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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:39 AM

Looking great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:07 PM

Thanks Don - I want to say thanks to you, and a few others, for helping me along. Enjoy the day!

Robert O

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:20 PM

I thought that she looked great when in the white primer. Now, with the colors, she looks REALLY great. 

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:57 PM

Spent time today finishing up the rudder and pintles/gudgeons. Worked on the main cabin - added my cabin door with hinges, scuttle hatch and skylight. I used brass nail heads for my portholes and hit the center of them with a black marker.

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:11 AM

Getting some more work done with the bowsprit. It called for only a Samson post, but I included the platform and bowsprit bits as well. I stained the rails and painted the tops of monkey rail flat white. Also started in on the foc's'le companionway.

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, February 17, 2017 12:37 PM

Slow work but my dories are coming along. I cut and stained floorboards and have started to cut out the seats.

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:23 PM

Finally got a morning to get some work done on the boat. I finally have attached the Samson post/bowsprit bits (painted flat white); the club traveler wire (flat black); the formast fife rail (flat white/rust); the companionway hatch ( flat white/nuetral grey); the galley stack (flat black); and the dories in their cradles (cradles painted flat white/stained). I had a visit from our daughter and our 3 year old grandson. He helped me glue the seats in the dories and dipped my line into 50/50 mix water/white glue for the rope coils. I promoted the little fellow to 1st mate Yes

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:15 PM

Got a little more work done today. I added the the steering box and wheel, along with the grating behind the main cabin. I also added another galley stack to top of the main cabin. The fife rail for main mast is now in place. 

The dories are lashed down to the cradles and have been glued to the deck. Forward scuttle is in place, as well as the grating in front of companionway hatch. Fashioned my windlass and is temporarily sitting in it's place on deck. Next up will be cutting lengths of chain for the anchors.

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:04 PM

I think your project is looking very, very nice indeed. I tip my hat to you and your first mate.Toast

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:25 PM

Thanks so very much, Mike! There's a few things that I need to tweek, like some trim on the steering box. I wish I hadn't glued it in place but. My plans did not include things like the anchor chain box nor do they show the catheads to help hold the anchors to the rails. I'm hoping I can recreate these with my skill level. Our nephew was really interested in the model and he is still talking about helping me with it around his house and school back in California. Yes

Robert O

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:55 PM

Fright, this is really nice work! Inspiring.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:38 PM

Thanks GMorrison! I'm getting off easy with this simple kit compared to other modelers. Your work on the America is outstanding! I'd highly recommend anyone taking a look at your build. Had I not already installed my bulwarks and railings, I would have liked to try planking the deck. I think my next purchase will be an entry level wooden boat of some kind. 

I'm going to try and include the winch engine housing, chain box and a few other deck fixtures that my plans do not show. I'm getting close to starting work on the masts, booms etc. This is where it's going to get interesting! Tongue Tied Thanks so much for taking a look and I'll probably be asking you some questions in the near future. Many thanks so far!

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Monday, March 20, 2017 7:59 PM

I still have a few more items I need to finish on the deck and hull but I have a couple of questions I'm hoping members in here can help me with. It involves the two masts. The original owner drilled two holes for masts into the deck. They appear to be vertical to the deck. So my question is:

1) are the masts vertical to the deck or is there a slight angle towards the stern? If so, does anyone know what that angle is?

2) should the completed masts be glued into place or does the rigging/shrouds hold them in place?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!! 

Robert O

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:01 PM

See this.

http://modelshipbuilder.com/page.php?26

Not only not vertical, but apparently not parallel.

The shrouds don't bend the mast, if I get your meaning.

They grab the wind power and send it down to the hull, which uses that power to drive forward.

The drawings show the set up at rest. Under sail, blowing along at 20 knots, those shrouds are singing like Callas and the mast is moving around in scary ways.

That rig, with sail booms including jibs, makes setting sail on the deck like tucking and rolling through a convoy of UPS trucks.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:03 PM

Getting close to finishing work on deck fittings. I worked on: adding both cross bits next to wheel housing; compass housing placed atop main cabin; added water casts; brass belaying pins to fife rails; motor housing for windlass engine; chain box; hedge anchor ( still needs chain); and both masts ( temporarily in place for fitting).

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:48 PM

Just adding a side view from the photos this week.

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, March 24, 2017 4:46 PM

Started a little work on the masts. Cut out my jaws for the mainsail boom and gaff. I learned a valuable lesson in wood working. It really does matter how one cuts out an object with the grain of the wood. DUH! I had 4 jaws split while trying to cut them before someone suggested that I try a different angle with the grain of the wood. LOL Still had 1 more split but 2 out of 3 beats 4 for NAUGHT anyday!!! LMAO

I also cut out the 4 mast top brace needed with no problem.

Robert O

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 24, 2017 5:00 PM

Oho !

When she sets into the run and water comes into the port or starboard scuppers and she sets for the run you'll know she's well founded . Stand at the helm mentally and imagine the wind through your hair ! Well done , me Bucko !  T.B.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, March 24, 2017 8:57 PM

Beer this brings back memories of sailing with my wife and father-in-law aboard his 33' Yorktown out of L.A. Harbor and out to sea - Catalina bound. Cheers T.B. !!!

Robert O

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:03 AM

fright
should the completed masts be glued into place or does the rigging/shrouds hold them in place?

I think we each develop a personal preference.

In my experience, my mast fittings to the hull are either too tight--and a good friction fit alone--, or too loose--and beyond gluing.

My preference is friction fit.

Either way, final fixing is by way of rigging, which warrants a delicate mix of getting the tensions just right.  Which I find is part of my enjoyment, my experience, of the model.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:54 PM

CapnMac - thanks for your feedback. Seeing how this is my 1st wooden kit and 1st time with rigging, I think I'll be glueing my masts in place.

Slow and steady work. I added the horse atop the bowsprit. While I'm trying to make my davits and pick up chain for my anchors, I thought I'd do some work on the main mast. My plans show only brace and cap. I went and added the braces; added the trestletrees and crosstress; added eyebolts; and placed the caps to hold the top main mast. I need to finish painting that section white and re-stain the top mast.

Robert O

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:29 PM

The Canadian schooner BLUENOSE, lasted from 1921 to 1946, when she was wrecked. Most modelers will make the mistake of adding the modern Maple Leaf flag of Canada. Instead, the old flag of Canada had the British Union Jack on the upper corner next to the flag pole.
Happy modeling     Crackers   Smile

Anthony V. Santos

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:10 PM

Anthony - thanks for posting this to me. I went and looked at the decal sheet and I have the Older version with the British Union Jack in upper left. One less worry. Wink

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:33 PM

Yesterday, I made my 1st really 'big blunder' while working on the main mast and top main mast. I reversed the order of trestles and had top mast 'behind' main mast. Thankfully, someone pointed this out to me and another modeler suggested I use acetone to undo the CA glue used. Worked it last night and early this morning - The acetone really worked and, after pulling everything apart, I was able to reposition everything. Dunce 

Learned a valuable lesson: read and double check one's work. Here's two pics of corrected main mast. Sorry the 2nd one is slightly out of focus.

Robert O

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, April 01, 2017 8:14 PM

My wife makes window treatments and her favorite line is "Measure Twice, Cut Once".

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:13 PM

One of my field superintendants had a sign in the trailer.

"There's never enough time to do it right, but somehow there's always time to do it over".

 

No, we are teasing you. your model is really good. and I'm not even to the topmasts yet on my schooner.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Monday, April 03, 2017 3:22 PM

GMorrisson - you are correct on that saying!  It's also sad that at some point in time, we lose the chance of 'do overs'. Wink

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, April 14, 2017 9:28 AM

While making a jig to make rope coils, I put too much pressure while drilling and...SNAP, the drill bit went through my fingernail and into my index finger. @!*% After I cleaned up, I continued on with my work. The jig came from a post i found in NGR by Hornet down in Australia. Many thanks for your method! Here's a few shots of where I am.

She's come a long ways and getting close to trying my hand at rigging a ship.

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:22 AM

Robert, 

I think what you've done so far is very impressive. Good work!! 

BTW, Are you current with your tetanus shots? Smile

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:26 AM

Mike - thanks and yes...all current with my shots! I'm ten years out with a liver transplant so I have to be very careful with any injuries due to a low immune system caused by my medications. 

 

Robert O

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