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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hi Nils. I have had a look at both of your "windjammers" they are fine models. Keep up the good work. Allan
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Druxey, nothing is ever certain, but good robust discussion keep the passion strong. Allan
  13. 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
  14. Hi Druxey. Maybe this helps. The draught showing the latrines (twin) is of Providence. The draught of Bounty shows only the structure not the actual "seats of ease" I think that Bounty had a similar (probably one only) seat in the structure like Providence. Added to that I suggested that it might have had a chute down through the empty part of the rudder trunk. Allan
  15. I was making yet more parts today and thought I should share what I think is the best wood I have ever used for turning/carving. Photinia Robusta is a plant used mainly for hedges. Some plagiarism from Wikipedia They are a part of the rose family (Rosaceae) and related to the apple. The botanical genus name derives from the Greek word photeinos for shiny and refers to the often glossy leaves. Most species are evergreen, but deciduous species also occur. The small apple-shaped fruit has a size of 4 to 12 mm and forms in large quantities. They ripen in the fall and often remain hanging on the bush until well into the winter. The fruits are used as food by birds, which excrete the seeds with their droppings and thereby distribute the plant. The natural range of these species is restricted to warm temperate Asia, from the Himalaya east to Japan and south to India and Thailand. They have, however, been widely cultivated throughout the world as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits. It is better than Box, Pear or Apple. It machines and cuts like hard plastic and does not come apart. The flange next to the measured one is 0.2mm thick, The small shaft is 0.5mm did. With more care even smaller is easily obtained. Now I won't be held responsible for all the disappearing hedges around the world. Regards Allan
  16. Hi Druxey, I can't see what you are saying. can you post that part of the draught?? Allan
  17. Hi Gregory. Yes I am probably not the one who is skeptical about flag lockers. Why is there no evidence of flag lockers on other ships? Allan
  18. Hi Druxey. I am not suggesting that there were "chutes" below the heads on Providence. There was no rudder trunk on her. The latrines (probably a better description given they are not at the bow) would have had containers that could be removed and emptied overboard. On Bounty the idea of a chute (and it's only an idea) is dependent on the the rudder trunk enclosing the entire area back to where the stern window area. This means that the center stern window would be a sham or dummy window, which, as with Endeavour and many other ships, it was. This would leave an area behind the rudder for such to go from the latrine to the area next to the leather rudder seal. Just like the one in the engraving but close to the rudder. However, the structure on Bounty is the officers latrine. It may well have had a container that could be removed and emptied overboard. Allan
  19. I spent most of my working career designing machines etc and in latter years all on CAD. I don't make models to do that. I can understand why people get excited about 3D printing something they have modeled in CAD. I spent so long doing that the interest has waned. I would much rather wind up rope. I built a rope walk to make the rope for my models. This type of thing is what I enjoy and eyeballing sizes etc is all part of it. However I get huge satisfaction from building an item from scratch with raw materials, basic tools, my hands and eyeballing. Although I don't mind kits and kit bashing I throw out any component that is not up to scratch and make it myself. If the part is good and I know I could make it myself, why bother, just use it. Here is a pic of "Lightning's" rigging with some of that rope walks product. Also a CAD drawing of Chapman's Lobster Howker I did in 1985. The drawings and the CAD modeling is only a means to an end for me. Regards Allan
  20. Hi Clark, Oh yes I am a great one for just "eyeballing". If it looks right it must be somewhere near right. Regards Allan
  21. Thanks guys. I was here a few years ago but I was cast adrift in the computer meltdown, I was too busy to follow it up but now that I have retired I have more time to indulge in things. Regards Allan
  22. Sorry but I did not say "within" the rudder trunk. It is above. The draught of Providance clearly shows 2 heads in an enclosed cubicle. There is no rudder trunk penetrating the cabin, just a structure over the rudder and strern post top which has breadfruit pots on top of it. The structure on the stern of bounty is the officers head, relocated here because of the breadfruit layout in the great cabin. I am convinced of that. I did say MAY have been a chute down through the rudder trunk on bounty like the chute shown below. Why are these two vessels the only ones with "flag lockers"??? if that is what they are. This clearly show a chute from the head in a vessel with a similar stern to Bounty which in Bounty was located behind the rudder on the poop deck. Regards Allan
  23. Hi everyone. Here is a booklet I produced 30 years ago which I have revised and updated. Enjoy. Regards Allan PLANKING_COLOUR.pdf
  24. Hi Mat. For me the dummy ctr window is a certain. There are so many examples of dummy windows it's a given. The attached draught I find most interesting, it clearly shows the extent of the dummy windows and shows how paintings of ships can depict large windows when they are actually only partly functional. The breadfruit pot layout is proof as the rudder trunk goes right back to the stern timbers. But that was a sideline of the post. IMHO the structure abaft the rudder post is a head. Otherwise there would be "flag lockers" all over the place, but they are not. The only two examples are on these two ships. Allan

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