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  • Birthday 10/07/1970

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  1. This hull is definitely a beast. Fairing still needs some touch up, though I would get the sills done first.
  2. OldChur, It is a purchased item, there have numerous posts about its building jig. In my option save yourself some money and create your own. Again many post about how to go about that. Shawn
  3. Here you can see the ham fists in action...I used the binder clips as suggested by Chuck, but neglected to reinforce the last 2 bulkheads and now have repairs to do.
  4. All, This is the start of my very first building log. My name is Shawn and I reside in Lincoln NE. I don't know if you call it building, but have been trying this hobby for probably 20yrs. The problems I run into are I seem to have 2 left thumbs and ham fists. The second has been I take the approach of it's good enough, even though I know I can do better. With this build I'm going to try the I know I can do better approach. We shall see. I use my modeling time as relaxation and therefore enjoy a few adult beverages, so that probably also contributes to my sloppyness. Currently I'm in the fairing stage, I will get some pics once there is something interesting to show. For now here are some obligitory pics. Shawn
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  6. Received my boxwood carvings today from Jack. They are even better in person! These are truly works of art! Shawn
  7. By the looks of him, he may have already had a yourkie or two... Sorry Shawn
  8. Maybe I didn't explain what I'm looking for very clearly, sorry. What I'm looking for is how much to take off to create the stepping line. In your post you mention you used your mill to create this stepping line, but how much did you mill down to create it?
  9. Mike, Wonder if you could help me a bit. I've started on this neat little ship and have the backbone completed. The question I'm looking for an answer to is where did you get your measurements for things like the stepping line? I'm not finding this on the plans? Are you just making assumptions? Or am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  10. I considered trying my hand at this when HobbyMill closed. May need to give another consideration?

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