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Dave B

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About Dave B

  • Birthday 05/04/1961

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    Columbia, Missouri
  • Interests
    woodworking, swimming, biking, building Pocher car kits

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  1. Well I see it's only been 6 years since my last update😊. I recently was able to improve the color of the light yellow on the sides of the ship. I never liked how light/bright it was after painting it with the model expo water based paint I had used originally. So I did a "wash" using diluted oil based paint and applied that over it and it looks better to me. I've made a little more progress on the build also. I'm trying to figure out the best way to continue with the masting and rigging and reviewing other build logs to help me with that (or I might do another easier kit with better instructions first since it seems overwhelming to me). Hoping to have more time to work on this soon! Thanks for looking, Dave Barnard
  2. Thank you Kurt for the detailed explanation of what has worked for you over the years! I've had the same questions lately. Dave
  3. Thanks so much! This will definitely get me started. I really appreciate your offer of help also! David
  4. Hi Darrell, I'm going to take another stab at getting serious about the masting and rigging of my Niagara. Can you please tell me what is needed or what you used anyways to replace the rope and blocks using Syren items, if you have an estimate of that? Thank you and thanks for your log....it is giving me some good inspiration! David
  5. Hi Dave:


    Go to the home page of this forum and view the sponsors list. You will find Chuck's company listed as Syren Ship Model Company. It's a great site.



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      Dave B

      Thank you Bob!  I just received my first order from them and it all looks great.  Lots of blocks and line for my Niagara.  Almost done assembling my Servomatic... looking forward to using it.  Thanks again,


  6. I know you finished this a while ago, but I've been away. I am planning to get back to my Niagara in the hopefully near future and I'm ready to start the rigging. Your work is amazing and will be immensely helpful and inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing and the great photography too! Dave Barnard
  7. Thanks for the compliment! That is my favorite feature too. Dave
  8. Thanks Patrick and Rich! Yes, 13 years is a long time and it's really hard to believe it's been that long but that's what the notes I kept say. But just wait until I resume building my USS Constitution after this. I started that one back in the 1980's! Dave
  9. Looking really nice! Thanks for the excellent descriptions, pictures, and suggestions. I have this kit, will probably do it next, and I wasn't around for the previous Granado build logs you mentioned so yours will be a nice reference I can tell from the quality of your work. Dave
  10. I am working on the jib boom and flying jib boom parts. The plans show two of something called a "dumb sheave" at the ends of each of these. The plans appear to show (in the close up view) that these refer to a hole and/or slot through the part, vertically. One looks like it is right at the end, kind of a vertical groove in the end of the part, with the other dumb sheave being a hole just before the end. Is this correct? Thanks, Dave
  11. Thank you for the compliment and thanks for looking!!!
  12. Thank you for the complement! I agree it was really a fun kit; too bad it's not being produced any more.
  13. Nice German kit, unique style of construction, very fun to build. Followed Bob Hunt's practicum which I found to be very helpful. My second ship model.
  14. Craftsman style kit of Lauck Street Shipyard back when they were producing kits still. My third ship model.

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