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  • Birthday 09/18/1961

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  1. These are pretty good. I purchased the "baby" on amazon for a few bucks. Tom
  2. Hi Jim, Glad to see you are back at it. The model is really looking good. I to wondered where all the lines were going to be belayed. There just doesn't seem to be enough belaying pins on the drawings. I like the extra pin racks on the poop deck. That deck is relatively bare and so makes sense to add some there. I am sure I will be doing something similar when I get to that point. Keep up the good work and if the Admiral won't let you cut a hole in the ceiling above the refrigerator then maybe you can just get a shorter one! Tom
  3. Hi Roger, Next time you visit it is right across from the C.W. Morgan dock. Doesn't really have any signage outside the building, just need to notice it on the tourist map. Tom
  4. Hello everyone, I just spent the day at Mystic Seaport (about 1 1/4 hours from my house) and wanted to share the photos of the ropewalk display that was on display. It was very old and very well explained. The overall exhibit was shortened considerably to about 250 feet from its original 1050 feet. This would produce about a 600 foot rope. I tried to organize the pics in some sort of order from the start to finish of a rope. Enjoy. Tom
  5. Hi Jim It is good to hear from you. I was beginning to wonder if you hit a big lottery jackpot and ran off to some secluded tropical island 🏝. Hope you get to get back to those rat lines soon. Thanks for the compliments. My progress goes in short spurts also. That darn life thing seems to get in the way for a lot of people. 😁. Maybe one of the moderators can help you with you notification issue. Tom
  6. Finished some of the bow work and played with some of the small sculptures on the stern. Michael Angelo has nothing to worry about. 😁. Progress is a good feeling no matter how small. At 1:85 scale the sculptures can get pretty small so detail is very difficult. At least for me. Tom
  7. Hi Mark T i just saw Chuck this past weekend at the Northeast Joint Modeling Conf. In New London CT. Bought some blocks. Saw his rope too. Very nice. Thanks for the interesting information about the tar colors. Definitely keep it in mind for the next. Just have to make the cranes for the forecastle deck and then string up the beige Tulle and the netting (except on the bow) will be a thing of the past on this model. 😁. Wasn’t my favorite part so far but it really put a nice touch to the model. Tom
  8. Hi Steven at 1:200 I agree you would need to go with black so it would be seen. I was having a hard time deciding but ended up going with the untreated rope color. As mentioned above it probably not wrong either way. Scott i did see the the black on many pictures of many ships also. I found arguments for both treated and untreated. Treated naturally would last longer but on the other hand the treatment stuff would get all over the hammocks. Black is definitely more visible on models and paintings but may not be historically accurate. Since this model will most likely never get out of my living room and the rails are black I ended up going with the contrasted beige. Thanks for checking and passing on the info to me. I welcome all the comments I can get as they only add to my knowledge which is never enough. Hi Mark Thanks for the info. I don’t think I will bring it to the “canvas” stage. Don’t want to cover up the work already done. If I am visualizing what you are saying correctly wouldn’t the canvas also have to go down the sides also to keep the hammocks dry. I have never come across the canvas on hammock netting. But then again I have only been doing this for a few years and this is only my 2nd model. I still have a ton to learn. Tom
  9. Rob I have no idea. Just something I came across on the web. Tom
  10. Thanks Sea Hoss. This is only my second build so I still have a lot to learn and improve upon...especially when seeing some of the builds on this sight. It has been a fantastic journey so far and the good thing is it is really just starting. Tom
  11. Thanks to all for the likes. Hi AON yeah that is a great analogy. Probably why I have an artificial one. No muss no fuss. 😁 Hi wiederrich it will be fully rigged with sails, some full and some furled. That is a ways off. Tom
  12. I think threading hammock netting is less fun than rat lines. Very tedious but when it’s done it looks pretty good. Finished the poop deck netting’s after 3 nights. Now on to the midship netting’s. 😳 Tom
  13. After a long time searching for some tan netting for the hammock cranes I ended up using some Tulle that I picked up at Joanne’s. It’s a bit on the fine side but it will do. Better too fine than too coase at this scale. I found the perfect size in black but the netting is not supposed to be tarred. That would make a mess with the hammocks. Here is the first attempt that came out okay. The dark wood and black cranes make the netting stand out a bit. I was concerned that the Tulle was so fine that you would have difficulty seeing it. Holding the fabric up withou a dark background made it almost invisible. It is an awful lot of work to be invisible!😳 Tom

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