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About EJ_L

  • Birthday 03/29/1984

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    Wichita, Ks
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    Obviously I enjoy scale model building, ships and my HO scale railroad layout are my main areas right now but I still do the occasional car model for people.
    I also highly enjoy wood working, especially lathe work. I make many things from pens and ornaments to bowls, plates, vases and goblets. Always experimenting and trying new ideas as I see them.
    Outside of these I also enjoy my wife, two dogs and outdoor activities like biking, camping and fishing.

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  1. Ah! No, that they did not provide. My S.R. kit did come with some made of metal, but they looked terrible in my opinion so they were tossed to the scrap pile. I had not given much thought to making those transitions decorative, just plain walnut at the moment. Might be worth reevaluating though.
  2. I'm not completely sure which pieces you are referring to Marc. Can you point to them on a picture or where they go? I have a lot of fittings so it is likely that the kit did come with them. I will say in regard to the fittings/furnishings/decorations etc., that the kit provided pieces are of decent quality. For someone not looking to make their own, these can be easily cleaned up, painted and used to create a very pleasant model. The biggest issue with them are the ones such as window frames and the decorative railings. Their appearance is fine, the railings are actually quite ni
  3. Thank you all for continuing to follow along. I know this has been a slow build so far. This update has the stern planking, poop deck, and cabin windows completed and ready for finish. I have spun the build board around and am ready to finish the bow and forecastle work. Once that is built, it will be out to the shop for more sanding and sealer.
  4. Spent the week working on the last tier of stern windows, enclosing the captains cabin.
  5. A little more work. Getting all of the pieces installed that will shortly be covered up.
  6. Not a lot has been done lately as I have been busy on other projects. Now that those are wrapped up, I am back to working the planking ever upward. Hopefully I will be able to top out the stern bulkheads soon followed by the forecastle. Once everything is topped out, I can start working on the decorations.
  7. Beautiful! The weathering is well done. Naval ships were usually well kept by their crews as a point of pride, but natural wear would still be present. I think you are doing an excellent job in showing this.
  8. Working on the upper stern structure. Pierced the last of the gun ports and the four cabin windows in the office quarters. I had to adjust those two down as the drawings showed them in the middle of the poop deck. Also setting the poop deck beams and cutting channels to run the wires for the lights.
  9. Sails are looking great! You may be leaving off some details for scale consideration, but what you have kept is still incredible!
  10. Fantastic! Was the year a historical detail or one of your own embellishments? I think it is a great idea either way just curious. I've had a similar problem with those thin carvings separating. Then the challenge of keeping track of them all and gluing them back in the correct order was also fun. Glad to see your repair went smooth.
  11. Hello all! I know it it has been a while since I have updated, been a little busy but mostly just needed a break. Back now with some updates to share.
  12. Beautiful figurehead! That is exactly what I had envisioned as well. She will look majestic at the bow of your ship.
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