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About jimvanlan99

  • Birthday 03/01/1947

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    Boone, NC and Athens, GA
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    Model ship building, cycling, reading, travel

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  1. Mike, where did you find the Chapter 3 instructions that cover the construction of the Q galleries? Jim
  2. Well, I guess this gives me some small comfort. Now I just have to figure out now to remove the offending ends off the timber bollards without destroying or disfiguring them. Unfortunately my bollards are always secured/glued in place. Thanks for letting me know that I am now alone in this. Jim
  3. JJ, I did not have the problem you are encountering with the Wales not aligning at the top. HOWEVER, I have found that at the stem I do have a problem as I reach the bottom of the timber bollards. On top of the top strake of Wales, the plans call for a 7/16" strake (called a black strake, although it is not painted black) and this, like the Wales, is double planked (according to Chuck, the top plank of the "black strake" is to be sanded down in thickness to under 2/64"). This thinning is to give a "step down" appearance I guess from the Wales to the single strakes that are above the "b
  4. Scrubbyj427, Looking really good. I am several days/weeks behind you but working on it. I really appreciate the opportunity to watch you progress (and learn). Jim
  5. Worldway, For what it is worth, I have found that sanding sticks (I get mine at a beauty salon store, where they are sold for sanding fingernails) in various grades from 100 to 600 work really well on bulkheads. the important thing, as you know, is to frequently check the bulkheads at various heights with a batten to ensure you are getting the right curvature and that the batten is getting maximum contact with the edge of the bulkheads. Good luck and happy sanding!
  6. Chuck, I wish you all the best in this coming year. Your products are excellent and add so much to ship models from other companies. And, of course, your own model kits are exceptional. I love my Medway Longboat and cannot wait to resume work on my "Winnie." A great 2020 to you!
  7. It may have been a pain getting there, but I would say you have one beautiful model there.
  8. I had the same problem of the bulkheads not reading the bearding line, and I noticed in there build log that there was a similar problem. I, too, put in fillers, although not as many as you. the real issue will be to do the fairing well.
  9. Worldway, Glad to see you are back in the saddle on Fair American. I too am on a small sabbatical from FA - partially due to distraction by Syren's Medway longboat, which I just finished and now due to shoulder surgery which has left me with only my right hand for a month or so. I saw you pictures of the stern fillers that you had to carve and sand - tough work. Anyway, since another modeler or two kept telling my stern fillers were not sufficiently faired and needed more sanding, I thought I would send you a couple of pictures of how far down I had to sand my blocks.
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