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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, April 25, 2022 12:22 AM

started work on the aft section .

 

 

 

 

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, April 25, 2022 9:07 PM

a test dry fit ,

I need some help please , I want to be able to put a slight bend in this piece of decoration , not sure how to go about it , I don't want to break it , it's brass any suggestions guy's .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:25 PM

balconies done , but looking at the pic , not real happy , might have to redo it .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, April 29, 2022 11:27 PM

more decorations , ladders , boats and railings added .

 

 

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:50 AM

Some wonderful work on display here Steve. Fantastic job so far.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:13 PM

thankyou mark , appreciate the comment .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:21 PM

had these left over from another build , they are from dafi's PE set . wasn't game to use them before , they are very frail and tiny .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:14 PM

added some new hinges to the rudder , and chain to the it as well . I think the stern section is about done .m I still have to fix that upper balcony though .

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:18 AM

WOW! Is all that I can say.  The scratch building and detail work that you've done is stunning!

tjs

TJS

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:29 PM

thanks tom really appreciate that . wish they had a like feature here .

 

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:07 AM

You are doing fantastic. Keep up the great work. 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:22 PM

cheers , lurch .

started some rigging , trying to get my fingers use to this again .

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:02 PM

 

got the 5mm deadeyes and chainplates done , ran out of 4mm , still waiting on them to arrive .

 

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:56 PM

started the rigging , burton pendants are on .

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:01 PM

Sweet work, Steve!

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:37 PM

cheers steve .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, May 23, 2022 4:46 PM

started work on the shrouds , here the fore one's are done , decided to use syren thread , as I think for the larger shrouds and stays it look's superior . but of course I don't have enough , so I'm in for another wait .

 

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, May 23, 2022 9:00 PM

Thats looking great. You are doing good. Like all the results.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:47 PM

Hey Steve, again... really nice work. You are on a roll.

Question for you about your process. Are you airbrushing much of the color or hand painting?

Neither here nor there because it looks great. I am just wondering how you go about doing these.

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:09 PM

thanks steve , 

95% of it has been airbrushed mate , a few bits and pieces have been hand done , but that was because I was too lazy to get the airbrush out , I have also done some touch up work here and there , with the brush .

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:15 PM

steve5

thanks steve , 

95% of it has been airbrushed mate , a few bits and pieces have been hand done , but that was because I was too lazy to get the airbrush out , I have also done some touch up work here and there , with the brush .

 

Thanks for advising. Keep up the good work, Mate! 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:02 PM

will do mate . 

got the stays for the foremast and bowspit attached .

 

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:27 PM

That is some super work you are doing on the Shrouds and the standard Rigging. I love it.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 27, 2022 12:54 AM

thanks for that mark .

the fore platform is on .

 

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    January 2021
  • From: SW Florida
Posted by fuzznoggin on Friday, May 27, 2022 6:24 AM

Spectacular Work !! Yes

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 27, 2022 5:12 PM

thanks fuzznoggin , I know the railing was never like this , but I just couldn't help myself .Big Smile

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:23 PM

while I'm waiting for deadeyes and thread to arrive , installed the bowspit yard .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:02 AM

got very lucky , I found some syren thread behind my desk , just enough to do the mizzen mast , now I'm onto the lanteen spar and sail . this is just a dry fit .

 

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:12 PM

silkspan attached to sail making device , { patent pending } glue , water , paint mix applied .

after it has dried

cut to shape

add rope edging

attach to spar

nothing is fixed down yet . have to wait for the main shrouds to go in .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, June 5, 2022 12:43 AM

made a parrel for the lanteen spar , not really sure if it's suppost to go on or not , but I thought they looked cool .

 

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