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  1. RIchard, I'm late to the party as usual. Might I suggest think about doing the live session and recording it? The recorded part can then be uploaded to Youtube or anywhere else you like.
  2. Wow. That looks great. I guess the solution to your space problem would be to have a wider floor area so things could be in the other half of the shop. It would really be cluttered though and probably not look as good.
  3. Yeah.. I see where you're coming from on this. I was given Autocad, a computer and some other software when it first came out and told "use it... it'll be great for the art in the tech manuals". Err... yes and no. The mechanical things it was great. A PITA in many ways to get final art for a manual but schematics? Nope. On the bright side, I, one other tech writer and our manager lead the company kicking and screaming into the computer age. Fun times.... mostly. There's still a lot of "crap" out there sadly. Seems sometimes there's more crap than good stuff but I guess it depends on one's needs. As for ships, I suspect there's not much out there that's fit for purpose but probably a lot of custom "fixes" by some creative types. Problem is, finding those "fixes".
  4. I've been giving this some thought (a bad sign, I know). I'm thinking of cutting the axle "short" and un-touched (no rounding). Then put a small piece of dowel in to wheel. Musing out loud but might work.
  5. Go back in history a bit. Autodesk was one of the first drawing packages and had a big impact on CAD. They sealed their reputation back then with lots of companies jumping up and using it. Their core market has been hardware design used by manufacturers. I suspect that ship building and the special features needed really never was a core part of their business. Shipbuilders might use their programs for ship equipment but I doubt very much if the hull is designed in it.
  6. Keep in mind what Roger says as Hahn did go for artistic on the framing not actual practice. A s for the base board, you'd need a set of lines drawings and from that, the bulwarks and all the framing could be drawn to set up your build board. Jaager is also right about wood waste unless you drew the frames in segments, cut them out and assembled them. Hahn mentioned that he was given a large amount of wood and if he hadn't got the wood he would have build the frames up using segments.
  7. It might be the big hurdle. What Hahn did was extend the frame tops in the straight line such that the keep and jig base were equally spaced at both ends. Use the keel bottom as your reference and go from there. His jig was pencil and paper.... once he had that, he just did all his framing drawings. From there, the he could drawing the jig itself with the notches for the frame tops. Like many other things, this is probably easier said than done as I've not seen anything on how he did his drawings, only on using his jig.
  8. There's been several builds using the Hahn method. As for the scantlings... I don't think so. For the most part, those of us who did a Hahn build used his plans with minor mods as needed. I really don't see a problem doing one using the scantlings and the Hahn method. His method was introduced to help make things "easier" for model builders, not to dictate style.
  9. Very nicely done, Denis. Looks like she'd be easy to find and line up on.
  10. I don't see a problem. The dog makes friends with dinner and brings it home "on the hoof" so to speak. Not very sporting though.
  11. Welcome to MSW. You might have a look here... https://modelshipworld.com/topic/18657-new-to-ship-modelling-but-what-do-you-build-first/ Wood is a process and following the suggestions to start "small" and work your way to larger projects with more masts is a good one.
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