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  • Birthday 06/10/1987

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    Dayton, Ohio
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    Ship Modeling, Car Modeling, Fantasy Modeling, My Family and Dogs, e-Bay, Computers

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  1. The bulwarks are finished and painted. Cap rail is finished. Put the deck planking down, tree nailed, and stained. Need to do a little paint touch ups. I have stamped all the copper plates, and now am in the process of cutting them all out.
  2. My board has been used for many many years! Maybe I should put it on ebay? A little abstract art lol!!!
  3. Your build log has become my go to for reference pictures for my own Syren build. Keep up the good work Dubz!
  4. Well I have actually got quite a bit done on my longboat this last week. My Syren has been drying in between paint coats and things, so my attention has been primarily on the longboat . At this point it is planked, sanded, and primed. I did have to use a little bit of wood filler on this one. I found this model much more challenging to plank then my Syren. Apparently smaller is not easier when it comes to planking. Up next is removing the centers of the bulkheads. I am not going to paint the white on the outer hull until later on so I don't end up dirtying it up right away.
  5. Wow, planking my Syren seems like a piece of cake now compared to planking this little guy!
  6. Ok, well that is chapter 5. All the planking, sanding, etc is all finished. Painted the black on the outside, and then I decided that I wanted to paint the gun port area above the wales rather then stain it. So I ended up with Spar Black and H. Cream on the outside (both model shipways paint). The bulworks and inside of the gun ports are all going to be paint color Bright Red (also model shipways paint). The deck I am planning on staining a very light natural, I haven't settled on a stain yet for the deck. Here are some pictures in her current state. I really need to find a better working vice or mount. Any recommendations? Next onto finishing up the stern, then bulworks, and decking.
  7. Well the hull is planked, roughly. Literally just glued down one of the last planks, and it hasn't seen any sanding yet at all. It needs some very good sanding and some good wood filler. As this hull is painted and plated I was able to be a little less picky with the planking, and I know I am still going to get an amazing result. The hull will look much better the next time you see it.
  8. No they are not the same scale. The Syren is 1:64 scale, while the 18th Century Longboat is 1:48.
  9. I like many of you always have two builds going at the same time. That way I can go back and forth as I please, or if something is drying, etc. Since I recently finished up the rigging on my victory cross section, I decided to bust out my 18th Century Longboat. A good little side project while I am working on my Syren. Here are a couple of pictures. At this point I have installed the bulkheads, faired the hull, and a couple other little things. Here is the Longboat next to my Syren, a little perspective
  10. Got some planking done today. The upper most strip of the wales and all the planks above it are on. Next up some sanding and staining...
  11. Plank bending jig created today. First planks now drying. Not very pretty but it gets the job done.
  12. Well have all the gun port and sweep port framing done on both port and starboard, and also did the stern framing. Just finished painting all the ports with model shipways red. Everything is faired at this point, I am not really sure if I have taken enough off of the stern filler pieces. I have a picture of it posted below, so if anyone can give me any tips that would be great.
  13. I have gotten quite a bit done the last couple weeks. I am going back and forth between this build and my Syren. I have some additional rigging to do on the cannons, and quite a bit of rigging left to do on the mast. It is coming along nicely, I have definitely made some mistakes, but I have learned a lot from them, so that's whats important. Wow, can the rigging get tedious. It has really shown me that I need to get some new glasses! haha! Dr. Manhattan chilling next to the victory cross section. Wall patching in progress.. The corner of my Syren, that is where it gets stored while glues dry.
  14. I am amazed at the beauty of your build. I am still back on the gun port\ sweep port framing section of my Syren. Your ship is quickly turning into a source of inspiration for me as I look ahead to see what is coming. Thanks again and keep up the good work!!!!
  15. Hello everyone! Well as expected M.E. was awesome about the parts, and they arrived the next day. First thing I did was cut out all the parts, then obsessively organized everything into divided boxes, and the basswood strips into my wood organizer I made awhile back. I guess this is one good thing about O.C.D. Cleaned up the bulkhead former, all the bulkheads, etc. Cut and shaped down from the bearding line, installed the rabbet, the stem knee, then the keel, and false keel. I used rubber cement to temporarily attach the false keel as I did not have any double sided tape handy. Then dry fitted all the bulkheads to check for accuracy, squared everything up, and then permanently attached them all. After that it was on to the bulkhead filler blocks, used balsa wood blocks and formed them as well as I could without pushing anything out of square. That brings us up to where I am now, next is planking the platform between bulkheads 16 and 20, then bow fillers. I unlike a lot of people do most of my work at night during the week, and get very little done on the weekends. So see you all next week!

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