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  • Birthday 07/18/1957

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    Crown Point, IN, USA
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    Dutch Ships (1600-1850), Especially different types of yachts, Everything about VOC history, Woodcrafts (carving, scrollsaw), Bonsai, Edible gardening.
    Member & Secretary of the Nautical Research & Model Ship Society of Chicago.

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  1. Most of the rigging has been installed except for the 4 vangs that are attached to the main sail. Now, in the process of making the rope coils of various sizes. I will add a Dutch flag from that era. This is large model, 31 inches from the tip of the bowsprit to the tip of the mizen yard. Marcus
  2. Four sails are installed. I am working on the topsail. The rigging is not permanent yet. Everything still needs to be tightened. Yesterday I created more. belaying pins and a couple of racks were the pins will located. I have added two more racks with belaying pins as the plans do not show where all the roping is going. Sort of disappears around the main mast. Overal I am pleased with the model. It is a very unique ship. Marcus
  3. Jan, thank you for the reply. Now I can continue with the sails. Everybody else, thank you for the likes. The bowsprit has a kbob on the end. I wondered why this is so or is it a characteristic of the Boyer. Marcus
  4. The shrouds are installed as well as the back stays. The stay and the preventer stay. The bowsprit and the spritsail. Question : on the picture below, what the dark black stripes on the stay and the preventer stay? Are these metal bars or are they made from thick rope? On the Utrecht I used rings to attach the foresail to the stay. Rings will not work this time as the foresail comes down to the heart block. Marcus
  5. Lateen sail is rigged and on the mizen mast. I added parrels (sp.) on the mast as well. This is according to the plans. This was difficult to create as it is very small. Anchors have been created and installed on the bow attached to the bollards. Placed some buckets here and there (you can see then on both sides of the windlass) and put some barrels next to the store room. Pictures will follow. Marcus
  6. All sails have been hemmed, and the bunt lines and bolt ropes attached. The mizen, spritsail and topsail yards have been attached as well. Presently working on the deadeyes that are part of the lanyards. The wooden template that have the deadeyes pinned to them is to make sure that they are all even. I use a hemostat to keep the shroud together while seizing. On a different note, Ab Hoving mentioned a damloper. Other names for this vessel is called a damschuit and damscut. After much research I got some info on this. This is a vessel 'only' the Dutch would invent. Completely flat bottom with minimum curvature towards the sides, small long narrow leeboards and very sturdy built. Don't know about the sails yet. What I understand from the literature is that it was used as follows. It is in the water and if they can't sail around the area it was hauled on land, pushed over a dam or dyke and back in the water. Like a modern day amphibian vessel. Would be an interesting build. Marcus
  7. This project is too cool. I love what you did with the clog. I have several old clogs in the garage and may just do what you did. I buy my clogs in Holland, Michigan which is a 3 hour drive from me. I wear mine in the winter when shoveling snow and when my edible garden is too muddy. .Marcus
  8. Ab, Thank you very much for the compliments on the Boyer. I love the lines of this ship with all the curves. With this being my second scratch buuld, it has been a challenge. The plans are easy to read and Cor has done an excellent job of creating them. The future plan is to build more ships from the merchant book. My next two builds will be the ships from Abel Tasman from the book with plans and cd. I have always built smaller Dutch vessels so these two will be interesting as they are bigger and a lot more work. Furthermore, thank you for the tip on the damloper and I will definitely look into it. Marcus
  9. Love the ship. The advantage of building in the scale that you do is that you won't run out of display room. Some of us that have larger scale ships can be a bit of a problem of where to put the ship. One of your picture shows a king bed. I think the yellow tie dye sheet is very cute. Marcus
  10. Nice.. When I worked in Saudi Arabia in the 90's, one of my jobs as a landscape architect I was to beautify the military airbases, the Dutch company, Ballast Nedam, built for the Saudis. This included the bunkers that housed the F117. I saw these birds up close. Breathtaking. (Saudis have weird ideas of what to landscape). Marcus
  11. Thank you for all the well wishes. My wife had the surgery a week ago and she is already hopping around with a walker While she was in surgery last week, I stitch the bunt lines on the sails and now working on the bolt ropes. The masts and yards have their hardware attached and all the created blocks have been stopped. The leeboards have been attached. After using some search scripts in Google I found some really interesting pdf's as books and PhD dissertations about fluitschips. This will help me in building the fluit, the Zeehaen. Furthermore, after visiting many hobby sites for rigging material, which is rather expensive these days, I am strongly considering purchasing the Ropewalk from Chuck (Syren ship model co.). The Fluit is going to take a lot of rigging and I might as well learn how to make it myself. I tried to make a Ropewalk myself but it turned out to be a complete disaster. Marcus
  12. Stitching the sails and putting the hardware on the masts and yards. Starting next week I will not be working much on the Boyer as my wife is getting a knee replacement and I will be taking care of her. Also after this boat is completed I want to start building the ships from Abel Tasman. First the fluit, the Zeehaen and last the war yacht, the Heemskerk. Scale will be 1:37.5. The plans I have are the printed 1:75. The cd has 1:50, 1:87.5, 1:100 & 1:150 The model Zeehaen will be a little more than a meter long. Always wanted to build a large ship. The details will be fantastic such as the carvings. I have lots of wood from my wood workers club. The fluit will be a challenge. Marcus
  13. Jack, the model looks good. In the beginning of your built you showed the sheet of PE with lots of items, but in the model I did not see much of it applied (or am I missing something). I understand that you decide how much PE you add to enhance the ship. Also in reality the ship cannot be too shiny, she should be in the colors of the sea and the sky. The PE makes for showing more details and it offsets it well with all that gray. Marcus

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