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Charley54, Thank you for letting me know you browsed through the log and that you enjoyed it.

Well,  you absolutely right about a journey.

Packing the workshop twice and moving. Now located in Centralia.
But yes, she is a joy to work with. I see there are corners to cut in order to make parts. Then again, I don't.
With a new camera I hope to be able to document upcoming logs along with this one better.
I realized pictures and writing down progress is good to have.

Until next update - Happy Modeling!

 

 

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3 hours ago, CPDDET said:

I'm working on the skylight as well. Plan on using Grafix Craft Plastic. Crystal clear .007 thick. Comes in 12" X 12" sheets, 4 to a package.

 

I will definitely look into that, thank you.
And it will last me a lifetime!😆

Edit: On the other hand I do have other ships that may use it too.

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You guys are to kind, it sure can had been done in another and better fashion.

It was tricky to get the height correct for the platform. The support block on the samson post got a fraction to high and made it all look weird.

Had to sand it down and then the support block between the bits I just took the distance from top of the bits down to lower part of platform and glued them together.

Support block for windlass brake beam hasn't been installed yet.
 

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Regarding the bars on the skylight window, I tried this out using thin thin brass wire.
The inner opening is 14 mm, so I added 10 wires.
With the macro photo none of the strings are straight, but from 2ft / 36cm I have a hard time to tell.
I will try to straighten them out a little more.
My idea of this setup is:

double sided tape - lay the strings down -  matching about 1.5mm on center.

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place the frame down on top

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add glue  - press all the pieces into place, using a cover plate and lots of weight

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Will this turn out okay?
Once it's done -  I will know

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Per - do you really Moon us??? :)  Nice image.  On the bars, did you consider trying to file slots in the underside of the frame?  I know they would be tiny, but if it could be done, that might provide a little more purchase to hold the bars in place.

 

BTW, I am no expert on the skylight windows - all I did was paint some black squares on the solid white box to simulate windows, pretty cheesy.

 

Bob

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On 8/24/2020 at 7:52 PM, Nirvana said:

Wonder if Elmers school glue would work, it's tacky and will set.

Did a try with soft plastic and CA with wood. I am surprised!
It sticks!
I did my trial with the type of soft plastic covering containers from the bakery of your store.
Now here is the question: What type of blue to use?

I am using Vallejo paint, and have several blues.
Guess a sample plate with all the blue has to be done. The blue appears different on clear plastic versus wood. 

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Creating the skylights involved a lot of light hand work.

I used my shaver type blade of saw, cut down into the frame work and added the brass strings.

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I used a tine spot of CA to glue them into place.

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The strings doesn't look straight in close up, 

 

The Proxxon vise became handy here, once glued I used the vise and pressed all the strings into place.

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After hand the brass strings looks over-dimensioned. At least at close up.

From a distance it isn't to bad. 

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On 8/24/2020 at 2:32 PM, Nirvana said:

Just some simple update about deck furniture.

The skylight is coming together, am trying to find thin film for the window. Any recommendation?

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Hi Per, Reading through your log tonight. Say this question about glass. There was a guy building a fishing trawler who used real glass slide cover for his windows. It's thin enough to be in scale and can be cut like any glass. He specialized in weathering and even made broken windows from this glass.

John

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3 hours ago, JohnU said:

Hi Per, Reading through your log tonight. Say this question about glass. There was a guy building a fishing trawler who used real glass slide cover for his windows. It's thin enough to be in scale and can be cut like any glass. He specialized in weathering and even made broken windows from this glass.

John

That's very interesting, do you happen to have a link for the glass?

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Hi Per,

No, he just said medical supply companies. Anywhere they sell stuff for microscopes I expect. I wish I could remember the blog name. I was browsing in the tips and techniques forum under painting and ran across a question about weathering. A responder to the thread said to check out "...., he's the king of weathering" or some such. I'll try searching for it again. He WAS INDEED the weathering guru. He even went into detail about how to do a realistic broken window.

John

 

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Hi Per,

 

While perusing you log I noticed you are using double-sided tape. I see that in other logs too. I've looked all over for a good double-sided tape but they are either too thin and designed for paper or too thick and designed for mounting parts permanently. What tape do you use?

John

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