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On 2/20/2021 at 9:48 AM, JohnU said:

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

Hi John, I used regular double sided tape you can find anywhere, craftstore, supermarket etc.
I use the Scotch brand.

 

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As discussed in previous postings the question has been what material to use for glass pane.
I looked into the super-thin glass, I am curious how they will hold up for transport with USPS or UPS?
Then the sheets were rather large and not so cheap either.
However, next to on the work bench I had an old billing envelope with that address window, and I thought to myself..... "hmm, maybe that can be used for the pane I am looking for?!"
Sure enough, it's clear enough to reveal detail underneath.
So, yes that became my window pane. Works great with CA as well.

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On 2/9/2021 at 8:11 AM, JohnU said:

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

 

John, I found a company making microscope cover on their website I they listed 
Microscope Cover Glass - 24mm x 40mm x 0.14mm Thick (Number 1 Thickness)

This was the thinnest they had available.
One package of 82 each would cost you 36 dollars! phwee.....
 

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2 hours ago, pwog said:

Hi Per, I think I like the black pins over the brass.

Black is a more common color for steel. The black pins aren't true to the prototype but they definitely look nice. The brass looks good on a ship designed to look pretty. Especially with natural wood finishes. Not a true model though. Brass would require some sort of coating or it will tarnish over time.

John

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5 hours ago, Nirvana said:

John, I found a company making microscope cover on their website I they listed 
Microscope Cover Glass - 24mm x 40mm x 0.14mm Thick (Number 1 Thickness)

This was the thinnest they had available.
One package of 82 each would cost you 36 dollars! phwee.....
 

Ahh, what price accuracy and detail!

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6 hours ago, Nirvana said:

Hi John, I used regular double sided tape you can find anywhere, craftstore, supermarket etc.
I use the Scotch brand.

 

Interesting. I bought some of that Scotch double sticky tape and it was about useless. Only good for holding paper. I try to stick something down and it just pops off. Maybe I got a bad or outdated roll.

I eventually found some tape at a hardware store that worked well. It was sold for mounting things but was thin. I also bought some fabric tape to try. It says it's for "permanent" mounting and I worry about it being too strong.

John

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Looking good, Per.  I lean toward the blackened pins as well.  Interesting, in my vintage of the kit, the provided pins were the white metal variety, and I just stuck them in the rail as is.  I didn't go back through your entire log to see if the brass pins were supplied or aftermarket, but I did notice a difference in our box art.  Mine is old enough to be labeled "Canadian Fishing Schooner" while yours is "Bluenose".

 

Bob

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hello Per.......catching up on your progress :)  I wish I had checked in sooner......I use a variety of acetate for glass......I've even used the film out of floppy discs.  my favorite though comes from the plastic packaging that a lot of products come in these days....you can harvest a lot of flat pieces,  but if you need a special curved piece,  what you need can be found there too.  there are a few products out there,  but what I use is Testor's window cement and maker,  which works well for port holes.  it dries totally clear so you can't see it when gluing a window in place.

 

I'm a brass fan,  but I do agree that the blackened belaying pins look better.  tarnish will occur if you have high humidity or haven't got the model in a case.  every once in a while,  you may find bags of silica in boxes....keep 'em . if you have your plans and stuff in boxes throw 'em in with 'em.....it will help preserve them from humidity.   your progress looks very good....... ;) 

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On 2/24/2021 at 6:14 PM, Nirvana said:

My Admiral didn't recommend the glass. They shatter way to easy.

She's been in the medical field for 35 years. She recommended super thin plexiglass or acetate film for the windows we  need.

Hi Per, I finally tracked down that build log with the glass recommendation. The guy who's a weathering guru. Here's a link to the page about glass. It's worth browsing the whole log. Lot's of tips and fantastic work. Be sure to check out the finished pictures.

John

 

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A long time ago..... back in the stone ages I learned working with silver soldering.
In those days it was small items but I noticed today when I did it for the first time in 26 years it's not that easy.

But I am satisfied with the outcome, I made the small rings too.
Now I am hooked with soldering I do look forward to do more of it.
Once blackened I think it will be okay.

I am to leave the bowsprit natural in front and white inboards.

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Worked to make one of the hooks......   Oboy! I have to say...... when I shot the picture I realized how coarse the items are.

But to the regular naked eye at a distance of 16" (40cm) it is perfect. You can't see the imperfections.

"Macro" (or as it should be micro in true photography) surely can reveal flaws in material.

The hook itself measure about 4mm overall length.

Block and hook are both from Syren Model Company.

Can't imagine other companies quality.
I am to replace Model Shipways blocks and non-existence hooks with items long time ago ordered from SMC (Syren Model Company)
Model Shipways blocks are about 1/3 larger than SMC, so just imagine how bad they would be in the picture.
I will do an upload tomorrow, for comparison.

The black cord inserted in the hook and surrounding the block is regular sewing thread. Which will be replace.

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On 2/24/2021 at 12:37 PM, Nirvana said:

John, I found a company making microscope cover on their website I they listed 
Microscope Cover Glass - 24mm x 40mm x 0.14mm Thick (Number 1 Thickness)

This was the thinnest they had available.
One package of 82 each would cost you 36 dollars! phwee.....
 

 

Hi Per you could but this .006" glass from Clover House for a lot less.

 

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Regards

Richard

 

 

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