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Everything posted by JesseLee

  1. Welcome to the forum Geordie!
  2. Nice! I always wanted to build one of these
  3. Wow! This has to be the most rigging I've ever seen on a SIB. Awesome!
  4. Perfection really doesn't matter. You learn as you go. Most people can't do this at all so just doing a SIB at all takes great skill. As long as you enjoy what you are doing and you learn what to do or not do on your next one all is fine. I can't do near as well as most of the "pros" here but I'm happy with what I can do. Keep building. learning and most of all, enjoying this craft which I consider a very special form of art. Jesse
  5. Welcome to the forum Alvaro
  6. Wow, they look great! Would never guess they were made from rolled paper!
  7. Surprising because the work is outstanding!
  8. I have had the issue with white glue swelling the wood making things fit too tight compared to when it was dry. I have used metal wire instead of wood pegs or I would sometimes taper the end of the peg making it easier to start in the hole with the rest of the peg very slightly scraped a little narrower to allow for the swelling. This probably does the same thing as the grove John was talking about. Jesse
  9. Welcome Dan! Hopefully some our tech-savy members can help you work out the photo issue, would like to see them. Jesse
  10. I have always wanted to try using epoxy resin for the sea but I'm afraid I'd make a big mess of it! Jesse
  11. I like how you hung it, kind of like the ones hanging in the church. Nice touch! Jesse
  12. Looking good! What material did you use for the sails?
  13. Andrew, I am a stamp collector so I really like that extra touch to this! Jesse
  14. Igor, even after years of seeing your work you continue to amaze me at how precise you make miniature parts! Jesse
  15. I have never heard of this. I love learning the history and stories behind things like this. Very interesting! Evidently this is not done in the U.S.? I would have loved to see a ship hanging in church when I was growing up.
  16. Although I haven't had a build in a while I do check in here every morning even if I don't leave any comments. There is something I like about a smaller group even through the slow time periods. It is more personal and friendly here. In a much larger forum I am a member of it can get so overwhelming with so many people and sections it is impossible to keep up with it all. The administration of it can get rather strict and impersonal. People there form clicks and some who think of themselves as advanced builders can make less advanced builders feel "not up to par". You don't really get that negative stuff here much at all. I am permanently disabled from a chronic illness and not much cheers me up now days but this forum does- even during the down times. Jesse
  17. Yes I have done one; The" Rouse Simmons" nicknamed the Christmas Tree Ship. Pictures are on here somewhere
  18. For those of you who recognize and/or celebrate Thanksgiving Day I wish you all a happy and blessed one! Jesse
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