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About ah100m

  • Birthday 10/22/1947

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    Boynton Beach, Florida
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    Al types of scale modeling, especially ships and large-scale aircraft and race cars. Also photography.

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  1. In Ft Lauderdale Florida last week at a "Day of the Dead" festival. I don't know why...
  2. If you have the time take the Long Island Railroad (Huntington Line) from Penn Station to Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor.- 1 hour away plus an Uber or cab. Great museum in a town on Long Island Sound.
  3. Well, it got to 83, sunny and a bit of a breeze here in Boynton Beach Florida. Played tennis this morning. Right now (10 PM) it's about 74. I know, it's tough...
  4. I did mine with Bare-Metal Foil (brand name) copper. Very thin, all the surface detail shows through when burnished down. Buy a pack and try it.
  5. 1. Open up the hole in the block with a #80 or #79 drill. 2. Dip the end of the rigging line in thin CA (super) glue. Just about 1/4" or so to stiffen it. 3. Cut the end of the line at an angle to form a point. 4. It should go right into the block. If it won't the line is the wrong size. For instance, at 1/96 scale a 2mm block is about 8". The hole resulting from a #80 drill will accommodate a 3-4" c line in 1/96th scale which is about right.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/100PCS-Grommets-Eyelets-Clothes-Leather/dp/B07JNDSNJM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1548553608&sr=8-4&keywords=2mm%2Bgrommets&th=1 100 2mm grommets plus tool for about $12. They also have 1.5mm ones. Amazon is your friend.
  7. Thanks - good photo. Still waiting for opinions on the footropes on the spritsail yard with no sail.
  8. OK, makes sense for the jib boom and flying jib boom. But the spritsail yard...?
  9. Would footropes be rigged on a spritsail yard even though (USS Constitution) the spritsail never carried a sail? Also, why do some rigging plans call for both port and starboard footropes on the jib boom and flying jib boom? Seems redundant.
  10. Aircraft related: Any landing that you can walk away from is a good landing. If you can use the airplane again it's a GREAT landing. It's better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here. The only time you can have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
  11. Has anyone actually used the sails from HiSModel? I'm approaching the point with my Constitution where I need to decide sails or bare poles.
  12. See the eyebolts on the aft end of the sliding portion of the carriage? That's where the inhaul tackle would attach. I've seen these photos, and others, many times before but it never dawned on me that something should attach there! Most ( in fact almost ALL) drawings of carronade tackle don't show the inhaul tackle. Some show just the breech rope, obviously incomplete. But even those that show a "full" rigging omit the inhaul tackle. Curious.

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