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    Christchurch New Zealand
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    Modelling of all types.
    Current project a steam traction engine.
    I have signed up for the HMS Winchelsea group build so hopefully some time time in the new year I can make a start.

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  1. That is looking so good Rusty, the combination of the timber colours are nicely complimentary to each other, your workmanship is the kind of standard I work for. Re your window problems, I damaged two of them before taking steps to make life easier. Firstly I removed the windows from the sheet they are cut from. Glue a piece of card on the back of the sheet making it into a tray to hold the frames. Finally I placed the frames on a piece of glossy card and gave them all a drink of WOP. This seems to lock the fibres together making the frames lots stronger, the frames wont stick to the glossy card if you move them every so often, simply replace the dry frames into the tray for safe keeping. Hope this helps🤔
  2. Thanks for the comments Mathias, the columns are turned from a piece of gunmetal that I had left over from my model engineering days. Gunmetal is a form of bronze and is very easy to machine, it takes on a golden colour that will compliment the yellow cedar.
  3. Thanks for the kind comments Chuck, the lantern is temporarily mounted at present, I like to make delicate items like this removable so they can be added closer to the finish of the build. Thanks for the advice re the rudder opening, it is my intention to open this up before planking the deck to make it easier to clean the debris out.
  4. Possibly the American cousin to my Kiwi one🤔🤔 Thanks for the comment and thumbs up.
  5. Nearing the finish of chapter three. The eagle eyed will notice the little lady Missing from the left column. In one of my senior moments I broke her while removing the casting from the sprue, as luck would have it the gremlin that lives in my workshop took the opportunity to hide the missing piece, never to be seen again. Thankfully Chuck is generously supplying a replacement, but with shipping the way it is it could be sometime yet. My thanks must also go to Mathias (Beckman) in allowing me to use the design for the frieze on the upper counter, thank you. Taking a leaf from Jim’s Book I spent some time making a stand from bits lying around the workshop. The base was bought by my wife around 25 years ago as a key rack, made from Rimu a native New Zealand timber, it only required polishing with oil to finish. By mounting the ship on the stand its possible to see the sweet lines of the hull to full advantage.
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  7. Hi Chuck, good to see you back 0n Winnie again. You mention the curve on the forward planking, will this be curved the same way we did the hull planking or will they be laser cut?
  8. Great job on the moulding, the colour blends well with the hull timber, you will soon be looking for chapter four😎
  9. Try The UK model engineer suppliers, they often carry copper rivets in small diameters
  10. Hi Kim, Thanks for this information, I have tried DMC Babylo and believe it will do the job, the world of thread Is a real minefield. Here in NZ, Babylo is offered in three sizes with many different colours, but speaking to the supplier I am told that DMC havent made the smaller size in a long time, plus many of the colours shown as available arn’t. Go figure🥴
  11. The carvings certainly add pizzaz to Winnie. I have a piece of sprue treated with the gel as you Rusty, then coated with WOP. Did this a few weeks ago and it still looks ok to me. Don’t know if its necessary and will wait before deciding to coat the rest. Very interested in what others think.

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