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About Diver

  • Birthday 11/10/1952

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    Gananoque Ontario
  • Interests
    Fishing, boating, staying young

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  1. I had one off the tabs on the build-board snap off. I glued it back on and no problem after that. Looking forward to your build. Bob
  2. Looking good. I will follow your build with interest. What was your source for that piece of Basswood?.. I live in eastern Ontario, (Kingston area) Thanks. Bob
  3. Thanks Bob. I know that I am my own worst critic, but still enjoy being in the shop. This is a hobby that I have wanted to get involved in since my first visit to the Maritime Museum in Victoria when I was a boy. If I achieve similar results on my build as you did on yours I will be over the moon happy. Your build of the PenDuick is a fine example of craftsmanship. Love the paint. Bob
  4. Thanks Bob and Havelock. When I look at my build I see every flaw and mistake and wish I had more experience in ship modeling. I then remind myself that this is my first build. I believe that any model I could have chosen would have ended up with the same mistakes and flaws. It is a hobby with a learning curve, and I am learning . I do hope to someday be able to build a museum quality ship. As far as my Longboat build I will achieve a mantel piece model short of a disaster, and worse come to worse there is nothing that wood filler and paint can not hide. LOL
  5. I Finally got some shop time. Owning an older home can take up a lot of time in the good weather. I am almost half way with my planking, 4 out of 9, and hope to do some more this evening. When is it a good time to remove the reinforcing tape on the frames? Should I do it now or wait until planking is complete. This is a slow build for me but enjoy my shop time, as little as it is. As you all can see I did cut one plank two short, so I did the same on the other side for balance.
  6. Hello and welcome to the site. I am west of you in Gananoque Ont. I will follow your build of the Terror as she is a ship and story that intrigues me. I am currently working on the Medway longboat by Syren. Not much progress lately due to home renovations and up-keep. Installed a couple of planks on the hull yesterday that has got my MOJO going again. This is my first build and I enjoy every aspect of it. Even repairing the mistakes. Bob
  7. Boy does this bring back memories. I operated one of these beasts off and on for 10 years. As a member Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers we were responsible for all heavy lifts and recovery. We had them in gas an diesel power. They were strong trucks but very uncomfortable on long road trips, especially in the winter. My partner got frost bite in the truck, diesel variant. Looking forward to your build
  8. Just a quick note to say the build is on hold. We finally have some decent weather and its time to service the gardens and do some minor repairs around the house. Its been a long winter and we can not let the little things get ahead of us. Stay safe everyone. Bob
  9. Just interested to see some of the work spaces of my fellow modelers. I know that some beautiful ships come from very tight work areas. I am fortunate to have a fairly large work area. 12' 6" x 28'
  10. Looking forward to your new build. You did such an excellent job on the Long boat. Happy building. Bob
  11. I am currently building the Medway Longboat. Your build is so precise. This is my first ever build and every task is a trial and error process. As I have said on other build logs, Know matter what mistakes I have made,I still enjoy every minute in the shop. Thanks for the inspiration. Bob
  12. Enjoying your build of what I consider the best looking twin engine aircraft ever. I may be a little bias as my Dad was a aero-engine tech during the war. He was with 410 Sqn RCAF. If you have ever seen the picture of the Mossie with the wire in the wing, my dad was the person who removed it.
  13. Good day Sir. I enjoy watching this build. I am currently doing the Syren Medway long boat, but have a soft spot for this vessel. I just like the looks of her and will probably choose her for my next project.
  14. That's it gentleman. I installed "F" frame backwards. It must have happened when I re-glued the keel to the frames. The old saying, You can't see the forest for the trees. It will not deter me.
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