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michael101

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  1. Guid for transferring lines from plans to the model After a lot of thinking I have found the way to transfer the Wales lines from the plans to the ship you can use the same method for other things you need to copy from the plans in a perfect and exact way So I’m happy to share my guid with you and hop it will help you ! 1. First you have to put the ship even on the desk or if it on a stand make sure the ship has the same distance from the table to the keelson at the bow and at the stern !!!! 2. Also make sure the ship is even left and right !
  2. Hello friends, here is a new update for my build log , at this days I had to mark the Wales on the ship.. the instruction says you need to take reference from each gunport to the wale from the plans and transfer it to the model by marking a dot then just mark the lines and connect all the dots... the problem is ; the gun-ports on the model they are far to be exact as the plans (I mean they are not on the same level as the plans but the good thing is they has the same distant between each other !) and if you taking the reference from each gunport and try to transfe
  3. Thank you friend for all your answers but still im very confuse.. RichardG - even with all the timbers at the front , when you building a big war ship it will be stronger to put long planks a the bow section , if you need to chose what is better 1. To make the 4 butt shift for the beauty of the ship ( and also no one will see that because its under the water aria ...) 2.to make a stronger war ship im sure the second choice will be better for the risen of the strong war ship ... ———— Allen - I know that no one talk about minimum length of plank , but logi
  4. Thank you Allan but you just give me a good example for the issue take a look at the first plan of Hawk look how short they are at the bow section : and if you will try to avoid this problem by making the next plank long it will not have the scale of the real plank ... I mean it will be 1/4 bigger then the plank at the real ship take a look at the Podargus plan:
  5. Hello friends , Im almost ready to start planking the second planks on my victory project , and I saw a lot of build logs (of the victory and other models ) who used the 4 butt shift system... to be honest it looks beautiful .. but I don’t think they used this method on the real ships because each plank need to be divided to 4 sections and at each raw the plank will starts his strike from another section it means every 4 planks we will have1/4 plank how going to touch the keel at the bow aria and I don’t think it was like this at the real ship Because mos
  6. As always just a pleaser to watch your build log you did a beautiful job on the net 🤩
  7. Hello friends , is there anyone who has experience with this tool it looks fantastic for small aria ... i know proxxon has something similar but the proxxon one it looks like a toy , also the vibration of proxxon its horizontal and that one its vertical ! So its much better !
  8. They need to sort the products online ... the website its very poor and i think nobody going to pay even 1 dollar just to check some catalog .. sorry but its like a jock .. please update if they will do something with the website
  9. Plywood also getting this problem .. you can see a lot of build log who had issues with the keel (right from the box !) and believe me at the factory it was flat , dont forget your plywood its about 5-6mm ..(but you can see this problem even at 18mm plywood..) and about the color black .. its much better to have shadow inside the gun ports .. mor esthetic and impressive that to see the wood from some angles.. Regards Michael
  10. Hello Roberts, Great question you asked! Its nothing to dill with the fairing process but the reason is : You can look at wood as a breathable and living material that changes in relation to the climate and humidity of the room in which it is located In summer it expands and in winter it shrinks For that, in order not to have any distortion problems in the future The best way is to seal the wood (keel and bulkheads) with paint! Best regards, Michael.
  11. Wow EJ ! i didnt know you working on the Royal Louis! You doing a beautiful work ! Best regards Michael.
  12. Nice job 👍🏻 just take the time and enjoy the process Best regards, Michael.
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