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About Sailor1234567890

  • Birthday 05/05/1977

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    Shubenacadie NS, Canada
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    Sailing ships, boating, sailing, canoeing, boatbuilding in 1:1 and various other scales.

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  1. Have you tested it out to see what it will look like under light like that? I bet it's going to look pretty cool.
  2. Is there a way to break down kit availability by scale? If one were to want to work in say 1:64th exclusively, how would one best find out what models are available in that scale? Or would they have to just go through everyone's site and see what they have in 1:64?
  3. She's the only clipper to have had four masts. Was she one of the first four masted vessels? By the time of the iron ships of the next generation, there were 4 and even a 5 masted ship but not in this generation. I wonder when that started. Nice work Rob. She's looking great.
  4. Lady Nelson? Speedy? Are they suitable first builds? I think they're pretty simple as far as rigging is concerned.
  5. There's a shop down the street, 3 blocks away, with a copy of her plans. I remember seeing them and deciding they were over my price range. Can't remember what they were asking.
  6. I use split topsails to tell me if she was built in the 1860s and later or before that. She looks to have single topsails and topgallants in all those images. It's just the addition of the skysails over the royals that are in question. Could easily have been added at any time. A new Royal/Skysail pole and she'd easily be retrofitted with it at a later date. I wonder if that happened or was she launched that way?
  7. This is one sweet build. Patience pays dividends it appears.
  8. Cool. Thanks. I didn't know that. Thought topmasts abaft were exclusively in the realm of big ocean carriers later in the 1800s in the age of the split tops, the brace winches, patented topsail reefing systems, and Bentink courses.
  9. I have moulds for a full sized version of that boat. I also build a different canoe (Redbird) in 1:1 scale, my biggest building accomplishment to date. Looks pretty sweet with all those little ribs in there. Cheers, Daniel
  10. Nope, not foreign at all. Just hadn't thought that far ahead yet. Thanks for enlightening me though.

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