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  • Birthday 09/20/1973

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  1. Hello Jack! Regarding the issue about the photo etching plates. Why don´t you give a try yourself? As Mark has said on Amazon you have most of the equipment you´ll need. The most important for me is the isolation film or sprays to put on the metal plate. Try to find some art shop or a "registrato". I´m sure they´ll tell you where to get the copper (in role or plates) and the acids to actually etch the metal. There´s a tutorial here on MSW an a lot more on inet... Good luck Jack! Daniel.
  2. Beautiful lines Christian!! Are you actually meausuring the hull and translating those to your CAD draws? Specially on the stern and fashion pieces. Willing to see all those ribs together when you´ll start with the POF work. Best wishes and happy summer! Daniel.
  3. Looking good Piet! I am with George... Can´t wait to see her on and the beautyful pictures you´ll take! Best wishes! p.s. Beautyful hammer. If we were neighbours I would borrow it for sure from you.
  4. Hello Wefalk! I have read your entire log till now, took me about an hour or more and one thing is for sure... Excellent log! Daniel.
  5. Thank you Piet! The hatches look awesome and heavy. Were they hand operated by one or two sailors or did they use the loading boom? Happy Friday!
  6. Hello Piet! Let me just quote some of your words... But we, the yuns around, don´t want to keep the things quiet and simple! Your Scratch skills are far beyond to make the things easier... I doubt if I could make such a precise work even out of a comercial kit. I have never thought about modelling a sub but after looking to your log for years now, who knows... Willing to see the dingy inside the hull with the door -gates closed. She looks pretty big on the deck. Like she is not going to fit... Have you tried it? Best wishes Piet! daniel.
  7. Welcome aboard Lee! Nice, clean and neat keel so far! Good job. Best wishes with the Cutter... Daniel.
  8. Hello Piet! Have you changed your avatar? And what have you done with v.1 Dingy boat? Good luck with version two. Best wishes. daniel.
  9. Still alive and drawing... now with the fore cant frames... The draft takes a lot of effort,,, actually I think is much more or less the same effort than actually building the ship on a log. Lots of tedious work and repeating lines and more lines. We´ll see. Daniel.
  10. Sorry Piet, but when I have seen Dingy painted on grey I said Aouchh... Then I´ve realised that you are not making a XVIII century POF gun ship but the O.19 submarine...Quiet easy to get lost cause the little tiny dingy dingy dingy.... looks like a whole project by itself! Your skills and eyes are amazing. You must be related to some jewelery ancestor or something. Willing to see her (v.2.0) on the deck of the O.19! And really nice pics on her case! Daniel.
  11. Welcome back Rusty! Do not konw why but we are always cleaning and tidying up our shops, much more than cleaning the living room i.e... it´s something that the Admiral always says to me ..." You are always cleaning your shop!! is it so messy what you do upstairs?!" Best wishes, Daniel.
  12. The pdf´s attached are only the progress till now. I have drawn 16 water lines separate 3 feet parallel to the top of the keel so I have 16 points to check on every frame. One frame takes me about two hours and when I get bored I draw other parts of the sheer plan. The widths and moulded widths are from the 1784 Joseph Romero Fernandez De Landa vademecum. It also includes all the different pieces necessary to build ships of 100, 74, 64 and frigates of 34, minor frigates and boats and more. This vademecum is quite cheap (12€) and “rough”. It has no half breadth plan or sheer plan nor a general body plan for the different types of ships. So… you have to kind of “invent” how the hek all the pieces were fixed together. You have also to decide the scarfs on the pieces. The book was intended to show the pieces to be cut on the forest with extra wood to drag them to the shipyard, especially huge pieces like the stem. I am also using the book “The ship of 68 guns from 1752” (Isidro Rivera 2012 ISBN 13: 978-84-615-3821-8 (Spanish, no English edition). Pretty useful in order to follow a hypothesis of construction, for example the keel. This book shows how a ship is built following the rules of the English shipwrights. Retamosa follows the rules of the French but I can “extrapolate” some concepts. I have contacted with the author to see if he can clarify me lots of doubts about. Hope to meet him in a month or so… For example the scarfs on the keel were horizontal not vertical like on the HMS Triton or the HMS Victory. It has also 2 shoe keels. Slightly differences that have to be checked to end with a true model from that period. If any of you have some info about the keel or the things I have wrote do not hesitate and post it here. Would be very apreciate it. Enjoy the week! Daniel. pdf_30_10_14_cant fr.pdf pdf_30_10_14_cant fr HB.pdf

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