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Osmosis

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About Osmosis

  • Birthday 12/09/1956

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    Pompano Beach Fl.
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    Woodworking,Poker, Golf, RC Sailing, Shooting and what else oh yes just recently building models.

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  1. Vacation at my house means more time for "Honey Do's"
  2. I have been wanting to order this book but can't seem to pull the trigger. Please post a review once you have had a chance to peruse it. Thanks
  3. I actually found myself holding my breath while he was placing those tiny details as if it would help. What amazing work.
  4. Like my Nana used to say "Once begun half done." Of course she did not build very many model ship.
  5. I too have downloaded and saved it for my upcoming AL King of the Mississippi build. Thanks Kurt, Bruce and all. Opps! Sorry for the misplaced response I was at the bottom of page one and did not realize it. Best Regards
  6. Thank you all for the likes. Just getting started on some of the deck pieces. But before gluing them in I was wondering about waterways for this deck. The instructions do not call for any but I think they would have been there. What sort of profile would they have had? I have seen them as both concave and just simply beveled strips. Is one more correct than the other or would it have been a regional thing as I am finding with a lot of details? Would they be made of different wood than the rest of the deck planking? Thanks
  7. When I was building my battle station I found these pictures by fellow MSW member robdurant to be a great resource. Also Harold Hahn has some great resources out there for gun and carriage construction. Like Mark said a quick search should turn up a wealth of info. Best regards
  8. Just checking aboard Bob. Say hello to New Jersey for me. Where abouts are you headed if you do not mind my asking?
  9. I know by now you all are as tired of these gun ports as I am. But they are officially done except for the outer frames which will come after the final planking. I created a lot of extra work for myself by building up the interior bulkheads and I am not sure I would go through it again. but I think it definitely achieved the desired effect. Giving some depth to the gun ports rather than just being a framed hole through the outer skin. Now it is on to some guns and other furniture for the second deck. I have the powder kegs and their racks soaking in some stain right now. I also need to start fabricating and installing the hardware for the gun rigging. I have also been working on the making and placement of the bilge pump. The kit supplied one is metal and actually quite nice looking but I will be making one from wood. The instructions call for it to be mounted on the lower most deck in the hold. In doing some research and reading Prof. Oertlings thesis on the subject I am thinking of moving it up one deck and extending the tube down to the bilge as it would have been. Slightly off center line and forward of the mast. That's it for tonight. Best regards
  10. Well that didn't take very long. I hope we can take this as a sign that you are feeling better. Can't wait to see them Bob. Best Regards
  11. There is a set of plans for sale over on RCgroups forum.
  12. Got started on the port side tonight. I posted these in the "what have you received today thread" a while back but this is the first chance I have had to use my Incra Rulers. These things are the best! Very flexible and accurate as all get out. Makes layout on a curved surface like this so much easier.
  13. Not much to report. Work continues on the gun ports. Also doing a few odds and ends while waiting for the glue to dry. Like painting metal rings on casks. Did I mention I hate painting! Just wanted to let you know I am still at it. Best regards
  14. Welcome aboard Chris. A search such as Mark recommends will result in several different but equally good solutions to your question just pick one that works for you and jump in. Also start your own build log as soon as you open the box. That is the best way to get help from all the great model builders available on this forum. It will also help all those that come in behind you. Good luck with your retirement and all your future builds.

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