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About Wallace

  • Birthday 10/03/1961

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    Virginia USA
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    Photography, keeping fit, my dogs

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  1. Not really much of an update to post guys, I am plodding on thru the coppering process. "It is certainly taking some time" some may say. Well, yes it certainly is, but it simply cannot be rushed
  2. Yep, coppering is tedious. I am just about done on one side. I have decided to wait and do sonething else for a while before I start the other side.
  3. Thanks mate, will head over there now and check that out.
  4. I have other things going on here that are keeping me from the shipyard and my Victory right now too Phil. I have a workshop filled with my lawn and garden machinery (we have 10 acres of land up here and need a lot of stuff to maintain it) that need servicing/fixing. I even have one taken apart and awaiting some valves. Priorities sir........
  5. You should be proud of yourself Phil, thumbs up and a hearty pat on the back from me sir.
  6. I am in the process of copper plating my Vic hull. It is quite involved but the results speak for themselves. I do not regret doing it.
  7. I had a similar problem with my 1819 Virginia build. She was stored in a house in North Carolina that got damaged by a hurricane. The masts, rigging and rudder all took a hit. I stripped her down (after buying another full kit) and basically rebuilt her from the hull up. The question to rebuild or not really depends on how much you value the model. I wanted my Virginia to be whole again, just a matter of taking the time and effort to do it I guess.
  8. Listen to your body OC. If it says it is time to rest for a bit then it is generally good advice. You are in our prayers sir.
  9. The Admiral got me a can of "spray air" with a long tube. Haven't used it yet but I am sure it will help get rid of the dust in those elusive corners.
  10. Even the longest most arduous journey begins with the first step - she's looking fine so far mate.
  11. Matt, I have to compliment you sir, she is looking very neat, the work you have done since I last looked is of a good standard. That railing looks awesome and I like how you continued the three uprights at the overlap through the top rail, nice touch. Your stand is a nice piece of work too. Let's not call it a dry dock - it's a nice support you should be proud of sir.

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