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About davyboy

  • Birthday 12/03/1940

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    Binningen Switzerland
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    British naval warships 17th and 18th centuries. Travel in S.E Asia. Reading.

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  1. Michael,I reacted but didn't like,that's horrendous. It doesn't get that cold here at 4000 metres altitude. Dave
  2. Hello Doris, These are the tackles for the Top Ropes which were used to lower the Topmasts. They were hooked to the top rope pendants which ran through sheaves in the heel of the Topmast. These pendants started from an eyebolt in the Lower Mast cap running through one of these sheaves up to a block on the opposite side of the cap then down to the tackles. There is a very good illustration of this in Lee's Masting and Rigging book (page 55). Also in R.C. Andersons 17th Century Rigging,drawing #13 items 166,167 and 168. Hope this helps with your wonderful model build. Dave
  3. Hi Maurice,very very nice indeed,super job👍. I look forward to the continuation next year. I had a rethink on my Speedwell POB. Didn't like the filler blocks fwd of the front bulkhead so they were chiseled out. Made the upper parts of the bollard timbers and 4 hawse timbers from pear and fitted them. Had to do some "surgery" on the fwd bulkhead and part of the lower filler blocks. Looks very much better. It was quite a job making these parts with a fretsaw,razor saw and files Regards and I wish you a Happy New Year. Dave
  4. I use medium grade aluminium oxide paper which gives very fine sawdust from the wood I'm using. This I mix to a paste with sanding sealer,works well and there's no alteration of the wood colour. Very useful for filling minor gaps in hull planking,if you don't paint it's virtually invisible. Dave
  5. Hi Srodbro,may I suggest you PM Jim Lad who is one of our mods. He lives in Sydney and is also a volunteer at the Maritime museum there. I'm sure he will be able to give you any info you require. Enjoy your cruise, Dave
  6. Hi Dirk,outstanding workmanship throughout your build,wonderful stuff. However,I think your Boom rests require rotating 90°,the boom could not rest in them as fitted. Dave
  7. Greg, Doris is still working on her Royal Katherine. Can be seen on the czech forum :- modelforum.cz Now has the lower masts stepped and rigging started. I wonder why she stopped posting here on MSW. Dave
  8. My goodnness,how we have grown over the years. When I joined MSW 1 twelve years ago I was member number 2001 and a complete nooby to shipmodelling. I've certainly learned a lot since then thanks to this great forum. Dave
  9. davyboy


    Oh dear,low priorities by the local Councils,my sympathies to you folks I've lived here in Switzerland for over 17 years and can honestly say I've never seen a pothole in any road,any damage to a road is quickly repaired. Dave
  10. Good evening Maurice, That's one of the problems with kits unfortunately. Scratch is the way forward Your idea of using 6 mm stock looks good to me anyway. I was very surprised to see what was provided in the kit for eyebolts and rings and those ghastly cast cannon,oh dear. Love your Alert print from the Science Museum by the way. I was in their shop 12 years ago hoping to replace a print of HMS Prince I bought in 1974 but was told they didn't sell prints anymore. Guess they must have started again. Dave
  11. You really need silver solder for joining brass wire. Ordinary solder is useless for this. Dave
  12. Hi André, Welcome on board MSW enjoy the voyage. Dave

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