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About dvm27

  • Birthday 04/05/1954

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    17th and 18th century naval architecture

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  1. Surgical #11 blades are indeed too flexible for wood except for perhaps fine carving. The average modeler would do well to spend $6 and purchase a blade remover such as https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/safety-scalpel-blade-remover-box/.
  2. Beautiful planking job Ryland! So was the lining out just an exercise since Chucks spiled planks fit so well?
  3. Here is an online link to Roger's beautiful model. He has done significant additional research for his model. His clenched lap planking i the way I'd do it! http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/BuildingAlert.pdf I have seen a copper sheathed clinker planked model but can't recall where.
  4. Nice recovery, Jeff! Just curious - did the boy's parents sue you for allowing him to run with a dangerous, non-secured toy in your house?
  5. Very nice video, Kudin. I especially enjoyed your demonstration of splicing the rope. I have a question regarding your planking of your hull. I did not see this demonstrated in your videos. Have you applied black paper between each of the planks or have you slightly beveled the edges to create a small shadow or recess? The effect is different than most other planked hulls I have seen.
  6. Gorgeous work! Personally, I love the brass look which mirrors the builders ship models of that era.
  7. The link to his museum works fine and you can see his work in English or use the Chrome translate feature if that is your browser. Or do you have knowledge that he wishes to create a specific build log? I suspect that is not the case.
  8. Welcome aboard Kudin. I have been following your excellent build videos on YouTube and one thing I admire about you is your willingness to replace older inferior work with new improved versions. I should warn viewers that the CC/translation feature is a bit buggy with only about 50% of the text accurately translated but it's enough to get the idea. Kudin's videos are among the finest ship model building videos available.
  9. Your model belongs in the NMM or Science Museum in whatever interactive exhibit they have depicting the tea trade or clipper ship era. But I'm sure she'll find a great home somewhere.
  10. Those books are worth waiting for Stephan!
  11. Druxey is, of course, correct. However, while the Swan series of books addresses construction of the class in general it is specifically geared towards the building of Pegasus (my Swan class model choice).
  12. An update regarding the Swan series of books. Admiralty Models no longer sells the Swan plans. However Sea Watch Books is looking into producing them. Perhaps Bob can provide an update here when he is gets things up and running normally again.
  13. Nice job on those steps, Kevin. You may find it convenient to use built up card patterns of the area in order to get the actual shape to transfer to the wooden blank. It's very simple and wastes no wood. I just use pieces of index card stock glued together progressively with white glue. You'll find this method particularly useful later on when determining bulkhead shapes as they meet the hull. In case you're wondering, the pencil lines are placed to help position them in the mill vice. Each line is parallel to the surface that needs to be cut and would line up with the top of the mill vice jaws.
  14. Nice work on those complicated outer counter timbers. If you nailed them on the first attempt extra kudos!

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