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About mtaylor

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  1. I went back to the artwork in Binho's post. I'm not so sure those are oars hanging off the side on the upper painting. I see the loop at the top but nothing that would hold the oar in place on the loop and they seem to hang too straight. In battle, I would think you'd want the oars protected even it was just by "shipping oars" inward. The lower one does show them hanging and what appears to be lashings to hold them in place. That would work well for a harbor where cargo would be loaded and off-loaded. Where is that time machine???????
  2. Wonderful work, Nenad. I can see what you mean about the pumps. You're this far so I'm sure you can do the pumps.
  3. That's the plan, Mark. I think some serious focus has medicinal effects for calming the mind. Sam, I'll see if I can help.... there's the stem (the big curved piece), then a bunch of parts for the two pieces in red: the stern post and the rudder. Hope that helps.
  4. Hahn did do some inside work especially on the models he built with cutaways. Some were true to the actual and some weren't. I'm looking forward to how you sort this out.
  5. Interesting model. I guess since it's so stealthy that there really isn't much detail work to do. And so secret, they could do say an engine on the side for maintenance.
  6. Looks super, Jack. I recall doing a Daughtless way back when but mine looked factory fresh. Your's looks like it's had a few flight hours on it.
  7. Point, That probably would be the best approach. Start with something small and easy and build on the knowledge gained.
  8. I'll pull up a chair also, Chris. A challenging project, learning curve, and and fun. What more can we ask for? My only suggestion is about the scrap box.. make if bigger than what you think you'll need and don't toss anything into the burn bin or trash. I've found uses for most of the wood that when into mine.
  9. Thanks, Peter. I do understand about things getting in the way. I think I got my answer with some creative Googling and his build is (I think) one of the ones I picked up on for the bow.
  10. You are moving right along and doing a great job, Lawrence. The LED's are going to be a nice touch when the model is displayed.
  11. It wouldn't have been steel if it were there, it would have wood held on with staples. The reason being is if the ship grounded, those wood pieces would have come loose and protected the keel. I have no idea if a ship that size would have had this as I've only seen it on (French for this) frigates and larger ships so I think the smaller ones would not have had this.
  12. I would tend to think that there would be a method of storage for oars (lengthwise) and probably between the rower's seats. My reasoning is that under wind power using the sail, there would be a lot of drag from the sails. Or maybe they just tied them up on the outboard side so they weren't dragging?
  13. Quite so and that diversity continued. There's quite a bit of info in the book "The Billy Ruffian" on one of the Captain's spending time documenting his crew. While some folks think this is amazing, it was pretty normal back then.

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