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  • Birthday November 15

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    Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Spin and fly fishing;
    Violin and fiddle (you need to understand the difference to get this);
    Wood carving;
    Reading historical/fiction;
    Use to do a lot of sailing and hunting when I was much younger.

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  1. Mike Pongee de Soie is not Silkspan. Silkspan is very much like the material used to make Tea bags... When I first saw it that was exactly what I thought of. Alan
  2. got the booklet from LVT in yesterday's mail and was studying it myself.
  3. A blended colour. I work with acrylic paints in a tube and put a small dab of black and white on my palette then mix a tiny bit of white into it, adding more if necessary to get something not quite Grey but more dirty... a smokey black. So it is as if the sun's rays caught it at just the right angle to give it a little highlight and make it appear out of nowhere. I paint it onto the raised surfaces sparingly with a fan type brush. A hint of a different shade. I am not an artist... but it works.
  4. Use thick paper, print it on the paper, cut it out with a scalpel, paste it to the barrel. In real life I think they protrude about 3/4" minimum so what is that at your build scale? After painting the whole thing flat black highlight the raised parts with a smokey black.
  5. Yes but the person doing the captions did a bad job of it. Thank goodness I seem to speak a version of Australian 😉
  6. I stumbled onto this video this morning. At 52.27 minutes long I was sure I'd watch 5 minutes or fast forward a bunch but I found it captivating. I feel that understanding how a wooden bucket is made will help modellers create realistic looking buckets for their ship models.
  7. All I can wonder is... how do you hide mistakes at that scale?
  8. When making my spritsail and spritsail topsail yards I was wondering somewhat the same thing. I discovered these sails were mainly used when running (wind from behind), and their existence depended on the era. My build straddled the time period of having a spritsail topsail and not having it. At first I couldn't see the use of my spritsail topsail as the spritsail would surely have stolen all the wind from it... but then when I did a mock up I realized the angle of the bowsprit allowed the spritsail topsail to be set just above the spritsail so it would catch a bre
  9. sounds like a case for a need of a quantity of wood filler as I cannot imagine my cutting a straight enough line to result in a good fit
  10. First thing is the block seems to be installed upside down. Imagine there is a sheave in it and the rope runs from the bottom of the sheave (at the bottom of the block) where the hole is towards the top of the sheave and away towards the other block, or sheave, or whatever it may run to. This would mean your hook may be on the wrong end of the block. Having it wrap naturally may improve the way it lays and also the way it looks. Then to tame your line, you might brush it with a solution of water and white glue and then train it to lay more naturally as they
  11. I will have to go open my grandfather's tool chest and check his folding rule!
  12. Do you part your hair on the left, right, or centre... or comb it front to back? I believe it was the same with the rake of the mast... the master or cap'n adjusted it to how they preferred it to be.
  13. Okay. Was the last little bit about sun, beach, rum for me? I am happy for you. Really. No, really. Not jealous at all. On my way back downstairs and try to figure out how to deal with my leaky basement. But you enjoy your sun, beach, and rum.
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