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About EJ_L

  • Birthday 03/29/1984

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    Wichita, Ks
  • Interests
    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. Such an incredible build. Great to see her floating once more.
  2. I just got back from a much needed vacation and break myself. WOW! Seeing her set up for display is jaw dropping. It has been a while since we last saw her in full, I think back nearly at the beginning before you cut her all apart. Seeing those various pieces reformed and whole again is amazing. Taking time off from the build is good. I know I was getting bogged down with too much myself and had not been in the mood too much modeling. Now after a couple of weeks away from both the work shop and work, I am ready to get back at it.
  3. Good to see you back and wow! Amazing work on Sovereign! The cleanliness of your work has always impressed me. The lines are always sharp and smooth. Beautiful work once more.
  4. Still picking my jaw up off the floor. Amazing. All these long months of modifications, design and creation are coming together. Can't wait to see the rest of the bulkheads up clear to the stern.
  5. Last few weeks I have been working on the figurehead. Here are the progress photos carving it out of a block of basswood.
  6. Excellent news Chuck! Being able to automate, what I am sure are massive time consuming and highly repetitive tasks while still maintaining the quality that you are known for is wonderful. I hope this does take some of the stress off of you. Looking forward to seeing these new blocks and to seeing what this new "free time" will produce next!
  7. More work on the bow. Added the decorative rails to either side and the thickened planking around the hawse holes.
  8. Unfortunately for beginning ship model builders, many of the available kits have instructions that are more like reading blueprints than traditional instructions. I think that the plastic kits by Revel and Heller etc., do a better job of providing more step-by-step instructions than wooden kits. Finding those easier kits is good as they will give you the basics needed to make the harder ones easier to understand. Most kits at their base levels are the same. A plank on bulkhead goes together in much the same way regardless of scale or size. The main differences come in the amount of details, guns carvings and rigging. Use the community as well. Most of the common models available have logs, lots of pictures and people that can offer advice and guidance when something is unclear.
  9. First set of rail decorative carvings are ready for paint. Will have to repeat these three more times for the other rails. Not sure if I am going to paint them gold as the kit shows or a yellow ochre. Thinking that I may reserve the gold for the forecastle for country showmanship, and the quarterdeck for flag status and do the midship rails in the ochre.
  10. Marc, OC, thank you both very much for the kind words. And thank you as always to all the likes and those following along. Another update as I have had a productive weekend. Rails are up around the bow and now I have started a in-filling the decorative pieces in the rails. These are being carved out of polystyrene sheets as I did for the other carvings.
  11. Been working on the bow. Added the gratings under the bowsprit and built the catheads. Will install the forecastle railings next and some details on the beakhead.
  12. Indeed! Please continue the build! You were working on something truly incredible. I have loved watching the framing come together as a fully framed ship is something I greatly want to do myself but have not yet worked up the courage to go for it. There are always those who would rather criticize than support, but something that I have loved about MSW is how wholesome the community here is towards each other. It is comforting to have such warm place of welcome in the cold landscape of the internet, especially social media platforms. You have many friends here waiting to see you continue!
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