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About hof00

  • Birthday 07/16/1960

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    Manaia, South Taranaki, New Zealand
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    Modelling Ships, Cabinet Making, Gardening, Cats

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  1. Hi Chap, Just a thought about the Bulwark height, you need to factor in the Rail on top of the Bulwarks as well, the plans should reflect total height of these if you get my drift. Cheers....HOF.
  2. Hi Chap, You have been busy!! 🙂 Looking good. Filler: You could touch up a little where planking stands "Proud" and gently sand, or not, up to you. The first cover should be nice and as smooth as possible, it's the Base for the thin stuff.... Just be careful not to sand the first cover too thin!! Bulwarks: Look really good, pretty much how fussy you want to be getting correct height. (I probably would, (I'm a fussy bugger.), but up to you.) You may like to consider if this height, or lack thereof, may be a problem further down the track. 2- 3 mm strip of wood fixed with CA would probably do the trick. Have a think about how you will achieve first. 2nd cover: Yup, plank the Bulwarks.... This will fair planking overall. (I think the newer version of this kit varies in this respect, at least what I have seen thus far.) Again, my two cents worth.... 😀 Cheers....HOF.
  3. On Ya Chap!! 🙂 I agree wholeheartedly with your comment, basically picking up someone else's work and fixing. (An example, my A?L Sanson, I'm still working on this now and again.... To cut a long story short, I was very unhappy with my work so decided to pull apart and try to fix all the errors. (In this case, my work at fault.) Anyway, I wish the best for your work going forward. (I'll be watching with interest. 🙂) Remember, take your time, dry fit, etc. Cheers.... HOF. (Harry.)
  4. Hi Chap, Things seem to be progressing....🙂 Have a look at your plans to confirm Bulwark orientation, ie lining things up. The Step in Bulwarks in relation to the Step in the Deck, etc. Plans will also show how far forward the front of the Bulwarks are from the apex of the Hull. (From the first photo, the Bulwarks look very far forward of the Bow apex. The step in the Bulwarks should also assist in orientation. Can't really tell.... your measurements should confirm things.) You may still need to adjust the apex Bow Bulwarks. (Sanding?) Anyway, just my humble opinion from what I can see from your photos. Cheers....HOF. Cheers....HOF.
  5. Nice!! Good on you chap!! Skylights/Hatch's look great. (Nice detail.) Cheers....HOF.
  6. Hi Chap, I'm pleased that the photos assisted. You are very welcome. (I have more if required.) As I stated previously, I'll follow your build with interest. Give me a shout if you think that I can help at any stage. Take you time, consider future steps, test fit lots and plan ahead. (Just a PS with the Bulwark stuff, you my wish to slightly bevel the inside edge of each Bulwark where the Bulwarks join at the Bow. this should give a nice pointy bit at the Bow when they are mated.... Anyway, I'm not going to teach you how to suck eggs, so to speak.... 🙂) Enjoy!! Cheers....HOF.
  7. Hi Chap, Sorry, I was incorrect as to the Bow Bulwarks, It's been a few years since I constructed this.... The Bulwarks do meet at a point as can be seen as per attached photos. I guess that you may not have enough length perhaps on your Bow Bulwarks. If that's the case, you'd need to add some material. (Small bit of scrap wood glued/sanded to form a pointy bit.) ( note that the Bulwarks from your photos are pinned. Can they be removed and re-positioned to meet in a point? They should be flush also with the planking.) Yup, the Keel components are affixed direct to the False Keel. Pin and glue them with Cocktail sticks or smilar. Have a look-see at he photos and drop me a line if you have any queries. John Earls practicum is invaluable!! 🙂 Cheers....HOF. Photos....
  8. Hi and welcome to MSW!! Looks good to me for a start. I bought this particular version of BN II off E-Bay a few years ago, was my first serious attempt at a ship model and came out o.k. in the end. (From memory, it was something like 10 months build time. (Mainly weekends.)) Double planking will help the finish heaps and makes an excellent base for paint, (Once sealed.), if that's where you're going to go. A bit of wood filler on the first layer of planking and some judicial sanding will help tidy up the Hull, looks like all this will need. A very fine sand on the Deck and clear satin polyurethane will finish and protect also. Looks like the False Keel needs to be attached and will assist in firming up the Bow Bulwarks. Anyway, take your time and contemplate the steps necessary before diving in!! 🙂 (My two cents worth.... 🙂) I'll follow you progress with interest. Cheers....HOF.
  9. Hi Chap, Thumbs up for "Caroline!" Beautiful Build!! Have read review or two.... 🙂(Inc. "Period Ship Models.") You are doing some her some real justice regarding this subject. (I'm a bit of a fan regarding "Mantua/Sergal" offerings. (Even though mine was the Cutty Sark....:-) (Loved the component fit.) Cheers....HOF. (Ps: Nice "Come to daddy" quote/picture..... How big is your abode? 🙂 )
  10. Hi, Could I please respectfully reply to this thread? Yup, an Awesome release.... I have the "Hatchette/Partworks" 1/200 version purchased a few years ago. Looks like quite a bit of an upgrade. Costs for mine were something like the following: 1st issue: $16.00 Subsequent issues: $30.00 (X 140 Issues) Something like that anyway.... Built the basic hull thus far and some superstructure. (- the RC) I can take a few photos if requested. and post here if James is o.k. with that. Regards....HOF.
  11. Awesome work!! Quick question, what adhesive did you use for the Stainless around the Funnel? Cheers....HOF.
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