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Hello all,

 

Surfing this wonderfull website for over 2 years and looking at all the wonderfull models that are made by true artists I have a question about blocks.

 

Currentlly I am building a cross section of the USS Constitution from Mamoli and the blocks that comes with the kit are terrible. I'm thinking to make them myself and if i'm correct there are some tutorials about making them from Chuck or EdT, however I can't find them. Does anyone know where these tutorials are placed? I've spent a complete evening surching but iI think I'm doing something wrong.

 

With regards, 

Joop Ham

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Here is a link to a site I have subscribed to as I am new to ship modeling. The subscription is a one time only fee which is not exorbitant. There are video tutorials on just about everything. That is not to say that everything is done the best way or the only way, but if you are new to scratch building you can at least find an acceptable way on this site and there are some pretty clever techniques shown here. http://www.shipmodeling.ca/subs/ Once on the home page you can just scroll down and there is a table of contents on the left side and small video icons for tutorials besides the subject which you can click on. :)

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My guess is that if Edt has a lesson on them they would be in one of his build logs, either the Naiad or the Young America in the scratch build sections.

 

I do remember seeing Chuck's method, but I don't remember where on the site it is, but I do know that he uses a Sherline milling machine to do it, so if you don't have a mill, his system might be difficult for you to replicate.

 

Personally, even though I have a mill, I just buy them from Chuck.  :)

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Hi Joop Ham,

 

I made my own blocks following Chuck's method, with some minor mods of my own. You can see my methodology in my HMS Victory build log, starting from post #374 on pg 19. Here is a link to that page.

 

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/163-hms-victory-by-gjdale-finished-mamoli-scale-190/page-19

 

I must say, the method works really well and I now make all my own blocks this way.

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Hello all,

 

thanks for the quick reply. Mike, I will look for that link and see if it is what I'm looking for.

Gunther and Grant, think that is the method I'm looking for

 

Will make some pictures while making them, although it might be in a couple of months.

 

Joop Ham

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