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Shipyard sid

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  • Birthday 07/26/1944

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  1. Greetings Paul Truly excellent work throughout your build, and a set of cracking photos. You must be really enjoying this build. Well done . Best regards. DAVID.
  2. Greetings Mark Well done with the yards. It’s all looking good. Now the rigging, and a bit of work on the Deck. Have you decided we’re you are going to locate the small boats, and how many did you make.?? You said you might locate them on the deck. I am at a standstill at the moment with the ship. Keep enjoying it DAVID
  3. Greetings Mark Excellent work on the spars, I surmised you were whittling them, am I correct ? Yep things are going really well, and it seems you are really enjoying it. plod on Mark . Best regards DAVID
  4. Greetings Mark Now a bit of whittling. Last time I did any, it was for the Victory, and I spent a lot of time in B&Q buying Dowel. It would have been cheaper to just get a tree. Keep enjoying it Mark. DAVID
  5. Greetings Mark Excellent work on the little boats, seems you have enjoyed it. Don’t know about small boats midships as they hide the waist. Seems you have a lot of patience, so do you fancy sticking some copper tiles on the hull of my Diana ?? Keep enjoying it. Regards DAVID
  6. Greetings Mark Yep well done. Once again don’t forget about the those Davits, with swinging boats on them now. Keep enjoy it . DAVID
  7. Greetings Mark Well done. Seems you are enjoying it now. I did know it was so small. I have a few left over from the Victory to build if you want them !!!!. And I have a few to make for the Diana with a bit of luck. Keep enjoying it. DAVID. Still putting tiles on ..
  8. Greetings keith It appears that this could be my first visit since 2014. Well the quality of your work as maintained the same high standard throughout your build. Well done. My best advice is just keep enjoying it, but maybe slow down a bit. Regards DAVID.
  9. Greetings Mark Looks like you should have no problems now. You are getting there. Excellent idea from Keith using marquetry sheet. Keep enjoying it. Regards DAVID
  10. Greetings Mark No worries, this only Mark 1. If it was me I would just buy some lollipop sticks and make a raft . Regards DAVID
  11. Greeting Mark. Things are looking good with your rigging. So a break to assemble the small ships. Are there only two ? I think there were four on the jotika Victory, but I only made two of them. I am still putting copper plates on the hull of Diana, but I have loads of money in my swear box for an holiday !! Covid permitting. Keep enjoying it . Regards DAVID
  12. Hello michael It’s looking good. Well done with that tricky job. A bit of advice, I would not fit any of the decoration, or do any work on the quarter galleries until much later on in your build. It is totally unnecessary and can easily get damaged. Have a look at Gil Middleton’s Log. Keep enjoying it. DAVID
  13. Hello Dave Yep once more those gunport linings !! I don’t know what Graham as advised you to do, but this is my best idea. If you fit ( let’s call it a shelf ) on the inside of the gunport aperture, level with the edge on both the top and bottom and both sides of the aperture, then you can simply locate the lining on the shelf and glue it in position 1mm back as required. I would use balsa wood for the shelf and let it sit back about 4mm. A reason for using balsa is if the shelf is slightly out of position after you glue it you can simply shave it level with a craft
  14. Greetings Mark It’s looking very good. Love the standing rigging, it brings the ship to life. Take your time and don’t forget the Davits !!! And any other sticky out bits like the bowsprit for example. Ok away you go again. DAVID
  15. Greeting all Thanks for all your likes. Well I have started coppering the hull again, using the alternative tiles I mentioned, which have taken a while to arrive. Anyway I have started fitting them from the waterline downward, which is the wrong way, I think. But as long as I am happy that’s all that matters. I have worked along the waterline until the curvature around the bow and stern starts to take affect. The next two rows of tiles take me around the bow and I will infill there first. OK that’s me for now, thanks a lot. DAVID. There are about 2100 Diana tiles he
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