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Don Jane

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About Don Jane

  • Birthday 11/07/1945

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  • Location
    Duncan Vancouver Island Canada
  • Interests
    Model Building - Cooking - Grandkids - Fitness

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  1. I am building the Artesania Latina Cutty Sark 1: 84 and for the life of me. i cant find the height od the masts and the Bowsprit - can anyone help me !!!!
  2. Sorry im not very good at posting in my log, but here is my finished project - I had a lot of fun doing this model and enjoyed all the GREAT detail !! I am very happy with the results - I now have it in its display case and on display in our Condo lobby
  3. Here is the start of my latest project - I have just finished my Amerigo Vespucci by Amati - Very good kit and amazing finished results ! Just started the hull planking so am just getting underway - This is the Cutty Sark - 1/84 by Artesania Latino - This kit looks like the finest quality of any of the kits i've done - Very good quailty wood and tons and tons of very fine detail metal parts - I am very excited about this project !
  4. Fabulous build Tony This is a beutiful Ship - I completed the Gorsh Fock, by Occre about a year ago - I am just putting the finishing touches on Ameriogo Vesspucci by Mantua - like you said the assembly instructions leave a lot to the imagination
  5. Finally, I have another post - I have the hull completed and a lot of the deck fittings and I have the small fleet of rescue boats all done except for the finish painting - the masts are complete and are ready to rig !!
  6. My postings are not working - I am sure there is some simple thing that I am not doing - can someone help me
  7. Hi Dimitri Thanks for the great build - In one of your postings, you mentioned the length of the masts - by chance do you have the measurements of the masts from the deck to the top - I am finding the plans very confusing - any help would be appreciated Thanks Again Don
  8. Hi - I build this very same ship a couple of years ago - you mentioned lights - I got some mini LED lights and I installed them as I was building - It does add a nice touch to the model, being able to see all the interior decoration . Keep up the great work Don
  9. Hi fellow builder You are going to like the Oocre version - it is very high quality and lots and lots of detail. I put some mini led lights on the interior of mine, so you can see the detail on the inside of the cabins - wall paper, casino etc . Have fun - i will be following your build Don
  10. I now have a start on the first planking - here are a couple of pics !
  11. Another way to make wind filled sails is when you get the sails mounted on the arms and on the masts - take an electriv fan and blow it on the sails to make them billow out, and then spray a mixture of white glue and water on the sails while the fan is blowing, when the glue mixteur drys, it will leave the sails billowed out. Another way is to insert bendable wire in the edges of the sails when you sew them together - when they are mounted on the ship, you can bend the wire ti make the sails look billowed - Good Luck !!!!
  12. Here is another little goody that I built about a year ago - It is a Occre kit of the Jupiter locomotive - sorry, this is totally not related to ship models !!!

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