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  1. Hi Allen,top of this page,planking tutorials etc. All you wish to know is there. Normally the Wales are fitted first. Dave
  2. Hi,you must have got the last one. Just checked and the item is out of stock according to their page. Dave.
  3. Hi Bill,glad to hear all is well with you. I had a treble 7 years ago,still alive and kicking. Dave
  4. Hi Ron,if you wish to add the buntlines just put a knot in the line and pull it up to the block. Job done,this can be seen on contempory models which have no sails fitted. This was also done for the leech lines. Dave
  5. I've not been on the forum for 2 days. When I click on the like button tonight on a post 4 smileys pop out,really ! What is the purpose of that ? Silly idea in my view otherwise no complaints. Dave
  6. Very nice planking Maurice,bet you're happy with that hurdle cleared. I've started milling Buxus for my Speedwell planking above the wales,much still to do there,especially the short ones between the sweep and gun ports. Still,it keeps me out of mischief Keep up the good work, Dave
  7. Hi Alan,good luck with your eye op tomorrow,I had both eyes done 2 years past February. What a difference,I'd no idea I had cataracts,just thought it was old age Dave
  8. Hi RussR,the Proxxon 50mm blade #28020 has 100 teeth and is 0,5mm thick. It will do the job perfectly,I use one for plank cutting everytime. Dave
  9. Hi Mark,I've been following your build since you started.Exemplary carpentry and dedication indeed. A little fix you may find useful when drilling hawse holes. Drill about 2/3 of the diameter required then open out the holes using a tapered reamer of the req size then ream from the other end.Then run a straight reamer through to remove the slight constriction in the holes centre. You wont get any tearout and really smooth hawse holes,no filing marks. Just a thought,anyway it worked for me. Dave
  10. Good evening Maurice,exemplary work from you. Kit bashing is certainly your forte. Just a thought but I'm a bit surprised that you didn't think of using braided steel wire as used for fishing traces for your tyes. It comes in various sizes/diameters relative to breaking strain and is quite flexible. Looking fwd to following your next little masterpiece. Regards, Dave
  11. Dave,I've no idea what dockers are but I assume they're incontinence pads/nappies (diapers) for elderly gentlemen with a problem. Sorry,couldn't resist 😁😁 Dave
  12. Very very nice work Davy,you're very talented. Love your "baccy tin" art,Old Holborn or Golden Virginia ? Dave
  13. Hi Voyageur, The top blade is for cutting softwood,hardwood and plastics. It's ok and cuts fast and well,downside it tends to leave toothmarks. The second is for cutting nonferrous metals,softwood,hardwood,chipboard,plastics and glassfibre items etc. Can't comment as I don't have this one. The last one cuts the same items as the previous. I use this for cutting Pearwood and European Boxwood,leaves a nice smooth finish. Hope this answers your question. Dave
  14. Good evening Maurice,very nice mods you've made to improve your model. Super job. Just catching up as I'd lost your build due to this new system,just my opinion but I think the old system was better,now I have to jump from century to century to find the builds I follow. C'est la vie. Kind regards, Dave
  15. So sorry to hear of this. RIP Danny and thank you for all you did for the Forum members. Dave.
  16. Hi Jagger, I have the proxxon DH 40 thicknesser. A couple of answers for you. 1/10 of a mm,just under .004". Blades not sharpened they have cutting edges both sides. When blunt turn them,when that side is blunt change them,they only cost about $10 in your money. Access is fairly easy. I've had a little tearout probably due to grain orientation,cured that by turning the plank around. Can't comment on waste comparison as I don't have a thickness sander. For me the fact that virtually no dust produced (at least with Pear or European Boxwood) is a winner. Dave
  17. Good evening Maurice,looking good so far. I knew you couldn't resist a bit of kit bashing Keep up the good work. Dave
  18. Hi Jim, FWIW,I have had warped 1/4" ply. What I did was draw a straight line on the build board,draw lines 1/2 the ply thickness either side of this line. Glued small wood blocks on these lines and slotted the ply in there then screwed angle brackets to the board at each end of the false keel to keep it vertical. Glued and clamped blocks between the bulkhead slots,next day a perfectly straight keel. No need to faff about wetting ,steaming etc which may not work anyway. Dave
  19. I had the same problem with a Cruiser kit I bought some years ago. Most of the walnut was rubbish,I just bought replacement wood from a modelshop here. My reasoning being I would maybe have been sent more of the same. After this I went into scratch building,once bitten twice shy so to speak and much more satisfying. Dave
  20. Hi Termi, There was no ship named HMS Neptune at the battle of La Hogue in 1692. If that is what is written on the kit box it's pure fiction I'm afraid,nor was there ever a 3rd or 4th rate named Neptune. The second rate HMS Neptune was at the battle of Barfleur not La Hogue. In any case,no two ships with the same name would be serving in the Royal Navy at the same time. I know what you mean about kit plans being "a little off". When you come to mast and rig her I recommend R.C. Andersons' 17th Century Rigging or his Rigging of Ships in the days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600 to 172
  21. Hi Termi, This model should turn out to be a nice representation of a late 17th century 4th rate. However HMS Neptune of this period was a 90 gun 2nd rate launched in 1683. Later sailing warships bearing this name were all 1st and 2nd rates. The name given to this model is fictitious,not unusual for European kit manufacturers back in the day. Enjoy your build. Dave
  22. I suspect that in 8 or 9 months there will be a sharp increase worlwide in childbirth. Mother nature works in mysterious ways,so they say Stay safe and well folks. Dave
  23. Hi Malas,the wood caps (AKA trucks) on Mast tops were fitted with a sheave or sheaves for Flag or Pennant halliards. Perhaps if you said which masts,Lower,Topmasts or Topgallants you refer to may help with getting some answers If you are building a kit do a search on the forum,you might get lucky finding a build log there. Dave
  24. Good evening Greg, That's a bit of a disappointment that you wont be producing cast carvings. I'd have certainly bought a set for my POB version of Speedwell. Guess my model will have to be undecorated,I couldn't carve like that if my life depended on it. I may try to do a bodge job tho'. Dave
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