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Kevin,

the would be anchor cable on the orlop deck is not secured in any way other than the "cable tier" construction: rounded corner posts on three sides and a kind of grating toward the ship's sides. The cable can move around inside that perimeter and if I pull it out it will come out.

 

Jan,

The red wood is actually red colour wood - think is called bloodwood - is not stained. I decided to used it for all gun decks but I have to find some more as the stock I have won't cover more than lower deck.

 

Alexandru

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Hello all,

 

Sorry for the late answers but I was in vacation far from home last couple of weeks, but now I am back and here they are:

 

@YaRus: the plan I am using (McKay's AOS book) do show a slight height difference between main deck about 32in and middle deck 30in. These are measured from above the deck planking vertically. Similar difference is shown in Bugler's book.

 

@Bluto: thank you.

 

@Sergei Kutuzov: The white deck planking in the last pictures above - main deck - is holly. For the orlop deck I used a variety of boxwood from south america.

 

Thank you,

Alexandru

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Hi Alexandru, nice to see you back mate. Tell me something, just suppose that you have spent several hours making a small piece for the model, you position it but it suddenly pings out of the tweezers and into the depths of the model. How on earth do you get it back?

Tony

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Tony,

 

That do happens. So far I was able to recuperate all of them. I least I hope so. For that I have a long and thin piece of wood to which I attached a needle at one end and I am using it to "pick" lost pieces of wood. I also use a flashlight to see what I am doing. Having one side open also helps. From now on at least I have half of one deck covered so hopefully the future lost pieces will stop on it.

 

Alexandru

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lovely work alexandru, do you know what the dimensions of this huge model will be?

The model as it is now measure 145cm (55in) by 35cm (14in) width by 45cm (18in) height and about 20kg (40lbs). It won't gain to much in size as it won't be probably masted. But it will certainly gain in weight.

 

Alexandru

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