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About acaron41120

  • Birthday 12/30/1947

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    Warner Robins, GA
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    Wood model ships, VWs, flying and golf

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  1. I have built a few ships but this is my first with a, how to say it, a blunt bow. I can get the plank to fit at the deck line and all the bulkheads are fared. What I don't know how to do is how/to what to secure the plank to the stem post. Do I use a clamp, push pin or what? All my other ships had a pointed bow and securing the planks to the bow was not an issue. So far the blunt bow is being a bear! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh! Wood glue or super glue the plank to the steepest as well
  2. I have several books about ships that discuss various areas of ship building, be it model or otherwise. The problem I encounter is I have to look through several different books to find the definition of what I want (Rigging is in one book, Sails another, etc. etc. etc.) I have found "The Modelers Glossary" on a members only website in Canada. I prefer holding a book in my hand to read rather than searching various sites on a computer all day. Is there any one source book like this that anyone knows of? It would be greatly appreciated.
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  4. Another good one is The Art of Rigging by George Biddlecombe. Great book of knots and where they are used.
  5. I have seen a number of holes in the decks for the masts. What supports the deck planks underneath the hole? Is something added under the false deck for support or is the false deck strong enough? Thanks.
  6. My Santa Maria bulkheads are spaced out as well and I didn't feel like adding more false bulkheads. When you did you deck planking, did you start with the center )King) plank out or from the edge (Margin) planks out?
  7. Great work so far. Keep it up. I'll be ofllowing your build as my ship is just a wee bit behind yours. I do have one question on your deck planking. Did you have a false deck below the planks that you planked over? Or did foully the planking on top of all the bulkheads?
  8. Thanks everyone. May see about finding a kit similar to this.
  9. Looking for an image/photo/drawing of the 1813 HMS Carron. It was purchased by a British captain and renamed the HMS Duncan. Any info or what the ship looked like would be really appreciated. Thanks.
  10. Getting back to working on my Santa Maria build and have a question about inner planks. Did the Santa Maria have planks on the inner side of the hull from the deck to the railing? Was this not the norm from way back then? Thanks.
  11. Thanks Popeye. I see your dislike of Billing Boats as well. Har Har! Stay strong to the finish.....
  12. Great info Kurt. I'll do a little more research. Thanks much. Allen
  13. Thanks all. Kurt. Your 3rd club sounds like its one you started. Am I correct? If so, what would one do to start a club?

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