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  1. Hi Michael. I have just finished looking at your log. I started looking last night around 8 ish and again before work this morning-4.30 till 5.45 and got there late!! Again at 5.30 when back home until now-7.30. Was it worth it? Too right as this has been one of the best builds I have seen, The mods and all are terrific and it has been a pleasure. Kind regards, Ron. I'll now try and look at some other builds on this site while cooking our supper. I hope my boy's will be patient!!!
  2. Hi Mark. I have just been through your log from page one and what a pleasure it has been! Thank you for that. Kind regards, Ron.
  3. Ah, I see what you mean and thank you for the quick reply Giam. (Or at least I think I understand: Do you "oscilate"" the wood over the flame of the candle while holding between thumbs and fingers and gently bending said wood over the heat)? And can I call you Giam?? Ron.
  4. "Well, you cant measure enough."!! Isn't that the truth! Very nice so far Richard and I really like your planking. Well done. Kind regards, Ron.
  5. Hi Giam. Can you tell me how you managed to bend the ebony without it splitting/breaking please? Do you soak it, heat it? I have tried in the past and just ended up with a lot of scrap wood, a bad temper and then ending up staining some wood to simulate ebony! Not the result I wanted. Kind regards, Ron.
  6. Hello Juan, A lovely sister ship/build to your La Nina and what will be another wonderful log. Thanks for showing this as there are going to be many lessons for me to learn. Again!!!! Kind regards, Ron.
  7. Hi Mick. Don't use the plastic parts supplied as this is what happens. (The wind from a passing fly pharting and it's down)! I found that with the gaps between the deck and frames, and that with a bit of careful measuring of the deck planks lengths, that there was no real problem. I can not recall the word for this strip but I used a thin piece of wood (after planking the deck), on the planking and against the side. One thing I did find very annoying and frustrating was constructing the brass rudder (rod) mechanism that connects to the rudder and goes into the wheel-house. IMHO there is no need to do as per drawing but you may find a better way to do so. Hope this make sense and that it might help. Kind regards, Ron.
  8. That's not junk Charley. It's man-cave treasure!! Enjoy your build and I'm sure there will be plenty more to come. Ron.
  9. Juan. Simply a beautiful model and thank you for showing and for giving me some really helpful tips/ideas. Ron.
  10. Definately a good idea with the boats. Makes it so much easier to get a "scale" of the ship.
  11. "This is enjoyable work." It's also enjoyable for me Mick! Thanks for showing and am looking forward to the rest. Cheers, Ron. P.S. Have booked marked this.

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