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About Etcher

  • Birthday 10/19/1965

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    Yorkshire, England
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    Art, modelling, reading & vinyl records

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  1. I have been scraping the deck with a blade and it has come up okay. The upper deck is half planked now too. it seems as though decks generally weren't varnished. I'm not sure if that means I shouldn't seal the deck at all? Or should I use something to give a more weathered appearance?
  2. Thanks Paul and S.Coleman. Main deck planked and quarter deck support installed. I need to varnish the deck and add tree nails. For treenails I was thinking about drilling small holes, whatever is scale size. Not sure what to varnish with. Also, I was going to sand the deck with fine wet and dry but have been reading scraping with a blade is better. I used pencil for caulking. I've also been adding balsa fillers between bulkheads and sanding to shape.
  3. I decided to do a build log as I'm getting on with it and will continue even if I start the other kit. http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/12385-xebec-cazador-by-etcher-occre-scale-160/
  4. There seems to be little information on this ship, with OcCre themselves having nothing useful to tell us. Apparently xebecs played a big part in the second siege of Gibraltor, but that happened four centuries before this ship would have been built! Okay, thanks OcCre. Now to the model, It's actually quite an exciting kit to open with lots of little compartments full of goodies. Not sure of the quality as yet but to a relative newcomer like me it seemed impressive. My only previous build being a Caldercraft Sherbourne. This is the keel with bulwarks attached upon my primitive keel base. Even at this early stage I like the shape of the ship. I'm not a big fan of massive, bulky ships and I find the Cazador quite elegant. At the moment I'm laying the deck planks using 1x4mm maple strip I bought separate from the kit.
  5. I'm up in the attic. On the right you can just see my etching press. On the left my model railway layout in progress. My computer is up here also. I spend more time here than anywhere else in the house.
  6. Very nice! The wood has a really authentic appearance. Love the deck. Is it out of the box? Look forward to seeing more.
  7. 1967, two years after I was born. They've aged well. Still sound fresh.
  8. The Clash, Buzzcocks, Love, The Doors, Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Specials, Van Morrison, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, The Kinks, Jam, Jack White... Fave album this year - Bop English All on vinyl!
  9. Not as yet. It might be on the back burner. I have two smaller kits on the way (well, one in the post and one on my Xmas wishlist). So they may take precedence. Having said that I've started laying the deck on the Cazador now so will finish that. Maybe I'll work on them in tandem.
  10. Okay, I decided 6 inch planks (30 feet in scale) would be a safe bet. I'm thinking maybe continental 3 plank shift.

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