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Hi Nigel

 

Yes, they are a very nice set of plans, I was very pleased and surprise how good they where.

 

Kind Regards

 

mij

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Cutting brass tube for rudder hinge.

 

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Soldering tube to brass shim

 

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Rudder hinge complete.

 

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Blanks cut from Boxwood of Eagle and Dolphins.

 

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Carvings of Eagle and Dolphins.

 

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HI Mij.

Nice work on the rudder hindge and the carving are master piece.

The Eagle in the photo with the dolphins looks real good.. But looking at the carving on the stern it looks like a camera flash has taken away it's curves.

A thought... Try a light stain to bring out the depth of the carvings.

And by the way they are by far better than my carvings.. Too embarrassed to post photos :(

 

Regards Antony.

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Hi Antony.

 

Thanks for your kind comments.

I will try a light oak stain for the Eagle, but as you know yourself, if your not happy with what you have done, it should be re-placed.

I`m sure you are far too modest about your carvings.

 

Kind Regards

 

mij

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I was not happy with the carving of the first eagle, so I carved another one from Boxwood.

 

I cut out the shape of the eagle first, then started the carving.

 

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I took Antony`s advice in putting a light stain on the carving to bring out the detail.

 

I used French polish and linseed oil.

 

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Carving with the stain on.

 

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Eagle fitted to the stern of the ship.

 

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Hi Nigel & Klaus

 

Thanks for your kind words.

Ill be putting more carving on her, but Im not certain what the carvings will be yet.

 

mij

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Hi Mij.

The ship is progressing very nicely.

That method of shaping and cutting the cannon carages is used a lot by the me people on this site. Worked for me as well :)

Please keep the photos coming.

This build is interesting as I like the shape of the ship and the style.

 

Regards Antony.

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Hi Antony and Brian

 

The ship has nice lines, and I`m getting a lot of enjoyment in building her.

 

Kind Regards

 

mij

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I used Bisley gun blue for the swivel guns

 

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The model I started the beginning of January this year has now been completed.

The planking of the hull is Cherry and all the carvings are from Box. 

 

Here are some photos of her

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I am amazed you did this in only 4 months. It looks wonderful. I always liked the way these ships looked. They just look fast....

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Hello MIJ.

Wow you have done sooooo much. And all to your excellent standards.

Where are you going to display the completed model ?

 

Regards Antony.

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Hi Michael

 

As long as I do some jobs in and outside the house, the Admiral is happy, and as the model is only 720mm long, I was able to work on her in doors at night, sitting with the Admiral.

 

 Regards

 

 mij

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Thanks Antony and Brian.

 

I will take the model to Christies (London) for Auction 

 

Regards

 

 mij

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Hi Brian

 

The hundreds of hours I put into a model, I get great pleasure. 

The cost is very low when you scratch build and the small return I get from the sale, The Admiral has half and my half gos towards tools and timber. 

I get the pleasure in building and others get the pleasure in looking.

 

Regards

 

 mij

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