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Onni last won the day on May 27

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About Onni

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    Chief Officer
  • Birthday 12/20/1952

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

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  1. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    Hi Bruce. I am using a small hobby band saw with fairly fine small teeth to cut the hull in half. The deck I cut later (if I do need to cut it) because sometimes I manage to squeeze them in without the need to cut them. If I cut them,then I try to stagger the cut so that it is not directly over the top of the cut made on the hull.
  2. I think you will get a lot of helpful advice from members here. Welcome Lobo.
  3. Welcome aboard Micky. Onni.
  4. Fantastic work John. What a beautiful model. Onni.
  5. Onni

    HMS Terror

    Yep, took this photo on the 17th May. Okay, its been dumped there by a snow plough but I'm sure Igor in Russia is still building snowmen! 😂
  6. Onni

    HMS Terror

    Fixed the bowsprit in place ,complete with dolphin striker and bobstays and then threaded the jib ropes through the bowsprit using the cotton loops that I had made earlier (first picture).Glued the jib sails in place and after everything was dry cut off any excess threads and she's done! Turks head knot on the end of the bottle completes the look. Had to photograph her in the last little bit of snow that was left remaining in May!⛄
  7. Onni

    HMS Terror

    Before I permanently fix the foremast in place, I position lifeboat davits on the port side complete with hanging lifeboat and add some more deck features. Next will be fixing the jib. The advantage for me in adding each mast separately is you don't have to deal with a vast amount of tangled threads as one usually has with the traditional folding masts. Not saying this is a better way of doing them but it works alright for me. Most of my earlier ships I built with folding masts,copied from 'Sailing in Glass' and Jack Needham's book but found the hulls were a bit on the small side ,so I began experimenting with split hulls and individual masts too allow bigger vessels. Still learning though ..... use a lot of styrene in builds nowadays because it is so versatile and easy to cut and use instead of thin wood veneers.
  8. Onni

    HMS Terror

    Main mast goes in.Because this is a bigger bottle than I originally intended to use,she looks a bit on the small size but it would of entailed an almost complete rebuild or at least reworking the masts to be higher. At least there is good space to work inside the bottle and I can fill out the empty ice pack with tents/huts/stores etc..
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