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WBlakeny

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  • Birthday 05/12/1975

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  1. To make the sails, i first soaked the tissue in some tea for some time. After drying, i ironed them and use some starch. Then i drew with a pencil the bands and cut them off. Then i glued them to each other with dilluted glue. Overlapping each other just slightly, taping them to a piece of glass. When enough bands were glued to each other, i used a paper pattern of the sail to drew it on the tissue. Cutting it out. And finish each sail with sewing the boltropes around them.
  2. Thank you Chris and Christian It's nice to be back and to have the shipyard open again.
  3. Hey Glenn, no i didn't watch those youtube videos. Thank you for pointing me to them.
  4. I also created a base plate to install her. I've made two pedestals from some scrap birch i had lying around. I gave it several coats of oil.
  5. What a long time i've posted here. I switched jobs and life was hectic. Meanwhile i've finished her. I'll be posting some pictures of the last stages of her build. The bowsprit is held in place by a wooden brace, the bowsprit bitts . Outboard by a iron retainer bolted to the stem. The cleats are installed on the mast and spritsail boom. On the mast, near the top are two sheaves. Here they are simulated by drilling holes and forming them with a file. The wheels of the sheave are simulated by a bamboo dowel.
  6. Yes. There's still some hull left 😀 I'm sorry, i've changed from job and have not much time left for my ships. The shipyard is temporarely closed, unfortunatly, but i'm hoping it'll get better soon. I'm missing the building alot though.
  7. This is shipmodelling at it's best! What a wonderful and a heartwarming team project. I've started building a victory in 1/84 scale, what a difference
  8. She's a beauty. You really did a nice job on her Christian. She deserves a center piece in your living space. Hats off.
  9. Pfeww, quite a while since i've been posting here. I've made a little jig in order to be able to create my masts and spars. The mast has been made with it and it went very smooth. I always start from square stock, reduced to the size of the minimum diameter with the table saw. The result of the bowsprit. Mast and bowsprit fitted to the boat. I've done a bit of metalwork as well. I've started on the bowsprit clamp. Below you'll see how i made the iron cap, for holding the bowsprit jibboom on the bowsprit. First i've bended a s
  10. Nice carving! Would it be possible to make a close up of your own made chisels? I'm in awe of your skills.
  11. Wow, i haven't been around for some time now, and what a piece of art you've created again. Your airbrushing skills are superbe!
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