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About JesseLee

  • Birthday 10/29/1965

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    Broadway North Carolina, USA
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    Model shipbuilding, Stamp collecting, Bible study, Flags

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  1. Having a problem with the blue color coming off in places where I am trying to fold them.. They are worse than the picture shows. I tried touching up with highlighters and markers but nothing matches the color at all. The more I mess with them the worse it gets. I guess I am going to have to replace them somehow. Any suggestions? Jesse
  2. Life around here has done everything possible to keep me from this build. All I have left is the two flags. I really wanted to make a lifeboat to hang from the back davits but it doesn't look like that will happen anytime in the near future. I made a small cleat by flattening the end of a metal pin. I then filed it down to a very tiny size filing a very sharp point to stick in the staff. Forgot to take pics of this process. Made a very tiny hole with a micro twist drill and pinned it into the bottom of the staff on the bowsprit cap. Dipped the sharp point of the cleat in CA glue before pinning it in. I'm trying to rig up a block and cleat rig for this instead of just tying the (Jack?) flag to the staff. Folded and glued the flags sides together. Getting some folds set in them, I know the shaping will need changing a bit before they are done. Jesse
  3. Wow, I love it! I wish I could do things like this but it always turns out that the only things that survive are weeds and briars! Jesse
  4. I have had the same thing happen. do not trust this type of bulb any more
  5. I always hate to see someones house burn. Our heating unit caught fire about 6 years back. 911 operator is telling me to get outside and wait for the fire department. The wall behind it had not caught much yet and I told her I was not going to just step outside and watch my house catch fire and burn. Luckily I keep aquariums and have things like sand, water, etc. on hand all the time. Killed the power, dumped sand & water all over it and blocked the opening to cut off air supply. The fire department said I saved it. I've had family members lose there house to fire and my best friend who is down on his luck and was down to living in a camper got burned out just a few weeks ago. Glad all your neighbors are alright. Jesse
  6. I know it's been a while since I posted anything. Just need to rig the two flags and I am done. A bunch of things have been going on in real life that is keeping me from the work bench. Been trying to find out the proper way to rig the flags. I dont want to just glue or tie the flag to the rope. Been pondering on whether to build a lifeboat to hand from the back davits like one of our other Syren builders did. Every time I look at it it looks like something is missing to me. I really hope everything lets up around here and lets me get back to the bench soon! Jesse
  7. I had to make mine with better wood. The wood supplied in this kit will never work for parts like this.
  8. Wow, I'm loving this. It has always been my dream to build this ship but I probably will never get to. Maybe a smaller model or a Ship-In-Bottle one day. Your detail and historical information about her is outstanding. I would love to see this one in person one day when it is completed. Keep up the good work!!!!!! Jesse

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