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About AntonyUK

  • Birthday 10/09/1949

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    Ivybridge, Devon, UK
  • Interests
    Modeling. Walking. Scuba diving. Gold panning.

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  1. Hi David. Thank you for your kind words. I like building the unusual ships. Its somewhat more challenging when there is little known about the ship. Must post a update next week... Have been working on the Mayflower but not Posting... BAD me.... Regards Antony.
  2. Hi. Welcome to MSW. Your build is looking good and will give you a nice little model when completed. Like Mark said.. Dry fit everything. Then check it again. Slowly using sand paper on a block that span's the minimum of 4 ribs. And checking with a plank to get the angles correct. Do not press to hard on the block or it will damage the ribs/Bulkheads. Like I said Slowly but surely. Have a look at the link below...If it works. Fairing the hull and other bits Regards Antony.
  3. Hi. Thanks for the likes and comments. Sea Hoss.. Kind of name I like Hi Nils. How are you doing ?? I like the new family member Casper. Has he started picking up bits of wood and running with them ?? .. HE will. Building a Half Model has its challenge's. As you can imagine. Thanks again for looking in. Regards Antony.
  4. Hi. Another update on the build. The stern section. The Tudor Rose is a wood carving from E-Bay.. More timbers to be added to this area later on. The Beak area. as you can see in progress at the moment. Ladders are not glued yet as I have more work to do in the deck first. Not 16 century and a tad small... OK he is 5' 1" high.. Easy solved. Not a lot to say.. Sorry but that's me. Regards Antony.
  5. Hi Nils. Just catching up on MSW and I come across your build. As per normal you are making a excellent job of the build.. and I love the clinker hull. (Note to self....You gotta try this one day). Regards Antony.
  6. Hi. Another update. Lots of work done this time. The hedgehog. There is nothing more to be said about that picture. Treenails in but not cleaned up at this stage. Again treenails are in but not sanded at this stage. Started on the beak. And timbers onto the side of the ship. Gunports laid on top of the planking. With cling film to stop excess glue getting onto the ship. The get the correct curvature doing it this way. And they are way oversized at the moment. Started on the upper transom (Not shown the pictures as it is drying at this time.) All going well and will start constructing the rest of the decks next week. Thanks for the likes. And comments. Regards Antony.
  7. Hi. The photos as promised.. The planking is glued and as yet no work has been done to finish it off. I will just sand and clear seal it after completing the tree nailing. (With 4 coats of clear Danish Oil) The Stern area with lots of stealers 1 length had 4 stealers in it .. Another shot looking forward/ The Bow area. The internal works to date. Stern to Bow. Another shot Bow to Stern. A closeup of the stern area. A Shot of the lower stern area (Transom) As you can see I use miniature self tapping screws to hold the planks in place then they are removed ready for tree nailing. The screws are quite long as it helps to hold them in place while fitting them. The holes are predrilled and so far I have has NO splits in the planking. Its NOT the screw head that holds the planking in place.. Its the thread. Lots on Ebay listed as Micro self tapping screws. from 1mm upwards. Will show more progress as the planking continues upwards. Regards Antony.
  8. HI. After a extensive break from model building.. Im'e back Hi Nick. Yes I will contact you tomorrow . No photos today … But I will post some tomorrow afternoon. Started the external planking with Ash stripes 6mm X 1.5mm Yes small for the scale But the effect is nice. I started from the garboard plank and working up slowly. At the gunwale I will use walnut strips up to the main deck handrail then I will use Mahogany strips. Should look Nice... (NO PAINTING...) All the decks up to the Main deck are completed and will need the small bits adding on model compression. Cannons are made and Rigged ready for installation. That's it till tomorrow. Regards Antony.
  9. Hi Jo. Just catching up on your build log.. I am most impressed with you build and humour. A first class job on the planking to the hull. But look at the quality of the finished product All the best. Regards Antony.
  10. HI. A nice man cave And a load of tooling to get the job done A good start on the Victory. Are you using any books for reference ?? Will be interesting to watch the lighting with Fibre optics. Not tried this yet.. So will be watching with interest. Will follow along and I have the kitchen stool on the right booked as my front row seat. One assumes you were a submariner ?? with the Name and the bulkhead door. Regards Antony.
  11. Hi. Thanks Keith. Yes this is going together very quickly as there has been a lot of planning on how things will be constructed. Also lots of the timber has been pre milled ready for use. Another update. Lots of little bits made since the last post. And main deck is complete. Was done in the two weeks as most of the timber was already prepared and milled. The whipstaff steering was a new thing I have not encountered before. Two pumps of this ship. The other one is on the other side of the ship and will not be visible. Only 4 of these on each side of the ship. The rigging for the guns ready made up. Rudder and tiller arm. Copper will be blackened after making the opposite set of hinges (The ones that fit onto the ship). Whipstaff area. This will also be blackened when finished. I have lost count on the number of different timber types I have used so far. I like to mix the woods types to give a better contrast. The next step will be to plank the exterior of the ship. This will mean removing the ship from its jig and laying it onto a flat surface and clamping it as not to let it warp while doing the external planking. I will use 3 different types of timber on the exterior planking.. Walnut, Ash, and Cherry. Thanks for looking in. Regards Antony.
  12. Hi Jo. Painting will spoil the look of the boat ..But saying that it might be a option you might take after planking. Advice... Read the instructions and compare with the kit. Test all assembles as many times as it takes to satisfy yourself that you are doing the right thing. It's a nice ship when finished and makes a very nice display. I built a Leudo some time ago. Check my builds below. Regards Antony.
  13. Hi Mark. Nice start to your build. And a nice ship as well. On planking the planks are also treenailed at each beam. Not just at the ends of the plank. The pencil looks perfect for your deck.😀 Regards Antony.
  14. Hi Again. Thanks for stopping by. and the kind comments. Had a good 2 days on the deck... Now finished. Carlings and Ledges in place. Not glued at this stage.. Close up of the woodwork. Messy as not yet sanded or fixed. Big jump to Completed Gundeck. just the trimming to do. looking at the underside of the Gundeck. Waterways in place As it is right now. Will trim the deck tonight and install the hatch surrounds. Next is the Main deck. This has a step at the 3/4 of the way towards the stern. Also there are a lot of furniture bits on the main deck. I think 2 weeks might see it through. But we will see. Regards Antony.
  15. Hi Fernando. Cheap cocktail sticks soaked in dark stain for 3 mins then thoroughly dried. Hole was drilled with 0.6 drill bit. Then glued in place. Dried for a couple of hours then Cut with small side cutters then sanded. BTW The scale of this model is 1/26. Will be using Tulip wood for this deck as I like the hint of green in the wood. Regards Antony.

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