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DSiemens last won the day on September 23

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  1. Haha. Thats a good one. Yeah its been a rough year in tax work here. The goverment keeps changing the rules and giving us more work.
  2. The way I did the back stays on the Scavenger is that they were glued down after the mast was in place. It would work with a forward folding mast. It's up to you on though. Nothing wrong with keeping it as the instructions laid out.
  3. I just did an update and it did change a little. Not sure I'm happy with it. I need to spend some time messing with it but I'm also right at the end of tax season at work. I'll see if I can't get it straitened out.
  4. I was wondering how they would do the rigging if the masts are snapped in. Leaving off the back stays does simplify it enough for how they have it set up. I agree I think you could add them and still snap in the masts. I did something very similar with my build of the Scavenger.
  5. Glad you found the sloop useful. Great work so far. It doesn't even have masts and sails yet and I look at it and think yup, thats the Bluenose. You got the lines perfect.
  6. I actually attach a 6lb fishing line. I got those cheapo fishing rods that fold down so they look like pens. Then I can carry everything in pretty easy. It sails out and when I decide I need to change tack I give the line a pull. When I'm done I real the whole thing back in.
  7. I decided to go further and lengthened the mast and boom. This configuration has done really well.
  8. So then I made this version of the sails. It did a bit better. The jib seemed to not work so I spun a lot of circles. Looked great though.
  9. I then gave the little boat a shot. She did pretty good. The pond had a bit of a current and I found the little sails weren't quiet enough to over come it. The pond also sits down in kind of a bowl so the wind is scarce and being,over a mile above sea level the air is pretty thin. I needed a new set of sails.
  10. I figure this boat is sort of a miniature so I'll post it here. This has been my latest project. While not a my ussual ship in bottle builds this has been a lot of fun. On a Facebook group I saw some one post a pond yacht. Ive been eyeing pond yachts for some time and mentioned it. He told me the best way to get in is find an old Star yacht amd restore it. So I went on EBay and found one for arround $20. This is what I got. Over all she was in decent shape. Just needed a new set of sails. He provided a site for Star Yachts that had the original measurements. So for about $4
  11. Stairs are rough to hand make at full scale let alone this scale. Photo etching was a good choice.
  12. Nothing wrong with a plastic ship. I may give a side eye for gluing a bottle together with a ship inside. Even then, we allow miniatures ships here too so I may allow it on grounds its a miniature ship put in a bottle shaped case. This does look like a fun project. I bet you can get a pretty good looking SIB out of this kit.
  13. It does seem like that sometimes. A lot of work done and not much to show for it. Steady as she goes she'll get there. I'm very impressed with the stairs. They look excellent and very to scale.
  14. Always a pleasure seeing your work. It's very impressive.
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