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  • Birthday 07/26/1944

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  1. Greetings Mark Yep well done. Once again don’t forget about the those Davits, with swinging boats on them now. Keep enjoy it . DAVID
  2. 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 ..
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 knife. Make a simple hook to help you locate the balsa shelf on the inside of the hull with glue on the front face of the shelf. Best of luck DAVID
  9. 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
  10. 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 here, which I will never use .
  11. Greetings Mark Well you have done a cracking job on those Davits !! Well done. Now the running rigging, the chances are the Davits will get damaged if you leave them on while doing the rigging as Keith as told you. Best take them off till last. Just keep enjoying it. Best regards. DAVID
  12. Greetings All David is no longer coppering !!! Not clever enough, so has abandoned it for now. I am painting canon barrels until I receive an order from CMB . My coppering has been a total shambles, and it was never going to get any better. So it was not worth continuing. I never liked the plates from the start, and realized I would have a problem with them. I have ordered 800 different plates from CMB to check them out. They are the wrong scale 1/72 but I am not bothered about that, so I will check to see if it’s worth using them. Regards DAVID
  13. greetings Peter Yep !! The fitting of the plates is tedious, I have just ripped a few off this morning. I started fitting the Victory tiles working down from the waterline, and you can see I had no problem at all with them by the photos. As I said earlier I am fitting these from the keel upward, which appears to be the way to go, but the quality of the work is very poor. I will carry on working upwards and hope it improves, but if I am not happy I will rip them off and start again from the waterline. Your work continues to be excellent as always, well done. Hello Keith good to hear from you, how are you keeping ? Don’t rush with the dark room there’s plenty of time. Best regards DAVID. ( photos Victory coppering, others Diana coppering so far. )
  14. Greeting all Thanks for the likes. Well once again I got cheesed off. Only made the gratings, ones inside the ship somewhere. One set of ladder fell in the bin. So I have abandoned the gun deck. I am now going to fit all the the copper plates before any thing else. There is a lot of quality work on this aspect of the build for me to follow and help me along. I have only once before copper plated a hull. I worked downward from the waterline, which appears to be incorrect, so I shall work upwards. Right here we go swear box and wallpaper paste to the ready. See you all when one side is complete. Regards DAVID
  15. Greetings Rich I am sending you 3 pictures of the foremast yards, there is beads on at least two of them DAVID. Read page 19 & 20 of rigging manual

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