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Jolley Roger

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About Jolley Roger

  • Birthday 11/08/1974

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    South Africa
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    Bee keeping
    Ship models
    Scale aircraft models

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  1. Can't believe old Terry Pratchett has been gone for more than 5 years, still remember the day he's passing was announced: AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER
  2. Yep, i'm in as well, my favorite piece of man made machinery ever! Hence my profile pic
  3. Thank you for the the info Jaager, much appreciated! The white pear we have is the Apodytes dimidiata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apodytes_dimidiata, still worthy of stocking up I think. Definitely going the scratch build route. PS. Apologies captian_hook for the thread drift.
  4. Yeah, I hear you. I try and stock up as much boxwood as I can. The horrible reality is that boxwood is used as firewood in rural areas over here! - one man's trash is another man's treasure comes to mind. The mixed indigenous has some potential, which I would like to explore in future - White pear, which is similar in characteristics to European pear and Cape holly, similar to the other holly species
  5. Interesting, i'm paying the equivalent of 5,50 Euro per kilo for Cape Boxwood(Buxus Macowanii) over here. From the local https://www.rarewoods.co.za/info/price-list-timber/
  6. I planked my Marie Jeanne with them, worked well. They bend easily and sand to a smooth finish.
  7. Welcome Nathan! Always good to see another Saffa join the ranks. What are you currently building or plan on building?
  8. Welcome back! From what I can see, you have done an excellent job of the hull planking. It is very difficult to plank a hull the 'correct' way with only kit supplied planking strips - if you are interested there is a tutorial at http://modelshipworldforum.com/resources/Framing_and_Planking/plankingprojectbeginners.pdf (might be a bit late now!) Coppering - have you considered doing only one side, then you get the best of both worlds.
  9. The first layer of planking is to build a solid base for your second layer, so do not worry about tapering, spacers etc, yet. The first layer is going to look ugly, it's normal
  10. I believe the figurehead in your picture dates from 1922, after she was returned to Falmouth Cutty Sark images Could be that the figurehead was painted after she became the Ferreira. and great build so far Don!

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