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  • Birthday 11/25/1956

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    International Motorsports Association (IMSA) - a division of NASCAR - I drive truck for them.
    Harley Davidson
    And of course, trying to build model ships......

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  1. Made a little progress since the last update. I got the keel assembly glued together and to the former along with all of the bulkheads attached. Also got the bolts put in the keel. Do all you guys put WOP on the keel and head assembly at this point to help protect it during the faring process?? Seems like I read that a couple of people did that. Thoughts?? I know I will use a lot of blue painters tape to help protect it. I also have a couple of bulkheads that are off a little and a couple of the guidelines for the batten seem a little off also. But for the most part I'm pleased with how everything lined up. Pretty good considering I cut them all out. I'm going to print out a few patterns to see if it was just where I put the line or something more serious. I'm going to take my time with the paring process. I don't want to mess this up.... Next up - heading to the store for a mask -- I see a lot of sawdust in my future...๐Ÿ‘
  2. Hello everyone: Well I have finally got some time to get back to the shop and made a little progress in the last couple of days. Got my build board set up & ready to go. I made the braces using left over plywood from the bulkheads. I got the base board from Menards, it was a bookshelf that was damaged on one end. Cost all of $2.49 and it works perfect for this job. The rabbet strip has been installed on the bulkhead and I also got the stem assembled and about ready to go. I have yet to sand down the former to meet the rabbet strip. That is next on the list. Then on to getting the rest of the keel assembly attached and finish up a few little details. Then hopefully move on to all of those bulkheads in a few days. Looking forward to that....๐Ÿ‘
  3. This is my plan also... They are a long way off but I can order them anytime they are ready.... I just figured I would wait till Chapter 3 stuff comes out which is down the road a ways. It they are available when I order my wood for the planking I will add them then...
  4. I found some time during the Labor Day weekend. I have all the parts cut out and done a dry fit with all of them. I cut all of the slots a touch on the small side and then sanded them down for a good fit. Nothing is glued yet. Still have a little tweaking to do but almost ready to start assembly..... Good luck to everyone in Florida and along the east coast... Thoughts & prayers to everyone in the Bahamas.....
  5. I'm not at home at the moment but I can verify that I have the same issue. And having the same internal debate. I'll be watching - I wish I was at home so we could compare more notes.... Steve
  6. Welcome aboard Bob. I've been following your builds since th Essex. Glad to see you here. I look forward to furthering my education...
  7. I'm also going to join in the fun and have been looking forward to this build for a long time. This is going to be my first scratch build so I will have a LOT to learn. I'm going to depend on you all for some help and guidance along the way. I have my order in the cart at National Balsa for some Birch Ply (false keel) and Lite Ply (bulkheads) and will be pulling the plug soon. I will be building it in Ceder & getting all the help I can from Syren (laser cut parts). Plans are at the printers now. Unfortunately I will not be making any saw dust til mid October due to work but I will be getting things ready to go. Looking forward to following along with everyone. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜€
  8. I agree -- I think that's a great idea. I might have to do that on one of my future builds. It's add a lot to the ship and a great way to see the detail and time put into the model with out having to handle it or get out the magnifying glass... Very nice build!!!!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘
  9. I have never replied to this thread but have been following along for quite a while. Your work is just crazy perfection. A beautiful masterpiece. I really hope this will be placed somewhere that it will get the attention that it deserves. I know this log is a real treat for me.... Thanks for letting us follow along.. Steve
  10. Looks like your back and working pretty quick on the Winnie - and it looks fantastic. It looks like your vacation worked like a charm ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Looks like you did a fantastic job with the planking. Look forward to seeing more as you continue. ๐Ÿ‘
  12. Well, the Medway is about finished ๐Ÿ‘ About the only thing left to do are the flag (have to find the recommended spray) and the oars. It has been a fun and entertaining journey. I learned a lot - and also figured out I have a lot more to learn. Especially when it comes to rigging and knots, etc, etc. I would like to thank Chuck for this kit and everyone that has done the Medway before me - I learned a lot from your logs. Below are a few pics of the finished product. I might post some more later after I get the flag flying. Hope everyone enjoys the summer months (finally!!!) Steve

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