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HMS Victory by guraus - scale 1:48 plank on frames

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Alexandru,

 

Your art is SO brilliant as to be almost, well too amazing. Such a work of love on your part. Thanks SO much for sharing your brilliant  build of such a complicated ship-plank-by-plank. An astonishing build.

 

Michael

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You eye to the detail is outstanding by all means. This is excellent. I am always looking for a update from you. Please keep the pictures coming and Thank you for sharing this Beautiful model with all of us here.

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Alexandru,

 

Beautiful work as usual. I notice your modified throat plate on the saw, for cutting gratings. Very clever way to attach the spacer! I will try something like that.

 

Mark

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It just gets better and better each time. Love what you did with the anchor. Keep the updates coming and Thank you for sharing with us, I know Kevin is always watching this build like me, so if you can lots of pictures LOL. Thank you

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This might seem strange, but I have to ask about a situation quite strange: I noticed recently that a stowaway passenger installed itself in my HMS Victory model: a spider.

Didn't see the spider but I saw its web all over the hold and the web reappeared after a thorough cleanup I did. Not sure if this happened to others or not but I don't really know how to get rid of it. I didn't dare to use any aerosol insecticide as I don't know for sure what would be the impact on the wood or glue. Does someone has some experience with how safely remove this kind of unwanted pests?

 

Thank you,

Alexandru

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Alexandru,

Insects can not stand orange oil.  It's avail. as an insect repellant or furniture polish.  It's non-toxic to humans and pets.  Wipe a little orange oil on the wood and they'll leave you alone.

Maury

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Are you sure it's not a Rigging spider come to offer its services? :P

 

Sorry - I couldn't resist either. I'll get my hat and coat and leave now.........

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Maury, thanks for the advice. I will look for the orange oil and give it a try.

 

Done the beams for the upper deck and switched to something different as I decided to do the lower masts. Started with the main one but I had to improvise a bit as my wood lathe was not long enough for it. Here are some progress pictures:

 

 

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I am looking at purchasing a lathe and was concerned that the smaller hobby lathes handle only 12 or 15 inches without the costly extension.

How did you manage without the tool rest?

Alan

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the evicted spiders have arrived in my work space to help me proceed with the rigging

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Alan,

 

Initially for the extension I just took a piece of wood of proper height and clamped it to the table to use as tool rest for the extension part.

 

But I get rid of it, as in the end the rounding was not done by chisel but using strips of progressively higher grain sandpaper. Most of the work from square to round I've done it with a very coarse grit 60 belt of a 1.5in belt sander which I pressed against the mast using very thick leather work gloves as it become quite hot fast.

 

Took a bit and made a lot of dust but I got good results for the white soft type of wood that I used (some leftover floor boards that I had laying around) to simulate the pine wood of masts.

 

This was the biggest mast and had a bit over 75cm in length - about 30in so that will make for quite an extension. I also wanted to buy an additional bed for the lathe I have but was not in stock for North America and to get it from Germany would have taken 2-4 months. Even so probably I would have needed two of them for 30in. My solution was cheaper and faster and did the job.

 

Alexandru

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