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  3. Looks like you pulled it right out of the picture.
  4. Then I installed the blocks for the rigging of the gaffel. The scheme is, of course, simplified in comparison with the original
  5. Then I made a small detail for fixing the bowsprit
  6. Hi to all! Little progress in those last weekend... At first I continued to "train" in making blocks for Jolie
  7. Thank you Alan. Bought it and is printing as I write. I'll read it first then later I'll start the built after a bit more research. Seems the Erik had an interesting career before she was sunk.. Thanks again. rollie
  8. I've come across a couple of articles that may help. The link below is to a google book page that shows the build of one of Bob's (Shipbuilder) models; The ESQUIMAUX, a steam whaler of Dundee in an edition of Model Shipwright. steam whalers&f=false It won't be around for long as google change the contents regularly. This link is to an updated version that Bob has available on his website for a very small fee. Lovely model Best Alan
  9. Yesterday I installed the sail hanks on one of the sails
  10. Thank you, Jesse! I hope I can use this technology to make blocks for some of my future projects in scale 1/72.
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  12. Continuation Artur
  13. I have never seen such a small working block! How in the world do you do such micro work? Wow! Jesse
  14. Many thanks, Jeff! Yesterday I tried another technology for making blocks. This block has a pulley and its length is 2.5 mm. Perhaps for someone this information will be useful. Now I want to try to make a smaller block using this technology. Also I need to make double and triple blocks.
  15. Continuation Artur
  16. Then I tried to install a couple of these blocks in their places. Unfortunately now I see my mistake in the design of the mast
  17. Hi to everyone! Next small update. I worked on blocks at last weekend's. I made a couple dozen the single blocks.
  18. Jesse, I make the smoke by using cotton balls, usually just cut slivers off of them using scissors, then I tease and fluff the slivers out with my fingers until they look all puffy like drifting smoke. Then I just glue them to the tops of the funnels, and after I get the funnels on the ship inside the bottle, I use a rod or one my homemade tools made from baling wire to re-arrange the smoke so the plumes are angled in the same direction. In Britannic's case, I'm depicting her having the wind blowing across her beam from port to starboard, so the smoke (and the flags) are angled to the right. Sometimes I color the smoke black to represent coal smoke, heavy firing conditions in the boiler rooms, bad fuel/improper firing/clogged up flues, etc., in which case I dye the cotton using a marker or some diluted india ink, or spray paint some pillow/teddy bear type stuffing (usually get that at Walmart along with the cotton balls). The trick is not to put too much smoke on, as it can obscure the ship and all the details. Besides funnel smoke, I use the same methods to make muzzle flashes for the guns of warships in battle, I just use less material. Hope all this helps! Brendan O.
  19. Seeing this reminds me of something I've been thinking about. Could we start a topic (in the proper place) in which different people explain and show in detail how to make the smoke? How did you do it Brendan? Jesse
  20. She's great. I've learned it can be better not to compare my work to others. Absolutely learn from others and try to emulate what I like about others work but, every one is on their own path. If your ship is better then the last then your doing great. Even the greatest modelers are critical of their own work and hope the next will be better. In that way we're all the same.
  21. Thanks Jesse! Im collecting supplies for USS Arizona next.
  22. Do you know the website "folk art in bottles"? Here you can find some plan drawings
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