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About Rustyj

  • Birthday 01/10/1955

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  1. Great workshop B.E. Really enjoying your build. I'm also interested in the Lady Isabella and may have to breakout the cc. 😊
  2. Oh that is great. I'm thinking I'll be doing the same when I get to the stern! Thanks
  3. Thanks Bob! Also thanks for all the likes. Hi Chuck, Thank you and yes building at 1/4" in many ways is much more fun. The use of pear and cherry together has also far exceeded my expectations. As far as the v.2 design changes go you've really improved everything especially the quarter galleries. I thought the original design was a vast improvement over other kits method of assembling them. This version is even a bigger step forward and I was pleasantly surprised that the quarter galleries were easier than I thought they would be. Any difficulties I had were self induced errors which I have had a few!
  4. Thanks JJ. I made them. I filed the profile into some flat brass stock. It took a few attempts to get some that I liked.
  5. Thanks Glenn and nzreg. This is where I'm at on the port side quarter galleries, frieze and moldings. The scrolls and top most moldings are Syren laser cut from cherry. The center and lower molding were scraped from pear. They all work good together. The roof for the galleries has been completed but is just sitting in place for now. I still have to finish the top molding as well as the gallery fancy roof molding. Then it's on to the starboard side.
  6. Hi Bob, I'm glad to see that you are back at it. The hull planking looks good. We all have times where we are not "happy" with how a portion of a build looks but then again we are way to hard on ourselves. I too hit periods of less enthusiasm than others and I make sure not to "force" myself to work on a build. Time off can be a good thing. I look forward to seeing how you approach the quarter galleries. They are interesting and fun.
  7. Thanks Chuck. Yes I plan on painting them black and use some weathering powder. I'll definitely sand them down and try my best to balance them! Thanks nzreg, She had her walkies and needed a nap! When she's awake she's usually asking for a treat. Also thanks for the likes.
  8. I've added the Syren laser cut fluted columns to the qgalleries and sanded the slope for the roof. I've also made a test run of the shingles for the roof sticking them in place with rubber cement. I just wanted to familiarize myself with the placement prior to gluing them in place. This size roofing shingles are much easier on the body though I'm having a hard time finding a nail gun in this scale!

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