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About KeithAug

  • Birthday 05/27/1953

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    Sussex, England.
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    Sailing, Naval History, Model Ship Building, Model Steam Engine Building. Maisie walking - she is top left.

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  1. Mark - very nicely done ------- but should you be using that base as a work surface???? or is it just a convenient photo stand?
  2. Gary - I continue to be impressed your staining techniques. Maybe you should write a guide some day.
  3. I think you must be mistaken Patrick. Anyone with the lack of taste required to own Genesis (or much modern art for that matter) would find it hard to appreciate a gaff rigged yacht. I think it must belong to the apprentice engine room technician - he would appreciate it. By the way you forgot to put the dinghy on the yacht.
  4. Vaddoc - just a cautionary note. I use beading wire but invariably find I end up redoing some shrouds when they go slack. I think the slackening is associated with the wood of the hull and masts contracting a little when exposed to the dry environment of the lounge. You may want to aclimatise the model before embarking on rigging. Very nice job on the cleats. Your process for making them would be interesting to know if you have time.
  5. Keith - they both looked and seemed satisfied. I didn't like to press them in case they changed their minds.
  6. I had an internet access problem for most of the week but finally it seems to be in the past. It was 8 days ago that I last posted and the new airbrush arrived a week ago today. Over Sunday trough Tuesday I applied 7 coats of white matt Humbrol enamel paint, - oil based and diluted to the consistency of skimmed milk. The barely visible effect that I was trying to achieve on the scupper doors turned out how I wanted. I took a lot of care to press down the edges of the masking tape. Fortunately this paid off as I got no bleed at all. The tape came off cleanly and fortunately didn't pull of any of the poly layers. Given the interest previously shown in the paint scheme i have included a number of photos.
  7. Peter. I have seen both pale and the more yellow boxwood - seen in your photographs. If you are anything like my age you may recall the wooden foot rules from school. These were invariably made from boxwood and my recollection is that they were generally the colour in your photo. The real question is what effect you are trying to achieve on your model and whether the darker colour is a problem. I keep this as a handy reference as to the more common woods to use...........http://modelshipbuilder.com/page.php?49
  8. Patrick, he could consider flogging his art collection and investing the proceeds in a sensible / stylish classic yacht. I see he / she isn’t into classical art. I’m not really surprised!!!! You need to find the crappy photo setting on your camera, it is great for washing out the detail. All my cameras come with this as the default setting. Amazing detail, just love it.
  9. Mark / John - you both make plausible suggestions. Whatever the reasoning it is still in a vulnerable position and somewhat weaker than it need have been. Maybe people with millions to spend don’t worry about repair bills.
  10. Druxey - yes you make a good point. It is all low tack tape and the edging tape is Tamiya tape but never the less I agree it should not be on for more than a few days. Hopefully the airbrush will be here on Saturday and at 3 coats a day I should have the paintwork finished by late Monday.
  11. Eberhard - Yes I agree. As I look at more of the detail I find a few things that are not as I would want them. I wonder if some of the build was compromised by rushed design or build. With particular respect to the rubbing strip, clearly any discontinuity weakens the strip itself and introducing vertical edges provides opportunity for the strip to be caught and pulled off when rubbing against the dock. Like you I can not remember a yacht that I have been on where the rubbing strip is compromised in this way.

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