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  • Birthday 06/25/1980

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  1. Thank you James . I actually used some of materials from my Brig Mercury build- Boxwood and Macassar Ebony. Others are Padouk, Amazaque and Mexican Bocote.
  2. Hello everyone, I don't know if this count as "modeling", but I gathered metal and woodworking skills and start working on jewelry made from precious metals and exotic hardwoods (beside ship modeling). Here and there manage to sell some of them I hope you like it.
  3. Thank you. Regarding perfect accuracy when flipping the stock over. Base material is milled to accurate block and XYZ datum is same for both sides of milling. Before flipping stock over small pocket was milled to machine table (wooden part) which assure perfect alignment. Machine is better version of 3020 model with some modifications for higher accuracy, but still bellow 1000 EUR. If you have any questions I will try to answer you, no problems. Thank you Heinz for nice words. Still learning but I am confident enough to do some work for others.
  4. Thank you. Will think about business , but need customers first Thank you. If you look at my first post there was no planning for CNC...a Few years later 4 axis is no problem. I started with simple 2D stuff and slowly progress to 3D.... If you have any questions or need help, please feel free to ask. Thanks Vene, I am glad you like it .
  5. After several attempts this is final result directly from the machine. Still need to do some fine polishing and corrections on parts and also redo the "scepter" due to small damage on part.
  6. Due to the small size of figure I decided to "break it down" to subassemblies. Will post some progress of actual machining...
  7. Hello everyone. I didn' abandoded this build... there are just other things in life (kids, other hobbies, buying a new appartment,...) Because I work in automotive industry as qulity controller and CNC in part of my work (coordinate measuring machine) I could not resist to most challenging part of this build- 4 axis milling of head figure. Currently I am still experimenting with different approaches , parameters, tools and will post progress...
  8. Deck is finished. For surface finishing I choose Shellac instead oil, because I really like warmer tone and also try to implement different finishes and techniques into model. 4 layers of shellac was used. Difference to kit deck is obvious (last photo) .
  9. I heard for this a year ago and immediately know I need to build it when available (Titanic fan from childhood) . Release date is planned for June 2019. For detailed photos please look here: https://www.world-in-scale.de/gallery/ships/1-200-rms-titanic-by-trumpeter/
  10. Planking is finished . Everything is still in rough shape and need final sanding.
  11. Great progress on beautiful ship Max. I followed all your previous builds with great interest, following this one with pleasure :). Keep up good work!
  12. Slow but steady progress on planking. At first, I was in doubt and fear about how to carry out this process, but I must say that I enjoy it very much .

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