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About Rustyj

  • Birthday 01/10/1955

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  1. Thanks Chuck, Your framing guide and window template really made it come together well. Also I forgot to add one picture to the original post which I just added. Oops!
  2. Here's where I am at right now. The stern frames have been completed and I started installing them. First I placed the outer most frames , parts ST-C and ST-D, and then placed the stern framing plan over them to confirm the correct width. Following checks marks and using the spacers here is the assembled stern with some light sanding. A lot more sanding is needed to clean it all up. Oh I've also finished the preliminary sanding of the port side port framing. Time to ice down my shoulder.
  3. Thanks Chuck, I started dry fitting last night and notice the curve. Looking at the picture and the optical illusion had me scratching my head. Won't be the last time either.
  4. She's looking really good. One question. The stern looks flat in the photo. Is there a subtle curve from the center to port and starboard or is it flat? Thanks
  5. The port framing has been completed on both sides. The starboard side has also received preliminary fairing. After viewing these pictures I noticed the most aft frames lintel is not installed correctly. I'll rip it out tonight and reinstall it! As I needed to give my shoulder a rest I spent yesterday cutting out the stern pieces. All the pieces have been roughly sanded to shape and will receive a final sanding just prior to installing them on the model. Hopefully I'll have the stern assembled by the end of next weekend. That is the family permitting.
  6. Welcome aboard! You'll have a great time with it. You've picked a fine project and your taste for a westie is good too! My 9 year old westie is my shop supervisor and she runs a tight shop!
  7. Great job adapting the model to what you like. Always love to watch your "changes".
  8. Good luck Jim. Staples printed mine with no scale and they came out right.
  9. Thank you Jean-Paul. Yes she is a beauty. Thanks Jeff, Tigersteve and Chris and all the likes too. Jim I really haven't given any thought about using a stand or pedestals or whatever way I'm going to mount her. Thank you for bring that up as it would be smart to reinforce for pedestals before planking the hull. I think I would locate them somewhere between bulkheads G, I, K and 9, 11, 13. No real reason other than it looks like a nice distance from the bow and stern. Thanks Bob. Yes I do remember how much "fun" sanding the interior of the Confederacy was so this will be even more fun. My shoulders hurt already.

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