin and the captains dining and day cabins. I'm awaiting more parts from Caldercraft and then I can complete the captain's dining and day cabins. Stay safe a
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