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Cheers and thank you all for the feedback! More impressive than the models were of course the personalities behind - meeting plenty of the builders in person for the first time, after having been corresponding already for ages with them.

 

@mtaylor

 

If you need any help, please feel free to contact me :-)

 

 

Cheers, Daniel

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No, this is no broadside ...

 

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... nor fire alarm ...

 

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... only ...

 

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... one of the easiest ways to prevent things falling inside of the ship. Cheap, easily placed, easily taken out without danger for paint or flimsy details :-)

 

Cheers, Daniel

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... only wanted to do a cast from the figure head ...

 

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... but after taking down the form, I was wondering about the itzy-bitzy-teeny-weeny letters in the casting form ...

 

...

 

 

...

 

... grrrrrrr...

 

XXXDAn

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Arghhh ... ouch ... take a break an make my hooks and else instead ;)

 

cheers,

Dirk

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Hi Daniel

 

It looks like you had a great time being able to see first time all of those great ships in the same place, you make me very envious, but I do thank you very much for sharing with the rest of the MSW Members who could not attend.             ENJOY.

 

Regards   Lawrence

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Thank you all :-)

 

@Dubz

The hooks next generation are already on the way, rest is in preparation :-)

 

Cheers, DAniel

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I wouldn't hit the like button on that with a ten foot pole!  sorry to see that Daniel........if anything came from that,  it show us how little glue you used on them {shrug}.  it does peak my interest as to why your doing the casting........resin parts perhaps?  ;)  :)

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That casting was not planned ...

 

The letters where just fixed with clear varnish, that allows good positioning and leaves almost no trace. 

 

As I still opt for the 1920 Vic, I thought it could save me some work, as the figure head was already heavily overworked compared to oob.

 

Cheers, Daniel

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Hi Daniel

 

W ell it sure looks like you have a fine supply of tea now four your office, just curious how do you like the new taste,                                                     ENJOY> 

 

Regards   Lawrence

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Thank you Aussie, very appreciated :-)

 

Hy Lawrence, it is a berry flavor, good for working!

 

Aye Mark, finally one that understands, I think I should change the code book in the office - perhaps the official book of the Cat of nine Tails would work better.

 

XXXDAn

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Some seek understanding.  Some seek illumination.  I seek the Holy Grail:

 

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?

Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?

Sir Lancelot: Blue.

Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.

Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.

Sir Robin: That's easy.

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?

Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is the capital of Assyria?

[pause]

Sir Robin: I don't know that.

[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]

Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.

Bridgekeeper: Stop. What... is your name?

Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

Galahad: I seek the Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?

Galahad: Blue. No, yel...

[he is also thrown over the edge]

Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.

Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What... is your name?

King Arthur: It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.

[he is thrown over]

Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.

Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?

King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.

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Good question... I saw it in the theater when it came out and repeated endlessly on PBS here in the States. 

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Hi Daniel, I found your build log and have read every post religiously. Most impressed with your build. Your imagination and techniques are unbelieveable.  I am interested in obtaining a set of your photo etched parts for my own build. I live in the U.S. and wondered how to go about it. I have tried to contact you through your site but to no avail. If you could let me know how to proceed I would appreciate it. Keep up the good work.

 

Thanks, Dennis

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Hello Dennis,

 

thank you for your kind words.

 

Sorry to hear that your contact did not work, strange but here is the address: webshop@dafinismus.de

 

And yes, it would be a pleasure to provide you with parts :-)

 

I also send you a PM.

 

Cheers and thanks, Daniel

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Hi Daniel

 

Just checking in to see if you had any new up dates, but alas it looks like I am just a bit to early,                                                                           ENJOY.

 

  • Regards   Lawrence

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Finally - finally - finally!!!

 

Looks like you sensed the force growing Lawrence, I really found time for my sweety :-)

 

First some hanging trials for the anchor ...

 

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... just to realised that it is the point and not the fluke resting in the shoe.

 

Then finally some rigging :-) 

 

*enjoy*

 

Prepared some deadeyes this time not using toothpicks but using thin battens from the draw plate ... 

 

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... drilled and painted. Tried something new for the rigging procedure ...

 

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... a round stick with the external diameter of the deadeye with a slot ...

 

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... 4 times round and secured, taking down the ring ...

 

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... and forced over the deadeye.

 

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Then prepared a new template ...

 

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... stuck the deadeye into the hole and clamped it ...

 

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... and made the two seizings.

 

And what for ?!? Simply for that the last shroud does look good beside topgallant backstay, shifting backstay and royal backstay :-)

 

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And this is how it looks ...

 

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Cheers, Daniel

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