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Jorge Hedges

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  1. Appreciated the link... watch a number of videos from the series last night, so it might work for any cross section, technique-wise speaking. Good Stuff!
  2. Not sure what you mean... My post is about the Model Shipways USS Constitution cross section... you shared one about the Victory. Thanks anyways; might be a good watch! Jorge
  3. Yes, it is sort of newish, and supposed to be a good one... that might be the reason it is not here yet then. Link to kit: Model Shipways USS Constitution Cross-Section 1797 Wood Model - 1:76 Scale (modelexpo-online.com) Link to instructions: https://modelexpo-online.com/assets/images/documents/MS2045 USS Constitution Cross Section Assembly Instructions_OLD.pdf (modelexpo-online.com) I'll see if I post some pics of the kit when it arrives... I have just ordered one, and was wondering if anyone had already started or reviwed one. Thanks! Jorge
  4. Hello All! Anyone here has built or is building a Model Shipways USS Constitution cross section kit? If so, anyone has a link to the build log and what is your opinion? I searched, but I cant find anything related to this particular cross section; I do seee the Mamoli, but not the MOdel Shipways version. Thanks! Jorge
  5. Hello All! All sails stitched, and 1st sail completed with bolt rope, if I recall the term correctly. Pics below... please feel free to comment/critique... suggestions always welcome.
  6. Hello All! After much trial and error, first sail build completed! See pics below... feel free to critique. Already removed the ter-away fabric, and looks nice enough... can’t complain much for this first one. now, as soon as it dries, will apply the no-fray liquid, and basically Don, and ready for sewing to the spar. question, though... what type of paint do you use to paint crosses on the sails? again, thank you all for your support and comments!
  7. Well, first formal sail test run performed. Used a Singer "Simple" Sew 3327 in the smallest stitch setting, and a cotton cloth, sort of creamish colored (definitely not white) in order to simulate the aging better when "tinted" with coffee or tea. Used a tear-away fabric with pva (white) glue, placed the sail cloth, and "squeegeed" (sic?) the glue... set aside for drying, and had a nice, flat surface semisolid but flexible material, and great backing for the machine. Gave it the required pases, and the machine performed flawlessly... I was the cuplprit, in the event you see a couple of misalignements. After the sewing, I cut the corner reinforcements and glued them; when dry, will sew once again. Before cutting, I will apply a anti-fraying solution in the sail borders, and remove the tear away, and after that, cut the fabric right next to the stitch... and see what other detailing I can apply, other than the red cross in the main sail. Pics follows... critiques/suggestions welcome. These were early am flash pics... will take better ones. I know it is not the most correct form of build, but happy with the looks, and "learned" a new trade... and hope to improve with practice. Thanks for all of your support!
  8. Beautiful build so far; I have this kit in turn for assembly as soon as I finish what I am working on. Regards, Jorge
  9. Success! Played around with top thread tension, and fianlly got the expected results. A little adjustment, and we should be done. Top thread is the beige colored, bottom is the white on the bobbin. I will use the smallest stitch for this particular build, and the thread color will be the camel color. Left the sail cloth material drying on a tear-away fabric with white pva glue so I have a better material feed through the machine. Thanks for all you replies! Regards, Jorge
  10. It can be always looked as a showcase of techniques....!
  11. Hello Allan! Is that a frame you prepared to maintain the cloth taut while the acrylic medium dries? Thanks for your feedback! Jorge
  12. Thank you all for your feedback. Got some tear-away fabric, and glued the sail cloth on it with white (pva) glue, and have it drying nicely on a flat surface... will keep you posted with the results after sewing. Thanks again, Jorge
  13. Hello All! Hope you are all doing well. Quick question... please see image below. Pretty sure I will get the hang of stitching straight lines soon, but for the life of me, I can't get one thing right. I am unable to get a line going on the sali borders, like a hem-type stitch. My question is, should I set/pin the sail on a tear-away fabric of a bigger size, so I can properly run the sail and stitch (pass) thru the machine? NOt sure if I am explaining myself... I am pretty sure that the issue is that the cut sail is too small, and I cannot hol properly for the initital stich pass. Any good links/tutorials out there? BTW, the sewing machine is a Singer 3337 "Simple" stitch... yeah, right... simple... Have a great weekend!
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