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Nunnehi (Don)

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  1. Thanks, Edward, I appreciate it. You’re moving along nicely with yours, any updates? Don
  2. Thanks for the kind words, Chuck, I really appreciate it. No, have never done that exact kind of thing before and it took quite a bit of time with lots of references to the pictures you have posted and more than a bit of sanding. I’ve learned over the years that consistent, parallel lines are pleasing to the eye so that’s what I went for. At one point, I didn’t like the set of the ones on the starboard side so removed and repositioned them. Should finish the gunports this week and will post some more pics Thanks again, Don
  3. A bit of an update....... I’ve been working on Chapter 5 and have it pretty much completed with a few exceptions like the trim in front of the figurehead and the gunport lids. The bow details were a challenge but I’m happy with how they came out. On to the cannons soon. Don
  4. Glenn, your work is stunning! I have a tutorial folder where I save postings on how to do stuff for future reference - yours is included! Don
  5. Brian, This is a really cool project and you’re doing a first rate job with it - most enjoyable! Don
  6. Rachel, Thanks, I know how you feel! My parents were avid subscribers of National Geographic and I grew up with Costeau’s adventures so when Billings came out with the Calypso, I just had to build it! Thanks again, Don
  7. Miles, You’re most welcome - I’m looking forward to seeing more of your build! Don
  8. Fuji, Thanks again for the kind words, I really appreciate it and am following your build with interest. The Billings Calypso is a bit of a challenge as it is crude by today's standards, the instructions aren't great, and it requires a bit of artistic license at times. For example, I really couldn't figure out the configuration of the winch/boom rigging forward of the deck house even after spending a bit of time looking at pictures published in National Geographic and available on the web, so what I built is a "best guess". My goal was to build a nice looking static dis
  9. Great work, Glenn, beautifully done! Your description of the build process is wonderful and a permanent go-to reference! Don
  10. Thanks, JJ, I appreciate it. I’m lucky to have a finished basement that I don’t have to share so I can spread out a bit. Of course my Wife says it just allows me to make a bigger mess! One of my kids did a stint as an apprentice cabinet maker and made a desk that fits me that I’ve really enjoyed. Don
  11. Congratulations on the guitar - been trying to get a new sax for a while but no luck! The Winnie could replace the Calypso, they’re about the same size, but I’d really like to figure out a way to display both..............
  12. Thanks, Rusty! Your build is my go-to when I run into a wall - I’m really impressed with what you’ve done with it and refer back to it on a regular basis! Don
  13. Thanks, Bob! And thanks for the likes! I showed it to my wife the other day and her comment was: “that’s pretty, and where exactly do you intend to put it?” LOL, Don
  14. I’ve been making steady progress and have finished planking the deck. I was initially a bit confused about the pattern, but with lots of references back to Rusty’s and Bob’s builds, I figured it out and am very much looking forward to moving on to making the gunport doors. As I also build in plastic, I have quite a stash of left over photoetch brass bits and pieces and have picked out several pieces that are the right dimensions to make the hinges. Merry Christmas, Don
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