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  1. I did start again. Added a digital height gauge and digital angle gauge to my gadget box. Those have made certain things more accurate. Payed much more attention to height of breath this time as well as the top timber alignment, and as a result, some of my earlier alignment issues have not been repeated. Now that the cant frames are in place fore and aft, I’ll focus on getting the right sheer of the ports. I put the foremost and after most ports in by measurement and have made a template of the port sheer line as a check going forward.
  2. That’s wonderful to hear and very encouraging. I’m going back over the plans, the tutorial and my framed version recording in a journal where the errors probably occurred and plan to spend much more attention to detail next time. Even though it’s a bit foreboding to begin again, that’s the plan. I’m learning a lot. Not by any means is the first run waisted!
  3. Thanks for that advise. But why settle? I don’t have room in the house, as my wife likes to remind me, for more ship models. I kept a log of my ‘Gros Ventre” and didn’t seem to have avoided the same issues this time. As you will appreciate from the photo of that POF, the issues for me have not been what happens after the framing. I’d like to feel I got it right....
  4. Note the undulating top timber line. I should have remade the offending cant frames at that point but was unsure of the eventual top timber contour, and so I decided to make corrections at the end.
  5. I’ve now completed the hull framing and find it less than satisfactory from a visual point of view but structurally fine. I would be embarrassed to leave it unplanked! The two biggest issues were#1: an undulating top timber line and #2: port alignment not true to sheer. As a result, I’ve revised the ports and have had to add and subtract considerable material to create a smooth top timber line. Wish I’d completed the framing before cutting in the ports. A template of the sheer could then have been used to insure proper port alignment. I’m tempted to begin again, having some idea for how to avo
  6. Kevin, I very much enjoyed your videos. Beautifully done. Your skill level is understated. I am just finished the hull framing of Pegasus. My attention to detail has been inferior by far to yours. The two most significant problems I encountered were #1: maintaining a smooth top timber line, particularly with the aft cant frames and #2: alignment of the ports consistent with the sheer. I cut the port notches as I went and the end result was poor. I decided to redo all the ports. I think I would prefer next time to cut them after the framing was complete by drawing the correct locations relative
  7. I’ve been scratch building POF models since about 1995, having retired 7 years ago as an orthopedic surgeon. So my projects have been drawn out quite a bit until more recently. I started with the USS ESSEX, following the Practicum of the late Portia Tachajian, followed by the Delacroix “LE GROS VENDRE”. David Antscherl’s Practicum on the Swan Class intrigued me as it represents the methods used by the English in the 18th century, as compared to that of the French of the same period. I also met David at the NRG annual in New Bedford last year and was drawn in both by his personal appeal as well
  8. Have recently embarked on the Antscherl Practicum of the Swan Class (Pegasus 1/48) and am looking to connect to any willing to share their experience in that project, as there are inevitable questions that arise. Henry
  9. Your work is an inspiration to someone who has completed this model by hand without the knowledge and skill to use my milling machine (Sterling). It took 12 years, having started with the original group and Gerard Delacroix’s guidance. Your wonderful results make me want to start all over again. Are you using a CNC SYSTEM? I’d love to see how you make those complex bevels on the hawse timbers and reproduce them for the opposite side!!
  10. 18th c. French Gabarre credited with the discovery of the west coast of Australia. Utilized as a supply ship for the French navy ( hence the name ). POF scratch built. 1700 hrs.
  11. Two questions: 1) How can I delete a single photo in the gallery of completed models? 2) I’ve uploaded a number of photos in the completed model gallery that show up in the “edit” area but do not show up in the actual gallery. How do I get them added?
  12. I found some references and this is where they steered me. The client wanted sails. Anyway, it’s essentially finished and waiting for the display case to arrive. Interesting adventure.
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