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  • Birthday 07/04/1949

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    Ship Modleing, 1:20.3 Scale Live Steam Narrow Gauge Trains, Photography.

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  1. Greg, They are Aviation fuel lines. They would be pumped out and filled with CO2 when general quarters was sounded. Hope this helps, BobW
  2. Alex, They are called "sponsons". https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sponson?src=search-dict-hed BobW
  3. Part 13 I made the tiller from boxwood, turned on the lathe, and then boiled it in the micro wave. It was then placed in a jig over night to form. I think it turned out well. The rudder needs a couple more coats of wipe poly. Over head view. View of the belaying pins and windlass. Forward port quarter view. Working on iron parts for the rigging now. More to come. BobW
  4. Chuck, Yes I'm really enjoying the longboat. Richvee, I glued the top and bottoms together, then soaked and bent them with the hot air gun. Also had to sand the edges of the wide boards near the front and back. Thanks for the LIKES Bob W
  5. Part 12 Here is a shot of the background I made from poster sheets from Walmart sprayed with a matte sky color made by Krylon. I use self made sanding sticks of maple with sandpaper rubber cemented to them. I've found they are prefect for removing the Laser char and I can clean them by dragging the stick on a micro fiber shop towel. These are from Harbor Freight, and sometimes You can get them for free with a regular purchase. The first photo shows a sanding stick loaded with char. The next one after two strokes across the micro fiber. The 'Hairy Hull' with the 'nails' installed Overall with floors installed and Platforms in place but not glued. Close shot of the Mast step and 'Limber' Boards. More To Come, Bob W
  6. Part 11 Well, It's be a couple of weeks since the last post. Been busy in the yard, but still had some time in the shop. First I finished the friezes on both Port and Starboard. Mounting the Risers to the sides. While waiting for the Risers to dry I started on shaping the Windlass. I made a small former from brass, it wasn't very successful, used a small square file to form the Bar holes. A "Veritas" miniature chisel to cut in the flats. I'm thinking of adding sails and wanted a strong mast. So I made a Mast Step from Boxwood. Of course this meant that the thwart in line with mast had to be fitted. Was very careful to align the mast fore and aft, also from port and starboard. There is a slight lean aft to the mast. Here she is overall. Pardon the background, Just some white paper taped to the basement stairs. A little closer. Here is a shot of taking the mast down to octagon using the "Veritas" miniature Bench Plane. It then was chucked in the lathe to round and taper. The truck was mounted via a square hole. This and the booms are going to be boxwood for strength. More to come. Bob W

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