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Justin P.

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  1. So Ill try again here... Messing about and realizing the MSW's photo resizing feature is currently broken caused my post to disappear. My fault... was trying to figure out the photo issue and didnt take a copy of my post. Since then Ive gone and resized all my images manually to rewrite this post without it being outrageous with huge pictures! Hopefully that function is restored soon. Anyway, since my last post Ive been focusing on hull details, the stern and transom assembly. I put up the second layer of wales without much trouble, filled and finished them
  2. Rather than post another example Ill simply add that I tried on a different machine, different platform and different browser. Did not work.
  3. I agree. There are multiple workarounds for sure. The built in resizer is a convenient feature and for me encourages more photography as it require very few steps. I hope it can be restored.
  4. As can be seen above... did not work.
  5. There is definitely an issue (though perhaps not universally noticed). Prior forum functionality with regard to pic resizing is no longer working. The options are there, and in creating a post the pictures do resize, but when posting all the resizing is dropped and pics are HUGE. Just removed a long post because it was just ridiculous. Its odd that the function seems available, but is not actually working. I see its only a problem for some. Im just concerned that what did work a few days ago, no longer works and Im doing nothing differently... Not a platform or b
  6. I literally just finished this step yesterday. I too had some trouble, I wound up cutting a wider piece and bending it over only to shape it back. Yours looks fantastic. Still finishing mine up today but hope to share by this evening. great job!
  7. I agree, watching your furniture and other fittings come together is a pleasure! I hope I can achieve similar success when I get there.
  8. I did this with mine for a different build as well. It was really solid, I had intended to remount it to the board but then I just got busy working and haven’t moved the model since. Cutting the board larger than the model itself also provides a kind of barrier from things coming into contact accidentally.
  9. I assume the ones that do not extend are amidships? That was how mine is, and I think it is more or less intended this way. I'm not quite to the caprail step, but my assumption is that it will all come together just fine. I wouldn't worry about it, more important that your gun ports are correct and consistent dimensions. By your picture, everything looks correct. I've only just added the outer wales today, and in the below pic you can see that mine protrude at the bow and stern (click to enlarge).
  10. Someone might, dont give away all your secrets! ha. Seriously though, consider a keel clamp from Amati. While the single point of position you have now is useful, you will need more angles and options for clamping as you go. This has been one of my best investments and provides hundreds of useful and strong positions. Also, consider gluing a rail along the deck, and then flip and clamp to that to give another angle in your own setup. You can remove this later prior to planking the deck.
  11. Looks great, and am glad to help even if it wasnt asked for! Looks like a much smoother run bow to stern. It is amazing how much more rigid the thing becomes as you build in these components. Its during these steps that I found a decent sharp finger plane became very useful for removing the extra material created by the additional wood. Much more accurate (and pleasant) than using sandpaper.
  12. Indeed. I actually thought it was probably the camera exacerbating it, but thought might as well point it out. I think as long as those sills are level then you'll be fine. The ones that would worry me are those towards the stern which "appear" to have a downward angle toward midships. The laser marks are only guides, and really only useful if all else is aligned properly. I tend to go with a mixture of plans, guides and "reckoning." That is too say, if it looks right it likely is or vice/versa. As I don't have the laser accuracy as some of our more seasoned peers do, I rely prett
  13. Well... thats a tough question. Shapr3d is like CAD, but is not CAD in its truest form. I seriously doubt you'll want to manage modeling an entire ship in Shapr. You can, however, model the entire ship in parts on shapr. But trying to amalgamate all those parts into a single model will likely exceed the capability of your Ipad. You could model framing, or deck construction (in parts) or handled as seperate files/projects. You could even model a hull, but its not as easy as using regular AutoCAD. Working with lines and then extracting a hull form from that is not as precise (or
  14. Nice progress. I think much depends on your sandpaper choice as well. I found that gator sandpaper to be noticeably more efficient than the standard brands in working with the ply and other weird grains. Also, I found the rotary tools harder and less precise, which could be my own fault. I took a 1/2 x 1/2" square dowel and cut it down to 3" long and then ground a square float plane landing float shape into it (Im also an RC pilot). This provided a square, but also non-catch shape to fair the inner bulkheads. Using the gator paper, this process did not take long at all.
  15. Very interesting! I haven't the faintest about origin, but can tell you that you have quite a treasure there! Could also be in reference to Harold Hahn - who knows?! I'm a rare book conservator and have worked in and around bindery's a long time. What I can tell you is that the Valve company likely had an in-house spiral binding machine and a stock of custom spirals with their name printed on them OR a stock of blank drafting journals pre-bound. Like a company might order pens with their name on them... Anyway, this was for employees to bind up their own notes/designs/drafts to keep in
  16. Yes. I use it all the time. Got a question?
  17. I suspect Ill join the cohort of those who've snapped one of those frames as well! If you don't mind Ill follow along!
  18. Yes... Ive been plugging away. School has started up and with COVID the kids are homeschooling, meanwhile Im also still working from home so things have been pretty hectic. The last few stages of my build have gone well. Slowly, but well. Its amazing just how much time some of these steps can take, and Ive just been chipping away as and when I get a few hours in the shipyard. Also, I may be overdoing things a bit as my patience has grown and my ability to overlook flaws has diminished. Just getting the painted gunports finished took awhile, as I really wanted them to be just so, and
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