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About Seahawk1313

  • Birthday 08/11/1948

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    Islip,New York
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    Federal Navy: Start to about 1825. the Subscription Ships. Carved Decoration on Early U.S. Naval Ships

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  1. Interesting story. I myself keep a note book not unlike that one for rigging. Early U S Navy ships. I'm basically old time pre computer guy. A different Hal.
  2. Essex coming along very nice! As for messiest work area you don't come close ! Very nice clean work. -Hal
  3. Very nice, excellent work. The case is great. -Hal
  4. 50 years ago, the old wood boats I ran still had copper bottoms. I agree with Druxey's comments completely. The copper on them never turned green when in use and in the water, except maybe above the water line. The salt water cleans the copper fairly bright on an active boat. The bottoms didn't turn green until they were on land. They were 50-60 ft. Oyster Boats and Patrol Boats. I know some do not believe me, but this is how I remember it. - Hal
  5. Marcus K, If you can get it ?, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts had a book "William Rush, American Sculptor". It is excellent source of Rush's work. - Hal
  6. I agree with Beef Wellington and Wefalck. Easiest fix would be to add small piece of wood to the quion to level the barrel. Personally I would replace the carriages and barrels with some better ones. -Hal
  7. I seize my served shroud on a shaped piece of wood slightly larger then the mast head. I find working the lines off the mast and the model easier-Hal
  8. If I remember correctly ( dangerous ) the U.S. Navy stopped using them sometime before the War of 1812. -Hal
  9. Your carvings are excellent, a wonder to behold. I work in 1/96 scale. I wish I had your skill in carving. - Hal
  10. On the copper plates, You can leave them bright. On the boats I ran the copper didn't turn brown/green until it was out of the water in the yard. Salty water is like sanding the copper on an active boat. Sitting at dock the above waterline copper will turn, but once moving through the water it turns bright as a new penny. That's how I remember it to be.-Hal
  11. I laminate thin wood ( like "plywood" ) to make my collars and hearts, then cut to shape. - Hal
  12. Smaller upper block is for the lifts ,larger lower block is for the sheets. separate blocks seized together. - Hal
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