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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Greg, That looks fantastic, it's very realistic. Bob W
  5. Thanks for all the Like's Thanks Chis, It's sort of like having a Chevy in the Sixties. We called them 'Belly Buttons', everybody has one. Just because they are popular shows that what a well designed kit this is. You won't regret getting one. Bob W
  6. Thanks Chuck. Part 10 I'm thinking Caboose Red is kind of toy like. Will use the mix of 15 parts of Caboose Red and 10 Parts of D&RW Box Car Red. More to Come Bob W
  7. Part 9 All the yard work is caught up for now, (until the next storm). Time spent in the shop working on fairing the inside of the hull and adding the cap rails. This shows the cap rails added and marked for trimming down to 5/16's wide. The marks made with a compass are very hard to make out in this shot. The rotary tool was used to rough out close to the line then the sanding sticks brought the rest to the line. the rotary is MicroLux #86698, I really love this thing. Variable speed and smooth as silk. Not to mention it's small size. The bearings in the one year old Dremel 4000 are noisy and it may not make much longer. View overall of the completed cap rails and a coat of satin wipe on poly. Here one can see the inner sheer plank added to the cap rails. The next step is to paint the cap rails red. Port side. 3/4 Port side. Bow view. Starboard stern. Stern view. More to come. Bob W
  8. Well I downloaded FireFox and now have the like's key back. Having some trouble with copying favorites, but I'll work it out. Bob W
  9. OK, How do I download a safe copy. About two years ago I tried to install Chrome from a Google site, it was infested with a virus. Trend Micro worked with me for two days to clean my desk top. Bob W
  10. I've had it all along until Sunday, still not there. The square on the lower right is empty. Using Explorer 11. Bob W

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