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  • Birthday 07/30/1956

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    Bealeton, Virginia
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    Anything Sea related, Ship modeling, Helping those who are disabled.

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  1. I am enjoying some recent postings on youtube by Russell Barnes. He is using CAD (very old Autocad) but this enhances the video. It is very followable, and Mr. Barnes explains line by line what he is doing. Which is a boon for me. I will be laying out frames for some ships I am considering in the near future. I wish there were more videos like this indeed. This is video 1, there are three. Wonderful! Thanks Russell. Hope all are well. Guy
  2. Hi Craig; may I ask what software you are using to draft the frames? What a wonderful project. Thanks for putting this up. Guy
  3. Hi Try DeltaCad. Simple, inexpensive and used widely for what you are doing and ship modeling to boot. see:https://www.deltacad.com/ It has been used widely here as well. Guy
  4. Hi Nic, I am not too far in shaping the hull. It would be nice to have a hull with a bit more meat at the front end if you are willing! I had stopped trying to shape the hull trying to figure a way around not using bondo or filler... I'll send you an email! brg Guy
  5. Nic, I just have not had a chance. I posted before you answered. I am going to try to build as best I can. I am still going to try to add wood to the bow and work it into a smooth shape. Apologies if I came across the wrong way. Models are just that .. models.. not EXACT replicas. Thanks for the reply. Guy Eric, I am not going to try to re-drill the masting holes. I am going to adapt the existing. This will make the ship a bit shorter but who actuallly measures a completed model? Except of course the builder who prides himself/herself in a job well done and the joy in the journey. :-) Guy
  6. Charlie, Yup.. And a lot cheaper to boot... next time! At the least, Bluejack "could have left the hull a lot larger than they did .. sure would have saved a lot of head ache... and starting over. Guy PS.. Your Sultana is coming along great!
  7. Hi Eric; I just sent a note to Bluejacket as I have the same kit as you know (I am frustrated a bit with it being an engineer and wanting prints to match the wood in the kit). 1. The prints do not match the wood provided in the kit. a. the hull does not match the drawings b. the templates as defined in the instructions if used with the prints will not work, especially at the stern. c. The deck (nicely done) does not match the prints (the stern post hole is about 3/8" off toward the bow on the wood) And seems to be too far forward on the wood given. The prints seem more correct and if one looks at page 191 in "The History of American Sailing Ships, Chapelle" The Stern post is almost at the Transom. On the wood it is way too forward. 2. At the bow of the wood hull given, using the deck wood, I would have to ADD wood to the hull, about an 1/8" each side, a painful operation and I was hoping to have a very smooth hull.. I am very careful never to remove too much wood. As you noted, you would have to shave the deck down... Being as this kit came from bluejacket and the amount paid... gosh I am more than a bit disapointed... I wished for a "real" set of prints and lines.. there were none. I have written to bluejacket. Perhaps a better option would have been the Lively... or? This was to have been a "quicker" build for my brother and I hoped for something a bit more accurate (at least for prints that matched the wood... not necessarily historic)... -Guy
  8. John, Jim; Thanks for the comments. and I will try to continue. The hull is sound. J.R.R. Tolkien got me through many many nights in my bunk on the "boat" which spent most of its time under the ice or very near various places in the Barents sea that Soviet Subs spent their time.. ;-) guy
  9. All; Oh, most important. This is the AL Model .. rgds Guy
  10. Hi all! First post here and most likely not the last. Name is Guy. (I like Tom Bombadil very much though!). I am currently the Security Systems Director for the University of Virginia, past director of IT. Most of my background is in Semiconductors where I worked for Intel and other Semicondutor manufacturers over the last 20 years. I am at UVA to be able to spend more time with my special needs son Luke, who has a very rare genetic disorder (Mosaic Trisomy 13). You can read more about him here: http://www.livingwithtri13.org/albumluke.html Prior to this I rode submarines for the Navy at the tail end of Vietnam as a Sonar Technician. My last boat was USS Sunfish SSN649 (fast attack). I started this model in 2004-5.. then many things were happening in my family which precluded it moving forward. I was building this using the wonderful documentation from John Earl (who I think is no longer actively building..) here: http://www.modelboatyard.com/bluenose2_articles.html. It has been sitting for a while..well..more than a while. So, I attached some pictures of the current state.. Obviously I need to rework the decking.. I did not know what I was doing.. but the rest..? I have some questions: 1. Should I start all over? picking another version of the BluenoseII? (I love this boat.. I have the book on it by L.B. Jenson..neat book! ). 2. Do kits (the wood) get too old to start again? (it has sat in a very dry basement (sometimes wet though.. dang storms)) but high up on a shelf. 3. I think I "could" double plank this .. ? 4. Continue using John's plans? 5. Pointers? I found this forum last night and spent several hours going through it. What a neat place! Anyway.. look at the attached pictures and let me know what you all think? Don't be too soft.. :-) Many thanks for those who started this forum and those who contribute! I look for many happy hours (especially in the nights which I don't sleep so well.. :-( which is fairly often.. ) building ship model(s). +----------------+ with best regards; Guy Alias: AI1G ... ham Alias: Tom Bombadillo
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