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Ulises Victoria

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About Ulises Victoria

  • Birthday 08/10/1948

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    Monterrey, Mexico
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    Pen turning, Guitar fingerstyle playing, Computer Games.

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  1. Status of my Royal Louis as of July 25 2019. Finished the standing rigging of the mizzen mast. Remember that yardarms are not fixed yet. Don't mind the alignment.
  2. I know, I know... I have been so slow... When furnishing my new workshop some things didn't quite came out right, and I need the guy who helped me to come back and fix some things, like the height of my main table. Working in the upper rigging has to be done standing up, and I tire very soon. Ok enough excuses. Mizzen mast standing rigging is finished, including shrouds and ratlines up to the topmast. I am following strictly the order laid down in the instructions. Not sure if this is the wisest thing to do, but time will tell...\ Making a mouse in Chuck's Serv-O-Matic machine Placement of shrouds First stay Tying of deadeyes Some more rigging done Mizzen mast finished Thank you all for visiting!!! Best regards!!!
  3. Good topic and as usual, you will get as many different answers as people answering. I usually work in strict order. One of my great pleasures is to go through all the manuals and instructions of a new kit while sipping my morning coffee. So the kit initially is built in a strict order, at least in my mind. That being said, If I see a clear opportunity to do something in a different order I go for it. As an example, some kits have the anchors as the final step... I (may) put them as soon as I finish the hull... At this moment I'm in the process of rigging my Royal Louis. I am following the order of the lines in a strict order. Still not sure if this is the wisest thing to do. Time will tell. Also, so far I have been working on one model at a time, but that was mainly due to lack of space. Since I moved to a new house with plenty of room (3 bedrooms all for my self ) I've been thinking about working on two models at a time, and one being plastic and the other wood, to break monotony Cheers!
  4. Hello dear! Oh boy... you did learn a lot in a single building session Sending you a big hug!!! Ulises
  5. Splendid job!!! It is looking really fantastic. Love how you use the different woods to make a very interesting effect in the hull. Congratulations.!!!
  6. Saludos desde Monterrey, Mexico.
  7. Thank you Jeff! The review of the La Couronne kit left me drooling. This may be my next project!!!
  8. Hello all. It has always been my interest to build a scratch-built type of ship. Although they are not strictly scratch-built, I feel these are the closest next thing to it and I am very interested in buying one of these kits. Buy being they a relatively new kid on the block, I wonder if anyone here has had any experience with these guys. First of all, are their kits legit? Are they a serious company? are their kits good quality in every aspect? Any input will be greatly appreciated . https://ship-model.net/?wovn=en Thanks all!!! Ulises
  9. Excellent work my friend. I would like to copy this scarf method for my next build, if I may!!!
  10. Jo: I have been building models since I was a child (I'm 70 now) and wooden ships exclusively for over 15 years, and I still look at others builds and say to my self "why don't mine look like that, but hey, I have a lot of learning to do" Get used to that feeling, my dear, and use it to your advantage Hugs Ulises
  11. Looking good Jo. Sorry about your sore fingers. We all have been through that! Sincerely you are doing a tremendous job for a first timer!
  12. Hello Kurt. If it is wood to wood, nothing beats any of the dedicated wood glues: be it Titebond, Elmer's, Gorilla, to name a few. They form a bond usually stronger than the wood itself.
  13. Hehehe I will re-phrase that: The more you do it, the easier it gets!!! Best regards!

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