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  • Birthday 04/05/1954

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  1. Just be aware that the blackened brass colored surface may not stand up to being hammered in place. But if you pre-drill the hole and gently push the pin into place you may preserve the finish. Those track fixing pins are designed to be nailed in so their surface finish may stand up to hammering.
  2. Admiralty Models Carving Workshop May 25 and 26, 2019 David Antscherl will present a two-day, hands-on workshop in miniature carving techniques for ship modelers. This will run on the weekend of May 26 in the picturesque and historic Niagara area of Ontario. The location is The Riverbrink Art Museum in the village of Queenston on the bank of the Niagara River, which figured prominently in the War of 1812. The first day will cover additive methods using modeling clay. The second day will cover subtractive methods using edge tools. Most materials will be supplied. A list of things to bring will be sent to registered participants. Consider staying a few days in the area. Visit Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, the wineries and micro-breweries and the spectacular landscape of the Niagara Escarpment. Toronto and the Thomson Collection of ship models is about 1½ hours’ drive away. There are many hotels and B and B’s in the Niagara on the Lake, as well as in Niagara Falls. However, early booking is recommended, as this is the beginning of the high season. Early registration is also recommended, as space is limited. Cost will be US$275.00. Payment via PayPal to dvm27@comcast.net.
  3. Do any of our French members know if M. Frolich is still building his beautiful models. Haven't seen anything from him since his book.
  4. Great video, Kevin. Two suggestions to improve my version. Replace those bolts with threaded knurled thumb screws and place brass washers where the bolts enter the jig as the constant tightening and loosening of the screws can deform the wood. It'll speed up the process considerably.
  5. Spectacular work as always Amalio. Your avatar figurehead is gorgeous. Any chance you could provide us with a larger photograph of her?
  6. Very nice job, Alan. That's exactly how I did it. But I agree that checking Kevins Thorn videos is a good idea as he ofter takes a different approach than I did with great results.
  7. It must be very difficult for you to decide how much of that beautiful joinery, such as the mortises in the hanging knees, to cover over or keep exposed. Wonderful work Amalio!
  8. No more getting sick, Mark - we've been waiting for this update. Looks marvellous! Have you considered making a cutter that bores the hole while shaping the muzzle swell ? I've seen it in Frolich's book and perhaps elswhere on this site.
  9. Beautiful, Ben! Are you thinking of installing ribands below the wales (assuming you are not planking the lower hull)?
  10. Reminds me of that commercial where the couple presents a beautiful Kohler faucet to the architect and says "now build us a house around it".
  11. Truly a beautiful model, Boris. But that mustard yellow color - is it just me or is that the ugliest color ever!
  12. If I had planked more than a small section of the hull I would certainly have omitted those fillers!
  13. Brilliant, Michael! If you wish to make a Vimeo showing how you take that dull brass to a perfectly polished, scratch-free finished piece I shant complain!

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