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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 24, 2022 2:29 PM

Okay!

      What did you use for glazing on the Skyport! That is awesome.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, June 24, 2022 7:17 PM

thanks TB , this is what I used , I suppose it's something like your future , doesn't give a brilliant shine , so I really use it as a sealer coat .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:03 AM

had a go at making a jib traveller .

and installed 

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:28 AM

Amazing and quick work, less then 3 months in and you've already done more than I could in a year - and so much better too! Your knowledge is evident and your ability to recreate it in such detail impressive. Thanks for posting these incredible pictures of your work.

- Joe the SMG

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:06 PM

I agree Joe. This would take me 2 Years to Build. Fabulous Detail work Steve....Cheers Mark

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:16 PM

surfsup

I agree Joe. This would take me 2 Years to Build. Fabulous Detail work Steve....Cheers Mark

 

Ditto. 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, July 8, 2022 10:26 PM

thankyou gentlemen .

sorry I haven't posted much lately , but life just got in the way of my modeling , I also had to wait for some 4mm deadeyes to come from england .

anway I'm back on it , here the top mast shrouds are started  , the burton pendants are on , now for the futtock shrouds ,

 

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 8, 2022 10:39 PM

Great to see you back to the Desk Steve and moving forward. Lovely work as usual.....Cheers Mark

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

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:57 PM

thanks mark .

the fore top mast shrouds , and futtock shrouds are on .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 11, 2022 7:54 AM

Oh Boy!

        Is there going to be any crew? With all you've done, that would be the crowning feat!

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, July 11, 2022 5:46 PM

thanks TB , hopefully , yes I do intend to do some figures on her , I just hope my enthusiasm stays high . Smile

 

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 4:44 AM

steve5

thanks TB , hopefully , yes I do intend to do some figures on her , I just hope my enthusiasm stays high . Smile

 

 

Don't worry Mate. We will keep it high for you as we are thoroughly enjoying the work you are doing.....Cheers mark

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

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:21 AM

that's appreciated mark ,

well all the shrouds are done , the futtock shrouds , as well as the top mast burton pendants .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, July 15, 2022 11:51 PM

prepping the yards .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:24 PM

Hey!

 Glad to hear that, We'll all work to keep you high on this build. It's going so great how could we not?

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:51 PM

Beautiful work, Steve. What a gorgeous build. Yes

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:55 PM

thankyou gentlemen for the nice words .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, July 18, 2022 5:15 PM

got the crows feet done

 

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:02 PM

WOW That is coming along perfectly. You are doing an amazing job. You are truly gifted at doing this.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:37 PM

thankyou lurch , that's nice of you to say so .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:09 AM

I finally got the fore main sail on , couldn't believe what I did . the top pic shows it well , on the yard to the right of centre are the 2 clue blocks , they are on the other side of the sail on the left , had to take the whole *&^&^ thing of and redo it . anyway the yard is on loosely , still tinkering with it .

 

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:13 PM

Don't feel bad.  I did the same thing, but with individually tied robands. 

Next time, just redo the blocks, not the whole sail!

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 8:31 PM

I did try that bob , but it just swung around too much , I forgot to mention that I also had the sail on back to front . Embarrassed

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:12 PM

finally got some more work done .

all the stays and preventer stays are on .

managed to get some more work done . the main fore sail , is in place , all associated lines are held down .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:15 PM

Well!

 I do have to say this. I believe Proffessor Tilley would be all over this in a Positive way. Yessir, I think he would be very impressed! Somehow I think some of him might've rubbed off on you! I think He is watchin ya!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 5:45 PM

thats incredibly nice of you TB , not that i'm in anyway in the great mans class , but he did teach me a lot .

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:25 PM

"I believe Proffessor Tilley would be all over this in a Positive way."

Well said!

 Yes

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 25, 2022 7:26 AM

Hey!

      I Disagree! What you are doing has even left that Mouthy Son of mine speechless! My boy speechless, WOW!! You have certainly helped a lot of folks who wonder what is that supposed to look like.That's the first step in a Sailing Ship Model, Sails or no sails! 

     Proff. Tilley would offer soft criticism coupled with a complete explanation of what's going on here. Your photos are more than clear enough even for the most "Neo" of SailShip Neophytes out there.

     You have done it with pictures and words. Kudos to you!! And thanks for creating a moment of silence or two for me!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, July 25, 2022 5:32 PM

your making me blush TB , your words mean a lot to me mate . and I'm sure your son isn't that bad , but thank him also for the kudos .

this is where I really miss the prof. because I have added extra decks , I have had to move a lot of things around , he would have really helped me , where to belay things to .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:55 PM

the main sail is on , I haven't tied down the clue lines yet , as they would be in the way of the ratlines .

 

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