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James w rogers

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  1. That looks great! Nice job with the flag as well.😎
  2. Welcome aboard shipmate! 😎
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  5. Glad the sites back up and running, that felt like someone had nicked my sweets! I'd be lost now without it! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Happy days are here again! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  6. Welcome aboard shipmate, you've definitely joined a superb bunch! 😁
  7. Sea is Finally dry enough to cast off! Very fiddly but half way there.
  8. Bottle painted and acrylic decorators caulking pumped in with a skeleton gun. i put a length of stiff clear plastic tube on end of the nozzle which allows me to direct the flow straight onto the bottom of the bottle, then whilst still wet I push it down with a slightly wet metal spatula and smear it around a bit to get desired effect. Once it has skinned over I will paint another coat of acrylic paint over the surface to replicate the surface of the sea before setting the hull into it while it is still soft. That’s the plan for now anyway!πŸ€”
  9. Back to it after a bit of a break, (after trying to fathom out whatever posessed me to make it so small and fiddly!) πŸ˜‚ it's time to 'try' and rig it. Off to a slow start, but it's a start nonetheless! πŸ˜‚
  10. Ahoy shipmate! Nice work! Welcome aboard. πŸ˜€
  11. I'd just like to say a very Happy Christmas to all my fellow shipwrights on here, and say thanks for all the help and advice and kind words from you all over the last year. And happy building for the new year!
  12. Very nice! That looks great, well worth the time and effort. Love the deck planking and the sails look great. And it has a great history! πŸ˜ƒ
  13. Wow! Talk about having great trust in your safety harness just standing hanging forward for balance! Must be a great feeling that high up, if you don't mind heights of course! πŸ˜ƒ
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Thanks for that! It’s been driving me mad trying to work it out!πŸ‘πŸ‘
  17. 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˜‚
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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