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About Engelmann

  • Birthday 12/04/1963

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  1. Thank you Mark, much appreciated. I got a skillsaw today that I'm planning to use as the basis for a saw. Planning mount it under a aluminum table and fit a 3" slitting blade to it to start with. Will see how it goes from there. Cheers Deon
  2. What a year this was!! Life threw one curve ball after the other. There was more hospital time for both my wife and myself. My diabetes took a slight turn for the worse but is fortunately still manageable. I still do not have any way of ripping the planks for the build, still thinking of building a (very basic) small table saw for it as I simply cannot afford to buy one, If anybody got any sort of drawings/plans for one I would appreciate it. Cheers
  3. True what you said druxey, but then using a CNC or normal mill does not take any skill out of it, it only moves the required skill to a different arena. One can as easily say "Don't use an electric scroll saw, or chisel, use a carving knife only" :o :P The use of any tool got its own skill set to master
  4. If you look on the original drafts at how these ports were shaped (bevelled) then I believe the guns were place in a more fore and aft orientation (instead of square on to the port as the other guns) where they could be used as chase guns when pursuing. This would also give them a tad more recoil space, especially if the bits were moved 2' aft as the knees would then also be out of the way.
  5. I like the slightly deeper colour that you now have on the cushions They now look like they are covered with a rich velvet I really enjoy this build
  6. Agreed Kester, but unless Chuck add deployed sails, these ships are normally not depicted as being at sea.
  7. Hi Chuck I like the way that you did the ropes. Coil those on the deck but keep the ones hanging natural exactly like you have them. Maybe relax the coiled ones on the deck slightly so that they look more like the third picture of the contempory models, your's is maybe a bit to perfect Cheers Deon
  8. This is a truly inspiring build. I look at what you are doing and my hands start to move by themself wanting to build something... anything...
  9. Hi, long time no see. This last month was absolutely crazy, both at home and at work. We finished 2 projects and started another 3 at work and my time for software development on the one project was cut from 6 days to 3, crazeeeee!!! But fortunately I'm on leave next week so I will finally have some time in the shipyard. I got all my stuff that I ordered from Chuck and also received my wood from Jason. Thanks guys, it was a pleasure dealing with you two. I even got a white towel :D :D so my cutter should come out looking good. I must now just build a small saw to cut my wood but in the meantime I will make a proper start on the keel and bulkheads. I do have a fretsaw as well as a band saw for freehand work but nothing to rip planks with. Also got a lathe and a milling machine so building a small saw should not be too big of a problem. Cheers
  10. Hi Chuck As you said, replacing the truck is easy enough, so make one red, one black and leave one natural. Then take a photo of the three on the ship together to compare them. That way way can all see how they compare in one shot. Cheers
  11. Correct site, you need to find the National Maritime Museum link under the Red Greenwich heading. It is about 2/5ths down the page about where the righthand adds column ends. Click on the link and it is the 5th photo on the new page. I would have simple pasted the link but IE11 does not allow me to copy and paste into these replies.
  12. Hi Tony I completely agree with you. I'm one of the cases that broke off from modelling after leaving my parent's home and having to make a living for myself. It is only in recent years that I got to the point where I could indulge in my hobbies again to the extent that I want to. It is also only since 35..40 that I gained the patience needed to take on a long duration project like building a ship model. PS. If I look at my son (now 22) and the amount of practice he puts into training at fighting in the games that he plays on the computer so that he can compete against his friends at LANs then I must say that a lot of the younger generation are as dedicated to what they want to acomplish and to the degree of skill that they want to build/gain. It is just that the things that interests them has changed. Regards Deon
  13. Hi druxey. I should have said "in any of the contemporary models that I have seen". But it is good to know that they do show them on some of the models and plans. I assume from your post that there is a tube (square?) from the seat to the counter. Does this mean the discharge hole in the counter have the same shape as the tube?
  14. Nice to see some progress here That dust shows just how long we had to wait and endure withdrawal pains :D :D Looks good. Question, should there not be two holes in the counter under those seats, or did they use buckets? I've not seen any corresponding holes in any of the contemporery models, or was it gentlemanly omitted? Really nice to see you back on this model. Cheers

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