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  1. Here are my pics of the Denis Sullivan:
  2. Here are my Bluenose pics. I will post my pics of the Dennis Sullivan here as well.
  3. I've reached a point I'm my build where I'm going to need a pin vice and bits. I see Micromark has several different styles so I'm looking for advice / suggestions. Dave
  4. While I'm just finishing up the basic hull, I have managed to obtain a copy of LB Jensons book on Bluenose II. The book is a treasure trove of scale drawings for the entire ship. Including hull planking, rigging, deck housings, sail plan and many details. There are even drawings of below deck areas. So, with this resource, I may be able to answer others questions about the ship, it's build and details.
  5. While I'm just finishing up the basic hull, I have managed to obtain a copy of LB Jensons book on Bluenose II. The book is a treasure trove of scale drawings for the entire ship. Including hull planking, rigging, deck housings, sail plan and many details. There are even drawings of below deck areas. What a challenge it would be to build a half open hull showing below decks. Way beyond my current skill level.
  6. Very nice work. I'm following your build closely as I'm just to the point of painting the waterways and hull.
  7. Looks like a winner. That one will make the list for a future purchase.
  8. Thanks Phil I feel like once I finish and paint the basic hull it will be like a fresh start doing the deck, masts and rigging. Learned a lot thru mistakes while doing the basic hull and can apply what I learned to finishing the model.
  9. Been awhile since my last update. I now have about 175 hours in the build. After suffering some slings and arrows I will be following Hunt’s practicum more closely. While it’s been a bit busy around the house these past few weeks, I have managed to make some progress. I installed the upper bulwark and sanded all the false frame timbers so they are even with the top of it and put in the hawse timbers. I then did some work on the stern / transom. Not quite finished back there yet. Because of some sloppy sanding on my part, there were small gaps in a few spots between the lower bulwark and the top hull plank. So I carefully taped the lower bulwark just even with the bottom of the scupper openings. Mixed up some Elmer’s wood filler with a few drops of water to get it to the consistency of toothpaste and filled the gaps. Tomorrow I will remove the tape and sand the areas smooth. May have to clean out some of the scupper holes where some wood filler squirted through. Then it will be time to paint the inside of the bulwarks, false frame timbers and waterways. But before I lay a brush on the ship I will follow the advice of more experienced model shipwrights and do some testing. I’m going to try 3 different sealers that were recommended: Delta Ceramcoat, shellac and sanding sealer. I also need to experiment with the ratio of paint to extender to get a “milk-like” consistency.

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