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  • Birthday 07/05/1968

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    Model making ships and horse drawn carriages.good red wine , home cooking,blues and rock music.

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  1. hi will look forward to you starting your log with regards to the stove.......silver solder paste as used by jewellers was the prime "glue". comes in three basic forms low temp medium temp and high temp.........start with the high and work down to the low for the final bits. i did try using two part epoxy on a previous attempt but was not happy with the results. cheers....mick
  2. hi again i forgot to mention in the previous post that a little help is required.Regarding the lateen rig. The plans show only the basic position of the ropes. my knowledge of lateen rig is scanty to say the least. some help with regards to how the ropes were attached to the yards and how the ropes were joined together (see photos) would be gratefully received. cheers....mick all photos courtesy of nrg/msw
  3. hi all a small update just for the time being masts are in the process of being made....... other completed components are safely stored in a plastic box. still lots to do...mainly fiddly stuff!!
  4. working a crazy shift pattern that let no time for anything paul.......shift pattern has now reverted to something like normal. mick is now officially a happy bunny cheers for now
  5. hi all just stopping by to let you know im still here.........work will recommmence shortly!!!!! cheers...mick
  6. hi carl merry christmas and happy new year too. must be the worklight and/or camera settings.....just treated myself to a new camera for xmas..... when ive worked out how to use it i will take some photos for comparisons sake. cheers....mick
  7. hi all time for a short update......been busy making a few fittings. gunports are now fitted...just need to get the ropes rigged. still lots to do but the list is getting smaller!! festive greetings to one and all cheers....mick
  8. Hi all Gunport lids in the process of being fitted. Brackets for sweeps fitted on larboard side. Just about to start work on channels and anchors. Cheers for now....mick
  9. Hi paul No straight out of the box .....just snipped off about 0.5mm above the joint and bashed away! Cheers....mick
  10. Hi paul The hinges are 1/16 by 1/32 brass strip silver soldered to 1/16 od brass tube. The pins are 1/16 brass rod soldered to the same diameter tube , the tube then filed to the width of the rod. The two are connected by a 0.8mm diameter brass rivet which is cut off and the end peinned over with a small hammer. The hinge will be glued to the gunport with epoxy and smaller rivets dropped through the holes to represent bolt heads. The pin will locate into the hull. Hope this helps Cheers.....mick
  11. hi all the saga of the hinges continues the first attempt with copper was not entirely successful so decided to switch back to brass. the hinges are nearly done ...just a load of 0.5 mm holes to drill....a lot of cleaning up and then to blacken photos enclosed as per usual
  12. Hi all On a slightly different note a lovely slab of beech arrived the other morning for the new workbench. Still got to make some drawers for the left and right sides.....vacuum lived in the middle! Bench top is 2m in length.....plenty of space for tools! Just waiting for the danish too dry. Cheers.....mick

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