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  • Birthday 09/11/1953

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  1. Hi everyone. Not much model making ATM. Got over some health issues and then fell off the roof, broke my arm and fractured my back in 7 places. So it's left hand computer work for a while. This is what I have been doing. A set of rigging plans for Danmark. I got distracted into HMS Investigator. It is a drawing from first principles as very little is known about her dimensionally. Some other reconstructions are around but I have some short comings about them.
  2. Many Happy Returns

  3. I can only thickness up to 25mm. So 4 pcs 25 x 260 x 1 each colour. I am south of you. Could post them. Regards Allan
  4. Huon pine and close grain cedar. How wide do you need the planks. Regards Allan
  5. Hi Vic. That looks like a nice kit. Keep us posted with the build. Regards Allan
  6. Hi guys. I have been a bit quiet on this dealing with some health issues. (all good now). Here is a rigging schedule and belaying diagram for Danmark. All the numbers correspond to the Billings ones. Some of the rigging is NQR on the original plans. I will post doctored drawings of the errors soon. AllanDanmark Belaying Plan.pdf Danmark_rigging.xlsx
  7. Hi Chris. No doubt the replica was built as necessary. The choice of timber has a lot to do with it. The method of terminating planks on the wale is typical of dutch vessels. The issue with most kits is the double planking technique. The outer layer is so thin that bending the planks sideways as is necessary is impossible. Even with single planks it is not possible without using steelers or drop strakes. Oak and Fir is a much more workable timbers than Jarrah and that is probably why the replica is planked as such. No problems. I was just pointing out that English ships of the e
  8. It does not matter how you plank your model. Whatever you feel comfortable with. However the replica Endeavour is not planked in the manner in which it would have been done in Cook's era. All of the planks terminated in the rebet in the stemKIPPING_PLANKING.pdf Here is an extract from Kipping which explains the process in detail. Allan Tyler
  9. The manner in which Karl depicted the bow planking is difficult to produce. It requires compound bending of the planks. The replica is planked below the wales in a fashion more akin to the methods used on Dutch vessels. Here are a couple of drawings I produced in the 90's based on the how I planked the model. It's not the same as Karl's but easy to achieve. Based on contemporary paintings and other work I think it is a good representation. Regards Allan
  10. One ought not state that a reference has errors without being specific. I does not help the model builder. Please point out any specific errors or where you may disagree with the work. Regards Allan Tyler
  11. Hi Snowy. Happy new year. BTY it's never snowy in Darwin ha ha. I assume you meant the box it came in. Allan
  12. Merry Christmas everyone. Well I have managed to do a bit more on this model. Here is the radar and protective steelwork, I hope the new year meets all your wishes. Regards Allan
  13. 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
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