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Ian B

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    Taunton, Somerset UK
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    Flying and Gliding, leading National Trust guided walks ,ham and old radios, restoring classic cars and VW camper vans and I just love history in what ever form it takes :)

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  1. Just a simple 'Thank you' , a great resource and well worth your time doing this
  2. wow, what a find. It will be remarkable if it can be tied to a ship
  3. Just a thought , perhaps the cannon was not there to fight but just to fire low charge warning shots to frighten ships to heave too?
  4. The port bow chaser puzzled me too when fitting it, I would worry where the crew stood to keep out of the way of the recoil...let alone place the tools, rounds and powered need to work the gun.
  5. Thanks all and especially Chuck, I know I am not quick, as work and family take 99% of my time. Without your blog and those of the other truly superb builders also making Cheerful, PDF's and plans plus those extra bits you produce there is no way I would have tackled this project and the inspiration of what is possible drives me on
  6. As a UK west country man I so wish there was a kit or a set of scratch built instructions for this wonderful ship, it seems such an over sight that this subject has never been tackled. Just a passing thought Ian
  7. So another month passes by, and my 'Chuck' serving machine has arrived along with some rigging goodies. I now have a bow sprite and a main mask (only placed in position). I have now served my first ever ropes and cracking on with the other spars
  8. More progress, the winches etc are just placed on the deck so don't panic I know they are not quite in the right position and I still need to finish rigging the cannons. I am now awaiting more goodies in the post from Chuck so I can start the rigging. I also ordered his serving machine and can't wait to try my hand at it for the first time.
  9. Super Picture, My great uncle served on Calypso in WW1 as a signaller, he must have the most nautical name in the whole world and yes this is his real name 'Plimsoll Drake'.
  10. After work and Family pressures have eased away I am pushing to get my 'dark Cheerful ' finished. I have changed the deck features colours around but I hope it does not offend any historical accuracies too much I already have Chucks cannons, winches,pump etc which I cant wait to start on in the next few weeks. Chuck, are there any plans to produce a 'rope/pulley' kit for this for when I getting around to the rigging?
  11. Hi I know everyone quite rightly are praising your building skills. I would just like to say thank you for taking the extra time photographing and documenting it so well on here... I always looked forward to dose of Kaiser updates ...
  12. Love the funnels, just stop there!! -mount the funnels on a plinth to display them--- job done---
  13. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39285879 I saw this on the BBC... great to see the methods being used to build these ships.
  14. Time for a quick update--Santa 'Chuck' came so I now have cannons, gratings, pumps etc-- in fact all his mini kits for the Cheerful so now to finish the decking ready for the deck furniture... I need to re-do the red on the inside once I have the strips that go around the decking laid. For inspiration I have hung a hand coloured print dated 1804 titled ' A cutter with a view of south sea castle' to give me that extra inspiration to get on with the build(sorry about the large camera flash in the middle of the picture)
  15. what a great way of displaying the model

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