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JesseLee

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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. I had to make mine with better wood. The wood supplied in this kit will never work for parts like this.
  2. 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
  3. Good fix. All I can see is a very thin line on the middle one. Looks like a light pencil mark.
  4. Working on the bouy, it's rigging and the anchor rigging and tackle. I snipped pieces off a broken jewlers saw blade to simulate the iron strop. on the block. The instructions say this rigging is made to look more weathered from being in and out of the water so much. I tried several colors of paint wash but what worked the best was just acrylic black very watered down. Wet the line with this and run it through my pinched finger and thumb. I had a hard time doing the bouy harness but got through it. Rigged up the anchor. Did the tackle and rope coils. The rigging of the bouy was not clearly shown in the instruction book pictures so I looked up what I could in what books I have and kind of guessed on how the rope coils were toed to the shrouds. This is just on the Starboard side. Still have to do this on the Port. Jesse
  5. It's been a while, been pretty sick. Well, I worked on those anchors. Filled in the holes and gaps with CA glue and filings from the thicker anchor. Primed them for painting. Made the iron rings and served them. Painted them with flat black enamel. I just couldn't use the metal stocks. Made them out of wood.. Made the iron bands from the black pinstripe tape provided in the kit. They seemed to turn out pretty good. Shaping the bouys now. Will make them out of wood. Jesse
  6. Thanks Joe, I'll be following along with yours. I still need to finish the anchors and flag on mine but almost done with it. Jesse
  7. This might sound stupid or maybe it is just the brain fog caused by illness but is joining the NRG a higher level of donating to MSW (as far as keeping the site up and going) or are they 2 separate things as far as financial support is concerned? Jesse

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