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James w rogers

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  1. How about copper wire for the oars, cut to length and tap the ends flat with a hammer, filed round on the ends and painted. You'd have to fit them one at a time though, but they should stand up to the abuse of pushing the ends down into the sea. 😁
  2. So that was very fiddly, but turned out not too bad, all lines now cut and free of the jig. 😁
  3. That's looking really great! I love viking boats. 😎
  4. So the crew decided that the shrouds looked a bit bare and insisted that I install the ratlines after all, so after a lot of faffing about (and a bit of blue language) I decided to have a go. They are tediously small so I come up with a plan that seems to be working really well! So far, hopefully πŸ˜‚
  5. Yes I see that, I tried a couple of synthetic ones as an experiment, and find they also kink when bending too much and dont straighten back out! Will definatley try some hair ones another time as I've already made the yards out of thinned down cocktail sticks. I'm also going to try some broom bristles as they are also a good size. 😁
  6. Thanks Daniel, I'll give that a try. 😁 Your post on mini sibs is what inspired me to give this a try! 😎
  7. I had a word with the crew and they said no to ratlines. phew! πŸ˜‚
  8. Decided to try my hand at a miniature sib, oh what have I let myself in for! It's definatley fun but very fiddly. Starting to realise the fact that I also need some miniature tools as well! πŸ˜‚
  9. Amazing detail! And a superb planking job, looks very realistic, very nice. 😁
  10. Looks amazing! Excellent job. 😁 The roped stand is a touch of class!
  11. Thanks onni, it’s nearly there! Going to have to split it in 2 and then make the next deck levels separate as it’s now too large for the bottle neck.😁
  12. This zebec is the most challenging hull shape to shape that I’ve done so far, struggling to get it to look right at the moment because of the waterline, if I carve much more off I think I might have to start again!
  13. Thanks Bruce, glad to be of service! πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, many thanks for taking the time and effort to share this amazing tool, that's a great set of pictures and instructions and it's really appreciated, I will definatley be making one of these! Thanks once again, hope to be able to return the favour one day, James. 😎
  14. Nice job! That deck looks great! 😎
  15. That looks great Bruce! Thanks for showing that, will definitely have to rip it off now! Lol.πŸ˜‚
  16. Enjoyed doing the la Madonna del Rosario so much I’ve decided to build the ship from one of the other set of four stamps. Just test fitting in the bottle to decide how big to make it, should be a fun build and has a bit more detail. Might not include the oars though, will have to see.
  17. Great tips! Definitely going to try some out, thanks. boats looking really good, I like it a lot, looking forward to see it in. Also just noticed your tool with the crocodile clip on the end, genius! Think I’m gonna have to steal that idea and make one myself! Of course, with your permission! Just in case you’ve got a patent pending?πŸ˜‚
  18. Can't wait to see the mini clipper, really love these tiny ships! 😎
  19. Looks great, nicely done, well saved and great idea with the sea! I cut the mast tops on one of mine and regretted it ever since, doesn't look quite right. 😁
  20. That's OK onni! Put anything you like on there, I will just take all the credit! πŸ˜‚ Your build is, looking great, love the deck, very nicely done also a great looking bottle, very nice shape! 😎
  21. Thanks onni, very much appreciated! πŸ˜‰
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