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About mtaylor

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  • Birthday 07/04/1948

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    Model shipbuilding. Varied depending on the day.. :)

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  1. If you're really not happy with the "rope", take a trip to sewing supply shop. Be sure to take a piece with you for color and size. I find they usually have all the thread in various sizes one could want and at a reasonable price.
  2. Well see how mad he is if he does such things as "oil leaks".
  3. Hi Crista, Welcome to MSW. If you'll go here to the database, you'll find two areas that might help. One is "The Plans and Research" and the other is the "Materials and Tools" http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-modeling-articles-and-downloads.php The articles should give you some idea of what to expect along with what you'll need. Also, there's the quick find index for kit bulds here: http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-modeling-articles-and-downloads.php Pick the Wooden Ships one and it will download a PDF to your computer. Open and scroll down it and you'll find "Endevour J Class" builds. Those should give you a pretty good idea of how it goes together and any pitfalls along the way. When you're ready, open a build log as it's a great way to get help. Oh... and have fun.
  4. Kind of sad to hear. My first kits built, were from them. It's been awhile since AL made any new kits. I guess part of it was all their designers quitting on starting Occre. I thought they moved their manufacturing to Vietnam. Did they actually go to China?
  5. Beautiful work, Carl. Hopefully you have a nice place picked to display her.
  6. Just incredible what they did without power towels, isn't it?
  7. Great pictures, Jeff. Have to love the guy in the pirate type costume with a cell phone.
  8. Well, the shipwrights were allowed to take home "cut-offs". Reports I've read suggest that some of them spent some time each day making "cut-offs" for making and selling balusters, window framing, and furniture. Apparently, there were a lot of houses, estates, etc. that benefited with having nice woodwork.
  9. I'm not sure, Kevin. Les has been posting but not to that log. You might PM him.
  10. Nice work on the grates, Lawrence. You've taken to scratch building like a fish takes to water.
  11. I "paint" my lines with a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water. It dries clear and not shiny. Others use flat shellac.
  12. As I understand it, most of those purpose built ships didn't have a berthing deck as such. It was more of a hold, storage area. The crew slept either on the beach or on the deck. Some (and I don't remember if Eagle had one) did have a small stove for cooking.

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