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James w rogers

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  1. James w rogers

    Our first Bottled Shipwright Journal

    Yes, well done, a great read and learnt a lot from it aswell! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ Nice to put some names and faces to people, nice personal touch. Can't wait to see the next one nowπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ, great to see the little girl doing well.
  2. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Lateen sails made, to say it was a bit fiddly would be an understatement. I ended up putting two flats on the yards to enable me to glue them together and stop them rolling apart, then put some cotton binding round with a little dab of superglue, then tacked the sails in place with glue and sewed them on.
  3. James w rogers

    Working out scale.

    Thanks for that! It’s been driving me mad trying to work it out!πŸ‘πŸ‘
  4. Hi guys, I need some advice on working out the scale size of my la nina build. If I have a length of 47 mm and the real ship is 15m would I be right to say 15000 Γ·47 = 319 1:319? Or just 1:300? Thanks for humouring me, maths was never my greatest subject! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
  5. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Decided to paint it with acrylic so it wouldn't be too glossy and mask the grain of the wood too much. Had used gloss enamel on it previously but it didn't look right so stripped it off. Now I need to rig it!
  6. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Time to make the deck fixtures and fittings. Turned a cocktail stick in my rotary tool to make the cargo barrels and deck hatch out of some thin cardboard.
  7. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    A few more bits added to outside of Hull, not sure on correct terminology of the vertical bits? πŸ˜‚ Just need a bit of fine shaping once dry.
  8. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Made from used emery cloth set hard with super glue.
  9. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Slow progress, but still progress. Painting some base coat on some of the tiniest bits with a cocktail stick as can’t get a brush on them without hitting the adjacent parts, hopefully I’ve done myself a favour but we shall see!πŸ€”
  10. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Cool, that looks like just the thing I need! Thanks.
  11. James w rogers

    Pilot cutter Jolie Brise in a bottle - Scale 1/240

    That looks so good! How long do you get to work with the resin?
  12. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Rails glued in place, just need a bit of shaping when dry.
  13. James w rogers

    Jeff bs build #3.

    I really like sloops, there my favourite, good luck with the build, can't wait to see more! πŸ‘
  14. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Been having a bit of trouble with small parts being so fiddly, so to make the bulwarks and rails I smeared some pritt stick glue, which is a child friendly water based product, onto some shiny card, then placed all the bulwarks onto it. This enabled me to be able to glue the rails onto them a lot easier. Wait until parts have dried then peel off of the card, voila! Just need a final trim before gluing to the Hull. 😁
  15. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Found this emery sanding mesh, great for making ladders etc. My plumber uses it. I used a worn down piece and set it hard with glue.