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About alpayed

  • Birthday 09/11/1953

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    Melbourne Australia
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  1. Hi guys. Thanks for the kind comments. A couple of pics of the lower masts. (so far) This work is not hard, just time consuming, take your time and have fun. Some of these parts are my second and third attempt. I look at the work of others on this site and get a lot of inspiration. I get a lot of satisfaction too. At this scale it's at the limit of my ability. (at this stage) But I keep trying. And so should you. Allan
  2. Hi Don. I will post some more pics soon. I have been working on the lower masts.
  3. Hi Jag. The model is just coated with polyurethane. (varnish) No colours have been used. The planking is New Zealand Kauri. Wales are heartwood Nectarine. Deck planking is Australian Murray pine. Model is of HMS Supply. The document was originally written for plans of HMS Supply Regards Allan.
  4. Hi Pete. The stuff Bunnings have is Murray pine. Australian native pine. Usually sold as decking, fence pickets, and fence posts. Huon, King billy and celery top are harder to find but it is around. Here also: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-kg-pack-of-HUON-PINE-Turning-Blanks/163854226854?hash=item26267915a6:g:0eMAAOSwQTNddh-u Photinia: see here: Regarding seasoning: Cut pieces to about 600mm long and just store in a dry place. For small sections you can "season" it in a microwave. Google "wood seasoning in a microwave" Regards Allan
  5. Here in OZ you only need: Huon pine. Murray pine. Every bunnings store has this. colour from creamy to almost black. Densest softwood on the planet. Awesome stuff. Photinia Robusta, the most common hedging here, and it beats box and pear for turning and carving. You will have to age it yourself. your Microwave oven is good for this. NZ Kauri. still available even if you have to smash up old furniture. Cellery top and King billy pine is also good. Old farm cypress is also plentiful. A bit like NZ Kauri. (timber recyclers love this stuff) Western Red Cedar is easily obtained and is good if a close grained bit can be found. Allan
  6. Hi Nils. I have had a look at both of your "windjammers" they are fine models. Keep up the good work. Allan
  7. Nils, I see you have built Pamir. One of our members (Ship modelling society of Victoria.) served on Pamir for many years. He visits NZ (where she operated from) often for reunions but I think not for much longer. He is a wealth of knowledge. He still holds his masters. Allan
  8. Regarding the rigging, I have been working on getting my ropewalk to produce very fine rope. I have perfected getting it to wind two single strands giving a rope diameter of 0.2mm. I think rayon is the best as it produces a thread with no fluff or fur. 1 strand x 2 =0.2mm 1 strands x 3 =0.3mm 1 strands x 4 =0.4mm 2 strands x 2 = 0.4mm (1x4 looks better) 2 strand x 3 = 0.5mm 2 strands x 4 = 0.6mm 4 strands x 3 = 0.7mm Allan
  9. Hi Peter. I think the kit that was given to me was pretty old too. There is a a newer one with updated fittings I think. I have accumulated a lot of images/plans etc. PM me and I will send the stuff to you. Their facebook page is good for photos. https://www.facebook.com/skoleskibet.danmark This xls may be useful. however its a work in progress also. Danmark_rigging.pdf rigging1.xlsx
  10. Thanks for the comments guys. It's a work in progress. Just about finished the deck details, now working on the masting and rigging. Allan
  11. It's AC. 115VAC (alternating current) it won't matter which wire is connected to the active or neutral. It will always turn in the same direction. You have to turn the fan around to get the direction of flow you want. There may be an arrow on the side indicating the direction of flow.
  12. Here are some pics of my attempt at bashing a Billings Danmark. The model was started by another person who unfortunately will never see the finished model. (how often does that happen) It was just a painted hull when I started. I stripped and refinished, then laid the decks. It's pretty much scratch from there. Some components from the kit are being used, turnbuckles, belaying pins for example. Allan
  13. Yes I have looked there Druxey. I know they are ripped from NMM but they are all in order of date. If you use the menu on the top RHS there are images, plans and all sorts of things from the same date from all different sources. (Mark) This link is set to 1847 all items. Then if you click on one it enlarges and you can page through them 1 at a time. https://culturepics.org/on-this-day/index.php?year=1847&month=&day= Allan
  14. Druxey, nothing is ever certain, but good robust discussion keep the passion strong. Allan
  15. Hi Mark. I concur with you. Keep in mind the twin latrines are on HMS Providence. There is no indication on Bounty other than the structure itself. My proposition is that it is a latrine on bounty, not a flag locker. I have always believed that but not confident to express the idea, until I found the proof in the draught of Providence. The idea of a chute is just that, an idea, a talking point, and maybe a possibility. I think the term latrine is more appropriate given that the term "heads" is derived from the fact that they are located in the bow of the ship. (normally) For those who have not found this yet, have a look, it's awesome to flick through. https://culturepics.org/on-this-day/?year=1759&month=&day=&source=NMM&collection=Ship Plans - Admiralty Collections# Regards Allan

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