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  1. I got to the point where my little workbench was proving inadequate to accommodate some of my recent power tools purchases. Thanks to our club’s annual auction, some nice pieces have been added at some great prices, so it became time to expand the workbench, which once again put the whaleboats on hold. The bench is now complete. Time to start modeling!!
  2. Girl’s School - 80’s hair Metal extraordinaire Britny Fox
  3. I look forward to your log. No better way to get help and advice. ( and show off your work a little 😁
  4. So the hiatus is over. The Medway longboat is complete, sans rigging. I'll save that for another day. Now it's time to get back to this ship and finish her. #2 whaleboat in progress...
  5. The rudder is done, the thole pins are installed. For now, t's done. I'll come back and rig it at a later date. Right now it's time to get back to the Kate Cory and finish the whaleboats and her rigging. I'm itching to get back to her and complete it. This has been a great kit and a great learning experience. Many techniques I've learned and tried for the first time, and they'll be more when the rigging begins. Thanks for a great kit, Chuck!
  6. Never mind. An hour late😎
  7. Going to Hell - The Pretty Reckless---One of the few newer bands I actually like. When I say newer I mean this century (LOL) . Taylor Momsen, the lead singer, is actually the little girl who played Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch movie. Quite a transformation 🤯
  8. Show Me Don't Tell Me ... Rush 1989 Presto album My small tribute to the passing of the great Neil Peart this week. I've been a Rush fan since the 70's. If not my favorite band, undoubtedly in the top 3. Neil was one of the greatest lyricist of my generation and arguably the best drummer rock and roll has ever known. His songs and lyrics were the soundtrack of my life for many many years. I feel like I've lost a family member. My condolences to the Peart family and all in the Rush family. He will be missed. I'm thankful for all the great music he left for us to enjoy. Glad I got to see them perform countless times over the decades. RIP my friend 😥
  9. Bob, like Chuck says start a log. There’s a lot to learn here. Sounds like you’re at pretty much the same level as me. Many steps in this project were firsts for me. I’ve learned a lot. And there’s plenty more to learn.
  10. Time is on my side Stones
  11. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
  12. Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
  13. I used the Jax pewter for blackening. It was my first attempt working with metal blackening, so I have nothing to judge it against, but I was satisfied with the results. Just make sure the metal is super clean, and BRUSH the Jax on, do not submerge it. The stuff can be a bit pricey, but I found a little glass/jewelry store on line that sells 4 ounces for $6.00. That';s a pretty good price. https://glasssupplies41.com/product/4-oz-118-ml-pewter-black-patina/
  14. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
  15. First look back since my last post so I’ll stay with Queensryche Jet City Woman
  16. Not hard to find at all. A quick search for black monofilament will yield multiple options. https://www.amazon.com/Magreel-Monofilament-Fishing-Nylon-Strong/dp/B07SQ1VX3P/ref=asc_df_B07SPLB6FQ/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=385569651350&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3204704411157101334&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003576&hvtargid=aud-802037562948%3Apla-824255271971&psc=1&ref=&adgrpid=78921460776&th=1
  17. The needle lies - Queensryche
  18. Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow
  19. Ladies Room - Kiss (rock and roll over album)
  20. The interior is coming along. A lot of new techniques for me.. Carving the windlass.. I wish I could have gotten some sharper, more pronounced angles. Blackening and working with brass. Used the Jax Pewter black. No major issues. Just make sure the brass is super clean, and brush it on. Turning belaying pins in a Dremel. This went a lot better than I thought it would. I was happy with the appearance of the pins. Just a few more things to add...Block and roller at the stern, rudder, thole pins, grapnel and oars. Wile I do plan on rigging this, I think that's going to wait while I get back to the Kate Cory. I've been itching to get back to that.

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