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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 2:54 PM

What the actual frikkity frick!!!!!
I mean....I make pretty good models...but THAT thing...is AWESOME
What blows me away is the utter MYRIAD of techniques needed to create your masterpiece...and the technical terms your'e using....I have to look them up!
What an amazing depth of knowledge needed to understand the complexity of an actual fighting sailing ship!!
I'm EXTREMELY impressed - especially seeing the hull before, and then AFTER you'd painted it! Outstanding!
Well done, mate....thanks for the pics!!!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 5:35 PM

Thankyou my friend , comments like that make a blokes day .

as a matter of interest , what sort of models are you into , lee .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:52 AM

got the lower starboard side ratlines on .

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:53 AM

Hmmm;

  Nice job. Did you use a thimble to protect your finger?

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:14 PM

Hey Steve, beautiful work mate. It is coming together nicely. I think this is your best build yet! Yes YesYes

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:03 AM

hey TB , I didn't use a needle , I tied them on .

cheers steve .

finally got all the stays and backstays on 

and then old 10 thumbs steve , appeared , turned the model around and it hit my hand , bam , off came the rudder , for crying out loud .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:11 PM

back together , it's not perfect , but still together .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 12:03 AM

got the fore top yard and sail on , as well as the mock up for the flying jib .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 7, 2022 7:51 AM

Steve5!

      You just proved something I have tried to explain to friends at the Museum. Just when you think you are making good progress, something happens to de-rail your timing. Well, you recovered nicely, And she still looks good to me. Plus, I am sure you are still in recovery from tying all those knots.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:19 PM

Steve, you are inspiring me to build a ship. I still want to build the Mayflower. The Mayflower story inspires me, and that is just what I need to get through a build like that. I didn't finish my last one; what a painful and muddled journey that was. But, it was not so for a lack of people trying to help me. I think that as a modeler I was not ready for it. When I do start that again, it will be a complete do-over and a larger scale kit. We shall see. Maybe my next build.

Whatever happened to the Mayflower you started? You finish it? Shelve it? I don't remember seeing an outcome.

Great work, Steve.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 7:17 PM

aint it the truth TB , it never fails , as for the knots , it gets easier after the first 1,000 Stick out tongue

steve , I'm not sure mate ,I can't see it around here , when my wife passed away , I think I had a bit of depression , as I threw a lot of stuff away , probably what happened to it . it would be great to see you do another ship , that would be something to look forward to .

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:42 PM

That is understandable, Steve. I'd probably do the same thing.

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 3:16 AM

if not already Steve she is going to be a stunner. Incredible work Mate.....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 Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:40 PM

cheers mark , well i got the main topsail and yard on , all the other sails will be furled .

 

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, August 12, 2022 11:53 PM

thought I had better mount it , to it's board .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, August 15, 2022 10:44 PM

 

well all the top mast sails are now on . on to the top gallant sails .

 I just noticed something , I forgot to do the top mast ratlines , boy are they going to be fun to do now .

 

 

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 25, 2022 8:39 PM

this was a nightmare to do . hope I never have to do it again .

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 26, 2022 8:20 AM

Man oh man, Steve. That is tedious and skillful work. Nice work, Mate.

Yes

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 26, 2022 3:39 PM

Hi;

    That's a god looking job! Might I ask one question though? What color is your running rigging thread? It looks white in the photos, instead of that yellowy-tan manila Hemp look!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, August 26, 2022 10:45 PM

thanks steve mate , I almost gave it away doing the rat lines like that . 

TB - yeah I know now that the lines are the wrong colour , sorry about that mate , but it's too late to change it now I'm afraid .

 

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:29 AM

Love the furled sails! Balloons

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 27, 2022 4:14 PM

No, No, No!

 I am not critiscising! I was just wondering cause I finished a client model a month ago(Finishing the last of the client stuff) I used a thread color called Foam Tan(from their Coffee Colors), and I thought you had too. Because in the hard photos I sent to them, it all looks white! The thread certainly can fool you on the spool.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, August 27, 2022 4:48 PM

I know you weren't criticising mate , it's just that l found out too late , what colour it should have been . I've learnt too much off of you , to criticise you my friend .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 28, 2022 8:22 AM

Hey Steve5;

    I was doing the "Flying Cloud" two years ago. 100% scratch for a Client in Baltimore. Went to the store to stock up on thread.The well known thread company , Coates and Clarke(They also were famous for Zippers!) Changes the names of their whole line of thread and bumped over twenty four new colors into the color wheel. Tan, became Mauve, and so on. So I had to buy their old style White Cotton thread and tint it in cold undrinkably strong coffee!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 5:27 PM

it's never easy is it TB , 

well I just bought a new computer , what a nightmare , I will have to take lessons to learn how to use it , windows 11 . took me 2 days to learn how to post pics . 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 5:43 PM

Aw Man!

     She's so gorgeous! you have got the touch. Keep on Keeping on. You must have a Fair Wind and Following Seas when you pick up your tools.  It shows! To finish out, here's a trick to take the Wrinkles out of the sails. Spritz it with the Steam iron just once! That will also help tighten any loose lines! Then Set back and hoist another! mate!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:00 PM

thankyou TB , I will give that a try today .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:12 AM

Hey!

      As to that Steam. Now here's a little note, I don't think Dr.Tilley passed along, But both of us knew it!. When You mount sails, No matter the method of Hemming or Edgeing them, they must be soft to hang right. You can spritz with a wee bit of very thinned starch and use a hair dryer to shape them Naturally. This usually requires a slight lean on the stand and LOTS of crew Figures.

       There-fore having the sails mounted they can hang fairly straight and somewhat flat. With a small Billow here and there! Unless they're furlled. Then you want the furling heavier in the middle and smaller toward the Yard tips. Also, If you don't mind my advice. Stack Paper Towels on the ship between the masts and then give all the sails a Spritz of strong Black coffee. They are too white for canvas. Then Sir, To the Museum She goes! If you wish, Message me, and I will share my knowledge with you off the forum. There's a lot.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 2, 2022 11:59 PM

I would love to PM you TB , but it isn't working , like a lot of things on this site , I don't know if the pic's are not coming up right , but in real life , I have coloured them with some watered down brown wood glue . they really aren't that white . but I'll to any advice you have to give me mate .

I think I have finished with the sails , still lots to do though .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 3, 2022 8:17 AM

Hi Steve Five!

 Listen, I don't know what's going on with messaging. here's my E-Mail----gjgeracci846@gmail.com Use it and we can talk more. If you do that I will share my Phone# with you then! Make sure to clearly Identify yourself so's I won't refuse the call! P.S. I like how you seem to keep a cleaner Bench than I. Mine looks like an 8.8 Tremor went through the area.   Just can't seem to get it straight!

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