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About ggrieco

  • Birthday 11/12/1963

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  1. Thank you very much maquinilla.
  2. Thanks everyone, Thanks Jack, druxey, Landrotten Highlander, Pat and John for your kind comments. Thanks Cathead. Kevin went with the angled arrangement as on the Yellowstone for his reconstruction so I will be using it. I wondered about the reason as well. Recently, a visitor asked the same question and I thought about asking Kevin but then forgot about it. I'll try to remember to ask Kevin why he went with it on Tuesday. As for the silk, I had no idea that it would work as well as it did. The silk was very wrinkled and I was sure that I would need to stretch it or at least weigh
  3. Hello everybody, I was was starting to feel a little burnt out trying to catch up with model two so I had to take a little break for the Holidays. I was able to get the tarred roof on and the chimneys completed but, never got a chance to post. Sorry for leaving many steps out trying to catch up. For the tarred roof I used silk. I experimented with several adhesives but finally settled on shellac. One very thin application to penetrate the wood. Then a second heavier coat to provide a layer to bond to. I was a little concerned that I would never be able to get the wrinkles out but
  4. Hello Roger, I was a little cautious before I machined the lower window frames. I wasn't sure they would hold together. I used a 1mm four flute endmill and took light passes and it cut pretty cleanly. I was surprised at how rigid the final product turned out. Thank you daddyrabbit1954. I really appreciate your kind comment!
  5. Beautiful companion ways Frank. And the capstan and bollards are perfect!! I enjoyed your step by step description of how you made them.
  6. Wow! I have been away too long and it will take me a while to figure out where I left off. What I've returned to is magnificent! You have been busy, I will try not to overload your inbox with likes!!
  7. I love these screw sloops. Beautiful marriage of sail and steam. I look forward to seeing her come together!
  8. Thanks everybody, I've missed being in touch. I'm happy to finally have a free weekend to explore n MSW. Thanks Jack, yes, I use a Blazer micro torch and love it. The fine flame works great for these small parts. Thanks Frank. The two uprights on the front of the stove are 1/8 square tubing with two sides filed off. For the rest of the upright bends, I score the back side of the sheet and then used a fine square file to file a 90 degree notch half way through the sheet. Makes for a clean straight bend but you can only bend it once or twice before it breaks in this thin metal.
  9. Hello everyone, Sorry for not being in touch for a while. I've had a string of very busy weekends for the Holidays and haven't had the chance to post anything. The last couple of weeks I've completed the last details that I needed to finish the Hurricane deck. Hopefully, I'll be able to apply the canvas to the deck this next week. Originally, I was going to try to frame up the skylights with individual timbers but then I wondered if it could be milled from four solid panels. They turned out ok and it saved me a lot of time. The skylights on some of the early steamers were glazed w
  10. Hello Mark, I really enjoyed catching up on your build tonight. She's coming along beautifully. I can't wait to see how you tackle the rigging!!
  11. Outstanding model Pat! I've been away too long and come back to see her finished. Sorry I couldn't congratulate you sooner. I'll be looking forward to your next build!
  12. Looking good Cathead! I really like the lines of this vessel and the planking looks great! Looks like a lot of fun to build!
  13. Thanks everybody, it's good to finally get back to MSW. This will be my first weekend at home for the last four. Thanks Frank, I've been looking forward to checking in on Dunbrody. That will be my next stop. Cathead, yes it does seem quite gloomy. And the overhang of the Hurricane deck doesn't seem to let much light through the windows. Very little ventilation as well. I wonder how much heat from below made it into the cabins. Greg, it does seem ironic. Actually though, I think we got ours from a turkey leg at the Texas Renaissance Festival. I can imagine something like thi
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