Jump to content

Justin P.

Members
  • Content Count

    321
  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About Justin P.

  • Birthday 04/16/1982

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Poulsbo, WA
  • Interests
    Bookbinding
    Mapmaking
    Nautical History
    Restoration & Conservation
    Fly-Fishing

Recent Profile Visitors

1,021 profile views
  1. Hi Chris welcome! I don't have experience with that kit, but know Syren projects to be quality and the support here on MSW for those in particular to be un-matched. I personally have been holding off on Chuck's kits until Im more confident in my basic foundational skills, but that is no reason YOU can't jump right in. For what its worth, Ive wrecked LOTS of balsa planks... Im wary of doing the same to that beautiful yellow cedar. Looking at the Medway build, Im certain that is where I personally would be struggling and on a build like that, there is no paint or second layer to hide your mistakes. Be sure to note that if he is describing it as a "intermediate/advanced POF model" then there is a reason. For some reason, I trust that description more than I would on other manufacturers.
  2. I too have attempted to use something similar to cut out gunports... what I learned was that a drilled hole and sanding stick/file are far superior and cleaner (less error prone). Further, I have learned that reading ahead and planning for those ports in your build can help you having to cut them out at all, that is to say...you can build them in ahead of time and save the headache.
  3. about a foot of snow... to the shipyard I go.
  4. Has anyone tried these: https://www.micromark.com/Premier-Elite-10-Piece-Micro-Chisel-Set
  5. Interesting! I’ve not seen that setup before. I just have this, but still find that I use it quite a lot without marring or other associate problems. You do have to be careful though with how much pressure you’re applying so as not to snap off a chunk of your model....
  6. I know better then to click on threads like this... invariably someone suggests something I "need" and invariably Im left poorly explaining the arrival of a new package to my better half. Oh well, there are worse vices to have... speaking of vices... have you got one yet? I good keel vice is always handy.
  7. This is a great build log. Love the photography and the work is something I hope to achieve one day. Looks amazing.
  8. Great start! Looking forward to seeing it through.
  9. This is very similar to what is done with some historic artifacts as well. Nothing matches better.
  10. I have the Thickness sander and when I use it, I count my blessings that I have it. I have a less expensive/quality disc sander with belt side and find that adequate as my final sanding is always done by hand and Im less prone to take too much off. I use the thickness sander most often for scratch building new parts or replacement kit parts, thinking back Im not sure how much I could have done without it or how much time is saved by not waiting around for replacement parts. The disc sander Im sure is wonderful, but for me my money is better saved for the table saw than the disc sander which of the three tools offered I think might be a last priority. However... I will say that my opinion is not nearly as valuable as that of some of the more seasoned builders. Perhaps one day, when my workmanship demands more precision, I will find that I require the whole Byrnes trifecta. "A good tool is still a bad tool in the hands of an idiot." - My Grandpa.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...