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At this point, still working on launching a new build log for my Mayflower. Just figured out that the old Ship Modeler's Forum is still up and running. Until now, I thought it was the old same group with a new system.....confused here.

So the question is.....Are the members the same?..... or Is this an entirely different organization?

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Dave,

 

I a glad to see that you started a Build Log of your beautiful Mayflower ship. I will be following this with a lot of interest.

I hope you get a chance to publish an article (with pictures) about the Meeting in Beaufort, NC this past weekend.

 

Fantastic job on the geometric patterns! How did you do that?

 

Yves

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Dave which kit is that?   Should I move it to the kit build area?   I see many instances where it doesnt follow my plans as far as I can see.  I also see laser cut parts in there.  Did you start with a kit by one of the European makers?

 

Chuck

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Yves....the painting was done off-ship as panels, then applied to the hull. Had to rip them off and completely re-do three times before finally developing a suitable technique of laying out the stern patterns. By then, the bow panels came much easier.

Thanks

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hello SawdustDave,Your Mayflower looks great! Very neat work and your hull looks like natural wood color . I was wondering if you tree nail and your thoughts on what technique to use.Also your Mayflower looks like it models after the first Mayflower designed by DR. R,C. Anderson as compared  to the Mayflower designed by  William A Baker, from which the Model Shipways Mayflower is designed by our Mr Chuck Passaro.Both versions are great to me and your paint work super! I believe the geometric pattern and colors may very well have been used in the Mayflowers earlier days as they were on warships of Tudor times. Some think no it was to dressed up for a merchant ship or that over time the colors and pattern faded(No Pun) and were simplified for Stuart times.Its all good And real nice work. drake1588

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Not exactly sure how to reply since I am actually using two sets of plans. Began with plan sheets provided by our friend Mr. Passaro....also using a set of plan sheets provided by my friend Ilhan Gokcay. Mr. Gokcay's build log, posted herein, has been my primary resource for detail. He tells me in an email that he used Anderson's book as a reference for rigging detail.

Note: I cannot claim to be a maritime historian, although I do appreciate those of you who are. I'm just an old woodworker who kinda fell into this amazing hobby a few years ago and fell in love with the art.

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Thoroughly enjoyed Rick's (Drake1588) visit this morning. Very impressed with his work on MayflowerII....MSW kit. This being his first kit, I can tell you, he is going to be one heck of a fine modeler. Also quite a historian....learned so much during our visit. Thanks Rick....Stay in touch.

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At this scale, wasn't sure how I was going to tackle the tiny ships bell. Not crazy about painting a wood bell.

Came up with this....turned a small brass "phillips head" wood screw using two Dremel tools spinning against each other.

Not too awful bad....I'll take it.

No, there is no "clapper" inside the bell.

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Edwin....cool bell indeed. Little things like that is what makes this crazy hobby fun to me. Next build? For now all I can think of is being another day closer to those dastardly rat lines.... clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch - clove hitch -

Etc.....

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Now working on top mast shrouds using 3.5mm dead eyes....

Thought I might share this handy seizing jig for anyone interested.

Took me about 15 minutes to create this simple jig, using two wire stubs to secure the tiny deadeye on one upright and the second upright with a map pin used as belaying point to secure the two ends of the shroud nice and taunt whilst being perfectly seized.

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