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About stuglo

  • Birthday 04/08/1949

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    learn and build model boats and their history

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  1. Just found your blog. Perhaps these plans can help (I made Great Harry semi scratch POB based on Mantua plans)
  2. I built this Airfix on my honeymoon (in our new house)46 years ago. I cut through a new expensive tablecloth but my wife was still young and more forgiving than now. Later built a 1:8 E-type jag(don't remember manufacturer) but small kids played and destroyed both. I'm crying.
  3. Please don't be deterred. Although it took me nearly 5 years , I was working full time. There is much repetitive work as in all builds, but with over 100 sub-builds, it offers much variety which can give rapid satisfaction and results. The photos are taken through a perspex case
  4. Nice work. Deceptively difficult to build but the real thing is available which adds to the satisfaction.
  5. Read through thread. Nothing convincing . Other references show Victory as parallel. Still think it French vs English custom. ? What did the spanish do. Just curious.
  6. After many builds and following many blogs I only recently noticed via superb scratch builds of Le Feuron ,Bonhomme Richard and Renommee that deck planking in these cases is curved and not parallel joggled. Is this a basic difference between French and English/Dutch? The decking plan of the Bonhomme Richard (Boudriot) doesn't seem to have a discernible pattern. Why the national difference? Function? ease of building or national character (?romantic against pragmatic)?
  7. Never give up. Never be afraid to redo. If there is a shipbuilder's "block", we all have recurrent attacks. About rigging, I defer to the foregoing experts , but I understood that this was often done away from the original builders yard and upgrades/repairs at the captain's choice and direction.
  8. just think if you have to glue something to it afterwards.
  9. What's not funny, is how much truth there is in these jokes
  10. Stuglo is combination of mine and wife's 1st names (Stuart + Gloria). Thanks for info. Those in N. America are blessed with a plethora of choice and resource (deservedly so) . I and others offshore must compromise- shipping, technical support and warranty etc. But I am guided by recommendations and try and find a practical equivalent . So thank you Greg .
  11. I found this brochure in my parents flat. It dates from near the end of WW2. The production appears to be a combination of public relations and ?raising funds .The photos of ships and other contents may be of interest.
  12. while reviewing your first tutorials, I understand your enthusiasm for an oscillating spindle sander. I will order one from overseas but the permutation of grit and spindle size are huge. What do you recommend for a "starter" as I will order them at the same time.

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