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About CaptMorgan

  • 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. Hello everyone: Got a little shop time the last few days and was able to get the rudder finished and installed. It was pretty straight forward. I also only used 2 pins in the top & bottom hinge. It is still removable & I will probably do that so I don't damage it down the road. I tend to be pretty good at that..... I used a 1/4" stick to hold the hinges to thin them down. It was easier of me to do it off the ship and get them painted before installing them. Again, this was to save possible damage to the hull. One side is shown thinned below.... After that of course was the rudder trunk and benches. All of that was pretty easy thanks to Chucks talent with the laser cutter. And the lower window trim was simple enough, just a lot of trial & fitting. Up next are the gun port covers and hinges. Something tells me I'll have a lot of trial & error with those before I'm satisfied. 👍 Steve
  2. I have finally finished up Chapter 4 so I thought it was time for an update. There was nothing to unusual for me but I did follow Mikes lead and kept all of the deck fittings removable. This really helped with the sanding & finishing of the deck. So now it's time to clean up the shop & do some review of Chapter 5. A whole new set of challenges...... Hopefully I'm am done making so much sawdust for a while. Steve
  3. This has to be one of the finest builds of the Syren I've seen. Hard to believe this is only your second build. Congratulations on a fantastic build.
  4. Good to see you are still getting some shop time. This is a beautiful build. Always look forward to your updates.... 👍
  5. I'm still here -- still making progress but at a pretty slow pace. We bought a new house so the shop has taken a back seat for a while. I had not noticed how long it had been since I posted anything. The picture shows where we are today. Nothing is glued to the deck yet and still have a lot of fitting to do with the margin planks. We're getting there.
  6. I really like the way that floor turned out. I might have to give that a try. Good stuff there JJ 👍
  7. Under the General Product Discussions tab above and then "Downloads area for the Winnie Monograph Chapters" But here is a quick link right to the PDF file.... https://modelshipworld.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=640941 Steve
  8. That looks beautiful. I really like the contrast and those friezes really add some flair to the whole thing... Love your work....
  9. Just a quick update to mark the end of Chapter 3. I admit I was not looking forward to doing the pillars and the tops & bottoms to them, along with the roof rails, but everything turned out OK -- at least for me. Now it is time to clean up the shop to get ready for Chapter 4.
  10. Hello everyone. It's been a while since my last update so I thought I would take a little time to get that done. I finally got those window pillars done of the sides. They didn't turn out to bad - at least for me. I'm happy with them. I kind of like the blue windows. LOL I don't think I will keep them... I still have to finish up the pillars on the rear to finish that up. Then the rails on the roof to finish up Chapter 3.
  11. Hey Greg Welcome aboard. That's the same saw that I used for my bulkheads and other stuff. It works pretty good and I have had no issues. Make your cuts just outside the lines of your patterns and then sand down to the lines. It takes a little longer but the way it all fits together makes it well worth the time. Good luck and I look forward to your progress. Steve
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