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About safemaster

  • Birthday 02/26/1959

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    San Marcos Ca
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    Model ship and auto building, restoring my muscle car.

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  1. Hi John, The 2mm blocks will be the ticket and since a redo is in order remember to use the upper sheave of the blocks when rigging and I second Radimir in his helpfulness 👍. Your S/R is looking wonderful by the way. Michael D.
  2. That's an interesting canopy setup you added along with the windows , well done👍. Also I see you added some kind of cover on the deck? Michael D.
  3. I love seeing this take shape and a clever fix for the bulkhead elevation issue Marc👍. I remember my S/R being slightly off as you have shown in post #1573 and my Victory was actually square in that regard, but slightly twisted at the stern, one will never notice it once you complete the build. Michael D.
  4. Hi Schmidt, Thanks for sharing pictures of your stunning model, just beautiful! and I do like the somewhat weathered look and contemplated that for mine, but decided to go with a more pristine/new look, I'm looking forward on your progress. Michael D.
  5. Looking great Bill, at this scale even the simplified rigging is a challenge that you've handled quite well sir👍. I plan to do a full rig job on mine when the time comes, but do worry about accomplishing this at this scale. Michael D
  6. I started modifying the kit supplied oars, well 1 oar as this took me around 2 hours to complete and I decided to leave them natural, I'm quite pleased with the improved look and I still need to add the estrope. Michael D.
  7. Dear Gerard, I appreciate your constructive criticism/input and does make sense from an engineering stand point. Ironically one of our esteemed members Heinrich der Seefahrer provided a link in an earlier post regarding a build based on your monograph that provided me with a clearer incite on some of the rigging that I applied to my build, but somehow missed this anchor fiasco. Your time and efforts researching this subject is invaluable and I say that out of total respect, thank you. Frank, Thanks for the kind remarks friend and likewise on your wonderful build, looking fo
  8. A interesting video indeed, but what puzzles me is just about every built model I see displays them in similar fashion, Bjorn Landstrom shows them in this configuration also in the book The Ship. Maybe the Corel builders of this model can chime in and correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe their instructions show a similar setup?. Definitely food for thought and thanks for sharing that link Gerard. Michael D
  9. Hi Clark, I love the work you're doing on this, the lack of color gives this a whole different look that's quite pleasing to the eye👍 Michael D.
  10. Hi Marc, I use a 0.49mm drill bit to create a small crater so to speak, using thinned black acrylic with a fine brush I just dab the area and the paint flows in to simulate the axle, whats nice about the paint if I apply too much I can simply wipe it off with my finger and redo without messing up the rest of the painted block. Michael D.
  11. The anchors are completed and I started focusing my attention on the railing flags, arguably one of the most tedious phases of the build, here's a sample WIP flag. Michael D.
  12. I would furl them and if you decide too also, the yards will have to be lowered to be correct...food for thought!. Michael D
  13. Looking good Bill, the position of the yards indicates you're putting the sails on? Michael D.
  14. Kirill you may be right, but then again the picture you show is a different configuration as it's not on an elevated platform structure and I just followed what I have seen on others builds an are they correct?, who knows.. The starboard Anchor is complete, I followed the illustration from the book The Ship by Landstrom. Michael D.
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