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tom kinglake

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About tom kinglake

  • Birthday 07/20/1952

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    Cardiff, Wales
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    Music, ships and the sea.

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  1. A really beautiful piece of work - many congratulations! I'm looking forward to looking through your build log.
  2. Thanks! I hope I can live up to respect - it's looking a bit shaky at present. What have i started???! Watch this space for further developments...
  3. Many thanks to all for the likes! It looks as though the latest pictures have got slightly out of sync, and that a piece of text I put in hasn't come out - only to the effect that I'd decided after all to put on the copper. I don't recommend coppering an almost fully rigged model - keeping the masts & spars out of harm's way while sticking small plates to the lower hull is a bit of a nightmare, and it's difficult to keep the hull still while doing so. Careening on a cushion seems the best way so far, though ideally maybe one could build a sort of frame on legs to hold the hull upside down securely, with masts pointing vertically downwards. Anyway the moral of this tale is don't change your mind at the last moment! I'm not too happy with the rather lumpy texture of the plating I've achieved so far, so more pics to follow soon. When I've completed this stage, I will be going back to my other build, the Amati Mercury kit - I'm a bit Pegasused-out at present!
  4. Weeks have gone by since I posted anything about HMS Pegasus, so here are a few images to show progress to date. Still no mizzen topmast! This will be my next task now that most of the rigging of the main and foremast is done. I deliberately left this for as long as possible, because of a near-disaster while building Granado eighteen months back: while doing something to the mainmast rigging, I managed to hook my sleeve on the mizzen topsail yard, and broke the topmast in half. I was very lucky to have a long clean split, about an inch long, running along the length of the mast, rather than a short snap across the diameter, so it glued back almost perfectly - and more importantly, all the shrouds and other rigging survived intact as well - but I vowed to do all I could to avoid a repeat of this in future! Plan B is to put Pegasus away for a while at this stage, in order to go back to my other build, the Russian brig Mercury.
  5. Superb work! what a wonderful way to put the ship herself into a meaningful context. Many congratulations.
  6. Many thanks for your comment. I agree - it's not often that a chance arises to add details of that kind, and it's good to be able to make use of them when they do.
  7. Well, all I can say is that if it hadn't been for your videos I would probably have given up with Granado long before getting to the end of it, and so would never have progressed to do HMS Pegasus and the brig Mercury, or be writing this now! I too find ship modelling a totally absorbing and rewarding challenge in my retirement, and I have learned most of what I know about it from your work. If you had been charging a fee for a training course I would have considered it money well spent. Best wishes, Tom.
  8. Hi Kevin, I watched every one of your videos (some of them several times over!) while I was building the Caldercraft Granado kit in Jan - July 2018, and found them all really helpful. I should have posted to thank you for them long ago, but now I've started my own build logs and gallery on this site I felt I must drop you a line to do so. Your comments and explanations saved me from many a potential disaster!! With best wishes, Tom.
  9. Thanks! I'm sure yours will too! By the way, have you seen Kevin Kenny's videos on building the Granado? I watched all of them while doing mine and found them a huge help.

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