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    Scale modeling. Particularly RC scale aircraft and 18th century ships of sail

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  1. Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. Wonderful job. It makes me want to finish my Sloop Union which has languished for a while. Well done, probably one of the best Virginia Sloops I've seen. 👍
  2. Rob, I’m looking forward to further adventures on your GoS. Being a PNW guy, I really appreciate any of the areas sailing age historical builds. We really have a rich sailing history which is rarely investigated as you can see by my wish list of builds in my signature line. I’ll continue lurking ⚓️
  3. Chapman, There is a build thread of the Sirius from 1810 here on MSW. The builder “Paul” has connections or was part of the excavation and he has pictures of some of the artifacts of the ship in his build. Heres the link HMS SIRIUS - 1810
  4. Ron, nicely done. I like the curve of your final attempt. It's taking shape nicely.
  5. Rob, it sounds like you embraced your inner Feng Shui. I'm sure you're room will thank you. Not to mention the room will function better. 😄
  6. Johann, Based on your research, I think you have found your answer. Plate 56 above and the pictures of the contemporary model seem to show it pretty clearly that the "lanyard" reeves or is threaded through like in your experiments and lashed onto itself like you did on your example to the left. You have both published evidence and contemporary model proof for your time period.
  7. Rob, just thinking out loud, but this exquisite model sitting in front of a window with all the UV light, will it damage it in the long term?
  8. Masterful work as always Johann. Perhaps this has been answered before but I can’t find it in the volumes of pages, but what do you use for glue and once finished with an area, what to you use to treat the wood for a final finish (Tung oil, polycrylic etc). Thanks

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