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About alpayed

  • Birthday 09/11/1953

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  1. 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
  2. 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 era would have been planked as Kipping describes. I think that Karl almost had it right but in practice it would need more steelers/dropstrakes to achieve the desired result. Another interesting read is about ribbands. They used these to divide the planking into sections so they could work out where to put the steelers. Kind regards Allan
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hi Snowy. Happy new year. BTY it's never snowy in Darwin ha ha. I assume you meant the box it came in. Allan
  7. Hi Pat. The trampoline is mylar. Not much else wouldn't pull apart when laced up.
  8. 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
  9. Hi Shipman. Thanks for your comments. The model scale is 1:60 I am not sure about the lettering. I built this model about 30 years ago. It is probably more debatable if it had a name on the stern or not but it was about the time when that started to appear. After I finished the Endeavour (which features in Karl Heinz Marquardt's book) I turned my attention to plans of Supply for a possible kit. Karl and I pondered many aspects of Supply and I had most of the documents finished about 1990. Karl produced a set of documents and plans in 1995 and his stern view is almost exactly the same as mine. So when this occured I became quite comfortable with the stern of the model. Have a look at the post under planking of ships. here: At 1:60 the lettering is about as good as I could do. Karl's stern view is the one with the rudder on. Regards Allan
  10. Hi Shipman. Have a look at my post on planking ship models, there are some more pics there. Regards Allan
  11. 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
  12. Hi Don. I will post some more pics soon. I have been working on the lower masts.
  13. 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.
  14. 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

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