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  1. my excuse for no pictures is that I am actually working on the ship . I am using a dowel and copper wire, harder than i anticipated. I do have the 4 loops made and glued. I drilled a hole through the dowel and am running copper wire through the hole. I twisted the wire into 2 loops from 1 piece of wire. 2 strands of wire works pretty good, while 4 strands is too many. The dowel is too big in diameter so I am working on getting it slimmer. it is good to be working on the ship. Omar
  2. Hello friends!!! The hobby car is 99.9% complete most days so I decided the ship has been patient long enough and I need to get back to work. The first task was to figure out where I was and then to decide on the next task. I decided to work on the bow area. I have been browsing my store of reference material and the internet. I think I am safe to start on bowsprit and gammoning. When finished they won't be in the way of subsequent work. After this work my intention is to place eye bolts on bow. I finished, I hope, the dauphin striker. The kit version was not satisfactory, and after the stem accident tore it up, I had no reason not to try for better. I have managed "different". I may need to try it again. I am using styrene and thin wire so it is easy to build. I will post pictures of effort #1. Omar
  3. How time flies. Over 2 years. I did not realize it had been so long. I added a few items to the ship this week: 1. freeing ports made from card stock. I was going to use very thin balsa until I realized how out of scale they would be. 2.The grates at the helmsman station. I had saved some copper screen from who knows what that gave me a reasonable grate at my scale. a 10mm X 10 mm is too small for me to make out of wood. Obviously I did not perish at sea. The ship sits on my work table along with an alien space ship still under construction, but I have been putting my creative time into my 1967 Barracuda. It is finally at the final few adjustments to linkages and I now am ready to do more work on my ship. Omar
  4. I am restoring a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda and it has taken me over 5 years with easy access to parts. What you are doing is AMAZING!!!!
  5. this is a beautiful ship. Congratulations
  6. as usual, I see your work and must make changes to mine Cutty. I have my boats made but I think your clinker method will greatly enhance them. Instead of working on Cutty, I continue to work on my 1967 one owner car. 5 years and very close to completion. 50 years and 200,000 miles (321,868 kilometer) took their toll.
  7. as some one else said: Boeier, because it is so unusual Or I would pick the cross section - only chance to get at least a piece of such a ship, because due to the enormous size
  8. I love the HUGE fins on these Cadillacs. What a challenge, it is a huge car
  9. You have an excellent model. You definitely created a "wooden" ship.
  10. your work is always worth waiting for. and now to go back to my little boats and add more detail. Omar
  11. once again you raise the bar. It is a very satisfying to work smaller and smaller getting finer detail. Welcome back Omar
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