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  1. This is my secret weapon when it comes to knots. I dont worry about trying to tie too small. I cut plenty of line and tie the knot then pull it down tight. It leaves long ends and thats where the cuticle clipper comes in. Since it has a flat edge that clips by pinching rather than scissoring I can get right up on the knot and clip off the extra line. So I tie with plenty of line put a dab of glue down to secure the knot and then clip off the excess. Also Jeff is correct using the right type of knot is also very helpful.
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  2. Here it is, our latest journal, Chass The Bottled Shipwright 2020.pdf
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  3. Its been 3 months since the mould problem, and luckily it hasnt returned, made sure to glue the cork in aswell. Thanks to all who contributed the great advise, it really helped! šŸ˜
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  5. Another really great source here, still you tube, but search "suture tying or suture techniques". There are a lot of physicians that can do magic in terms of tying knots in small places. They have perfected techniques that may be quite useful.
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  7. Jeff B

    A "ridiculous" new question

    YouTube is a great resource. I thought about what knots I use. -cow hitch and reef knot to attach yards to masts. -Clove hitch at end of yards. -Square knot a lot. -and Figure 8 loop for masts pulls at the cross trees. Attaching a pic of a cow hitch around a yard. (Thanks to D. Siemens)
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  8. Clipper. 3rd attempt. Previous 2 broke in the neck. Iā€™m using the hinge method. 3rd times a charm. Lessons learned.
    1 point
  9. IOAN

    Mayflower

    A true work of art! šŸ‘
    1 point
  10. DSiemens

    Mayflower

    Such a beautiful ship. You've done a great job so far.
    1 point
  11. JesseLee

    Mayflower

    I really love how detailed this model looks! Jesse
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  12. exwafoo

    Mayflower

    Hi. Donald, Nice work. Its looking good. Unfortunately, macro photography will show up everything. Looking forward to seeing it in the bottle. Alan
    1 point
  13. Donald

    Mayflower

    I am going to take some advice here and make a control line to pull the the chain-wales into position. Thank you gentlemen.
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  14. Donald

    Mayflower

    Working on the bow a bit, the sprit still needs gammoning.. The old bow was not planned out well where it slides apart at the hull split, so re-worked that. I spent way too much time making anchors and I believe they are still a bit too big for the scale. I am going to try and trim them down a little, but at the same time I don't want to lose my sanity so I may let them pass if they are close. I fine tuned my rigging a bit more. I'm still trying to think ahead and make things as easy as possible to rig up, once it's in the bottle. Sails are coming soon here. I made a test sail out of good
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  15. Donald

    Mayflower

    While I am not going to stress about being 100% accurate with the dimensions and rigging of the real ship, I would like there to be a reasonable likeness. Little things like painting the gun port lid, below the waterline white, and adding a British rudder pendant. When I think it looks pretty good and then I take a close up picture, it looks horrible with all her flaws highlighted. I suppose it's good that your eye doesn't pick up most of those flaws once in the bottle but I feel like my work is rather sloppy. Something to work on.
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  16. Donald

    Mayflower

    Worked the stern and rudder a bit more. Since the hull is split, and the deck is split I had to hide where they slide together, hopefully it looks convincing.
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  17. JesseLee

    Mayflower

    Wow, that looks very nice! Has the look and detail of a much larger model.
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  18. Donald

    Mayflower

    I am feeling pretty good about the odd rigging, still fine tuning that. I am beginning the stern and rudder today.
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  19. Donald

    Mayflower

    Making some progress. I have been agonizing over how to rig this, and I am going to try something a bit different for me. I have a SIB built by Jonny Reinhert and the way he rigged this ship is unique. It appears as though he made several "loops" (arrows point to them in pics) of thread rigging that, once in the bottle he would manipulate onto a post or mast end, instead of utilizing a lot of thread through the mouth of the bottle. The channels and blocks appear to be pinned to the side of the hull. I am shamelessly going to try and copy his method. I don't want to be too optimistic but I fee
    1 point
  20. Onni

    Mayflower

    I see that you have done a bit more detail work on the octopus stand;it looks fantastic! Mayflower doesn't look too bad either (looks great). Well done.
    1 point
  21. Donald

    Mayflower

    Thank you for the info. on EASIB, I joined and love the publications etc. and facebook page. I question whether things will be back to normal this upcoming summer, but in any case I am going to hop the big pond and attend the next convention whenever that may be. Looking forward to meeting you folks as well. - Don
    1 point
  22. James w rogers

    1st miniature sib

    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 šŸ˜‚
    1 point
  23. Hi all: Yesterday I was going through the nautical section of my library at home and I came across this book that a friend had gifted me many years ago. Hadn't look at it for years. It's a real treasure in it's eclectic relevance within the time frame it was published, (1928). For whatever reason I decided to thumb through it for a bit and I was really struck by the first two paragraphs of the PREFACE. I thought I'd share this as it is so perfect in my minds eye about how we are and do. Enjoy the words of someone who loved the art of modeling long before we fell for it in our particu
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  24. Shipbuilder

    Flop!

    I have been so overwhelmed with orders, I had to stop taking them! Anything I build these days, sells immediately! My latest book -
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