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Onni last won the day on September 10

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About Onni

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    Third Officer
  • Birthday 12/20/1952

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    Lovisa, Finland
  • Interests
    SIB,modelling,woodworking.Exploring the countryside.

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  1. Well done Artur and congratulations! There are some beautiful models there on display.
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    Lydia Eva Steam Drifter

    Beautiful work Alan and congratulations on winning first place. You have made a real work of art. Top marks!
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    HMS Gannet

    Thanks Chasseur.I have a fascination of ships in the transitional stage of sail to steam and I look forward to seeing more of HMS Wivern that is from that era. Made this model of HMS Inflexible in 2013.It's in a very narrow, slightly tinted antique bottle. I chose to do a full hull model to do her justice. Quite happy how she turned out although the rigging could of been tighter.
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    HMS Gannet

    Had to cut up the forecastle and poop deck to be able to get them through the bottle neck and also try to make them a bit more solid for e.g. railings,rigging and other items.Beginning to look like a jigsaw puzzle.
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    HMS Gannet

    Tried a few different ideas for the rolled up sails and in the end just laid several layers of white glue on the spars and painted them.Simple solution and quick and easy.Looks less top heavy anyway.
  6. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    After spending hours rolling thin linen and tying them with cotton on to the spars to imitate furled sails,decided that it didn't look good and discarded them.Another 20 minutes to unpick them...duh!
  7. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    but then other times they do go better...My original sea looked pretty bland but with a bit of acrylic paints, big improvement­čśé
  8. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    Sometimes things just don't seem to go right...
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    HMS Gannet

    Made some cowl ventilators using two different diameters of white styrene tubing.Enlarged the ends using a woodburning iron and then cut them off, and glued back on at an angle. Still have to paint them.
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    HMS Gannet

    Some of the armament that I may use; Nordenfelt machine guns on fo'c'sle,64pdr muzzle loaders on main deck and two Armstrong guns on the poop deck. A lot of the items I may or may not use as a full deck can look a bit cluttered . Added the hammock netting which is on the top of the bulwarks (indicated by the badly drawn arrow!)
  11. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    Shrouds look a little bit better....
  12. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    My nemesis; modelling ladders...
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    Wow Artur,that's amazing!
  14. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    'Getting the Bird' (three to be precise) Not happy with the scale so reduced to a smaller size. Wife says that I am too fussy which is true. Made some furniture for the Captains cabin even it can be seen only through a tiny hatch or porthole but I know its there. Comprises of a table and chair (forgot to take a photo of the chair) chaise longue, stove and captains cot with wash basin and draws underneath. Painted some of the masts and spars etc using yellow ochre colour.I will clear coat them with a varnish spray when the paint dries. Next will be muzzle loading guns and other armament .
  15. Nice work. I think I have to call you the gadget man ­čśÇ