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  1. Thanks Eberhard, makes more sense now. I buy a lot of their burrs and drills, so I will have a poke around their site again. cheers Pat
  2. Your skills and build quality continue to amaze bitao; very much enjoy following this log. Eberhard, any chance of a photo of one of those rivet tools; I am having a hard time visualising what you describe I hope you don't mind bitao? cheers Pat
  3. Those spars look good Keith, all starting to come together now. You just need to be a 'little' patient cheers Pat
  4. I had wondered what had side tracked you Patrick; nice to see another well executed miniature for your collection. cheers Pat
  5. I don't know how I missed this Druxey; I hope there is room for a late-comer to the party. Seeing what you achieved in other builds, this should be another beauty. I, and I am sure many others, appreciate the tutorial on how to develop a boat/building plug. cheers Pat
  6. Looking mighty fine Keith, some lovely detail emerging. It reminds me I have to get back to the workbench - too much time spent researching the rig (but almost complete now). cheers Pat
  7. Very nice work Allan, coming along very nicely. I did put in trennels for the deck planking in my Endeavour (1:60). The size there allowed me to go two sizes bigger in the Byrnes draw plate (very slightly oversized. They look okay, especially at viewing distance, rather than the photo close-up distance. I also used bamboo (from skewers well wetted before drawing) - very painstaking as you have pointed out. Here is what it looked like. cheers Pat
  8. Hopefully all will be sorted for you quickly mate; know where you are at as I have the same issue. cheers Pat
  9. Very nice work; as Druxey says, a pity some of this lovely detail will be obscured. cheers Pat
  10. A very nice build you have going here Brian, especially noting this is your first scratch build. The level of detail and clean work are admirabl. cheers Pat
  11. Lovey work, and another successful collaboration between you both. Another very fine model in the making! cheers Pat
  12. Greg, if it helps, I had a 3D print of 'Vampire' done at 1:350 through Shapeways. You can get the front deck assembly as a separate piece and you could cut away the unwanted bits? cheers Pat
  13. Just to be clear guys, it is not the V&W class but the Daring class I am talking of. These were the follow-on type to the Tribal and had a very similar hull form. This is a picy of the steam capstan arrangement on Vampire . The capstan stayed much the same even after the major upgrades in the late 60's; but, if you can find a picture of the pre-modernisation it might show a more-correct version.. Some of the surrounding structure, such as the cable ramps, drip/oil dam etc may be much diufferent but the steam winch is probably much the same - these were steam driven with the
  14. Again Greg, the Daring Class had a steam winch also; probably of the same type. I have photos of Vampire's capstan if that helps. Any of the 3D printed steam capstans of that period would work I think. cheers Pat
  15. I can't state with definitive evidence, but the basic hull form of the Tribals look very similar to the later 'Daring' class, to which plan the Aussie Navy's Vampire, Vendetta and Voyager were constructed. It might be relatively safe to look at the plans of those ships (readily available) to establish the shape of a bow curve? cheers Pat
  16. Hi Allan, another great project you are undertaking. Move over a bit Bruce and I'll take a pew also, but I will share my popcorn cheers Pat
  17. A lively discussion WRT to underwater fittings, the gudgeons, pintles, water intakes etc in my vessel (1855) were gunmetal.... Back on track though , the question related to upper deck equipment. In addition to the 'pretty work', such things as compass covers, especially the night covers, were usually brass and probably kept quite shiny - I know from experience that the 'morning watch' was brass work time, especially in the wheelhouse etc. Other items that sometimes attracted the polishing rag were the brass work on the Captain's gig (especially the brass in the rubbing strips)
  18. Thanks again for the info Dr. Per and Lieste; much appreciated. Dr. Per - appreciate that clarification which allowed me to move on using the Lees tabular data. For my project I found the 1st Class Brig data aligned quite closely with the screw-sloop I am researching and building. I applied the same formula to determine the appropriate ratio/proportion and applied it to my needs; as follows (the measured is as taken from the profile photograph of the ship I have - and conforms with the calculated proportions) Yard/Boom Le
  19. Hi Allan, I tend to use a wider central 'king' plank and allow for any 'crown' (I think that is what they are called - as in thicker) planks that are called for in way of guns and heavy equipment. I do work out a butt shift pattern but as you say, often between upperdeck furniture such as companions, hatches, etc, this pattern can go to 'custard'. Hence, most of my central planks (either side of the king) are measured to fit between the central upperdeck furniture and equipment where possible. I then start my butt shift working outboard from there to the crown planks, using the shift patter
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