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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:03 AM

as for me i'm going to have a bit of a break , it's finally starting to warm up here , so some gardening is in order , besides I was getting a bit frayed around the edges ,

Hey Steve, from your friend accross the pond, yeah, get out there and enjoy the weather! 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:33 PM

Thanks omni , that's nice of you to say so .

Cheers mark

 

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:28 PM

This is absolutely spectacular. I love ship models, but lack the time and patience (especially the patience) to attempt such a thing. So I have serious respect for anyone who can work at something so intricate for so long. Love it.

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:08 PM

She is turning into a real stunner Steve. Love it.....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, September 21, 2022 8:06 PM

TB - thanks mate , and thanks for your contributions to the build , they really were appreciated .

steve - good on ya mate , I would love to see you do something like this , you would kill it . as for me i'm going to have a bit of a break , it's finally starting to warm up here , so some gardening is in order , besides I was getting a bit frayed around the edges , Wink

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:50 PM

Hey Steve, your work continues to make me smile. Someday I will attempt to build such a thing. Keep up the good work, Mate.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:12 PM

Steve!

 

     You know I had asked you about the painting of the Bottom. I liked your answer. Now you can understand Why I never painted any of my R.C./12 meter yachts! Redwood, Mahogany and Ash were just to pretty to cover up. Plus the few I built with Skived RED OAK. How did I get these? Well, at my Marina we had long term Storage. When a customer didn't choose to pay any more and it would cost more to make the vessel seaworthy we salvaged them out. These were usually 35 to 40 foot Motor Cruisers, only two exceeded 50 ft.

     I would opt for the Visible large cabin side panels and Various planks with the least amount of paint on them. Seat bases from the cockpit etc. Sand the paint off. Then a friend would run them through his Mill taking 1/8" slices and thinning them down to 1/16, 1/32 and1/64 in thickness, bundle and send them to me. They would also be cut down to a manageable length of four ft.in length. In the case of a "Hunter " and a few others those planks would've been 20 feet long!

 We sold a lot of the wood to restorers and engine restorer/rebuilders!, This included all the useables including Fittings, Port glass/Window Glass etc. As Is/Where Is.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:03 PM

Thanks Michael , have you been doing anything lately. ?

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:02 AM

A real beauty she is Steve, love the creativity mateYes

Cheers,

Michael D.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 19, 2022 7:42 AM

RAM BAM RAMMA LAMA DING DONG!!!!!!

        That Sir has got to be the pride of the fleet it is flagship for. The Figures make it Jump with life. Excellent work!!

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:09 PM

thanks anthony , I might look at that down the track a bit .

cheers TB , it does make a difference . thanks also for your comments through the build .

at the moment I'm calling this bad boy done ,

a little privacy please .

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 18, 2022 7:50 AM

Hey!

        We'll live with it! It's still going to bring the model to life !!

  • Member since
    December 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Saturday, September 17, 2022 11:00 PM

If you are creative, you can create marines with knife, file and putty. First fine the accurate uniforms for that era

Happy modeling   Crackers.

Anthony V. Santos

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:41 PM

sorry , no for the marines , just can't find them anywhere .

I read your other post too late TB , I have already painted 50 or so figures , I just don't have it in me to change them , funny though I did 6 officers like you said .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 17, 2022 8:09 AM

Question?

        Are you going to have H.M.A. Marines on board?

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:51 AM

Just Remember!

        White Duck trousers and Dark Blue or deep Red Jumpers for the ordinaries! They would've kept the Nasty salt worn clothing, lacking in color for out at sea. Nobody to see how poorly they were dressed then, working around all that tarred rigging. Hence the Term "Jack Tars". If the weather was mild many worked Bare Top! Longer hair Braided or Tied Back, Pony Tail style and Tucked under!

       Some even went Barefoot. It wasn't easy working on a yard with a sail when your feet might slip, Therefore Barefoot! The actual seamens shoe back then was very similar to what women and girls wore in the fifties informally, A flat shoe, Soft and easy to slip on and off! Usually Black or Brown. Some grey from salt exposure!

       A working Knife and Marlin spike were carried within sheaths secured around the waist with some type of Very flexible belt or line. Mode of dress was also dictated by either the Captain(If he was a stickler to rules,) or the Bos'n(Boatswains Mate). The Bos'n was the penultimate Deck Boss, then the Middies( MidShipmen) answered to Him and the Officers!

       One of the things to build skill among the crew was a contest to the "TOP generally as fast as you could, Do not use the "Lubber" holes in the Mast platforms and go as high to the Top as you could(Don't look down). To those who are following this, Lubber holes are the access holes for rigging and crew close to the mast. As the bracing for the next level up, goes to the edge then back under the platform to the mast. The idea was to go this way and not up through the Holes I have already mentioned.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 16, 2022 5:30 PM

I believe you could be right lurch

TB , if you mean the crew , i have just started to paint them up , this could take a while too .

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Friday, September 16, 2022 8:56 AM

TB I am beginning to think you have sailed once or twice on one of these ships. 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, September 16, 2022 8:09 AM

OOOOH BOY!

         Now, that is scrumptious! No, not to eat silly! These photos tell a story. What? Well, a sailing ship was no place for Lubbers! Care had to be taken just to walk around the decks. And BOY have you Nailed it. The attention to detail is incredible. BUT, you forgot something very important. Even if everyone had gone ashore, there would still be an anchor watch aboard, Where are they hiding?

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 16, 2022 12:14 AM

your right TB , never could spell ,

got some more hanks on , apart from the crew and a few repairs it's just about done .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:33 AM

Ahem!

 

   I do believe you mean Davit! I will say one thing here. I always wondered how they would board it. Finally figured it out watching our guys back in the 60s climbing the boat boom to get the Captain's gig!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 12:26 AM

well i got the billboards done , I also added a david to the stern of the ship .

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:22 AM

Glad you liked that steve.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:33 AM

Aha!

      You got it! See! no one knew that the term for a highway sign has a Nautical Origin!

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:17 AM

I think this is what you are talking about TB , the billboards .

 

the only trouble is , their is supposed to be a board from the top of the above , up to the chain plates , which i forgot to do , thanks for reminding me .

cut and ready for paint . 

thanks lurch got a laugh out of that mate .

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 6:29 PM

That is fantastic Steve. I am waiting to hear that phrase yell out "hoist the main sail" thats the only thing missing . A captain yelling it.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 7:07 AM

Well!

      Yaa done went and did it! You put something on the ship like that no one has seen before! I bet, you don't even know what i am refering too. I will give you a clue. What is the name of an article of construction used to protect the hull from Anchor Damage?

     It's visible in the second to last Picture! Most folks eyes will not even notice .It's NEVER been included in Plastic kits! Doggone it, You have surpassed my expectations for this. What an awesome Build for sure! If I was "Down Under" With ya we'd go to my favorite pub and I would lift a Pint to ya!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, September 5, 2022 10:40 PM

and the port side .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, September 5, 2022 5:19 PM

thankyou TB , between you , michaelD , mike1943 , baxter ,and the rest of this forum , some stuff has stuck , the sloop might have to wait awhile , as I said in my email , I have some pretty interesting stuff coming .

 

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