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  1. I would say Mission Accomplished ! That is a very accurate replica, Chuck. As always magnificent craftsmanship.
  2. The Slater is berthed about 45 minutes from me. That Sea bag is a lot smaller than the Army duffle bag they issued me in 1965.
  3. Mine is not permanently fastened to stand, so I can detach it and attach it to a limber if I want
  4. Nice work on the model. I found the same weight balance problem when I did mine, constantly wants to tip over backwards. I made the tongue support stand a bit lower so the model tips slightly forward.
  5. Ah but Lou, Ezekiel is coming to torment you !
  6. Now that I have completed the basic hull structure and repaired a few ooops the instruction call for painting the hull white and the walnut cap rail and side with a mixture of "asphalt mixed with solvent ??????" Asphalt is what we pave roads with not paint boats with . So I guess what they mean is a Mars Black. For the white I will use Winsor & Newton Titanium Oxide acrylic. To prep the wood I use artist's Gesso. Four coats of Winsor & Newton white applied. Also received my newest addition to the growing collection of miniature tools. The Lee Valley Veritas miniature honing guide. Works really well. Next up is paint the gunwales and cap rails black.
  7. They used colored panes of glass to change the color, usually hung as removable panels in front of the light, which was always white, due to the glass used to make the Fresnel prisms. So painting a pane red is acceptable.
  8. Denis, FYI, the light characteristic from Thomas Point Shoals is "flashing white with two red sectors" See Reference Looking great so far.
  9. Delivered last night by the UPS driver The new Veritas miniature sharpening jig from Lee Valley
  10. Moving right along at Glacial speed, I finally completed the basic structure of the lifeboat. Next step is sanding and painting. To cut all the 2 mm x 2 mm stanchions that fit along the gunwales to the same length I used my miniature miter gauge and razor blade saw. I added a bench hook to the jig to allow me to keep it in place while I cut Stanchions installed (all 49 million of them ) Next came the cap rails. 4 of the pieces are laser cut to be installed at the bow and stern. The center piece is 2 mm x 3mm piece which has to be pieced into the center, to edge bend it I cut a curved piece on the band saw to match the curvature of the hull, soaked the piece in water for a few minutes, then clamped it to the jig to dry. I also plugged up the gaping hole in the bow and stern
  11. I am familiar with the canal path, just never had time to walk/ride along it. I still have family in Rochester and Pittsford. We had a family reunion a few years back and chartered one of the canal boats (filled the boat) to take us from Fairport to the river and back thru the locks. Our cousins from Canada, England, and Ireland were impressed with the canal and its history. We turned around just shy of the river. My brother traced our Grandfather's family back to Ireland in the 1600s and along the way discovered cousins we didn't know existed both here and across the pond.
  12. Doggie seems happy with the purchases

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