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Old 04-26-2012, 01:48 PM
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Good thing for the dime ............ nobody will realize just how tiny.
By the way, I have noticed here and with other sailing ship builders like Doris and Jan, one really needs skill in this type of detail.
Nice micro work.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:53 PM
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Good progress with this project, Glen. I would say that fabricating that winch and carving that tiny figurehead (I WON'T say the winch and the wench) constitute major progress in terms of effort expended.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:01 PM
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I am glad that I stumbled on to this. Very nice work, Glen. I like the detailing with the hull planking. You've really got to know and love your subject to undertake this!

If I recall, Baltimore Clippers (that is sort of what this is?) were among the fastest and handiest ships of their era. They could sail closer to the wind than just about anything and with the flexibility in their rigging could run quickly even with the wind from straight aft.

Really impressive.

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:07 PM
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Thanks you all for your gracious comments, it is alot of fun to research the available information on a vessel as this, which was very well known in her day (1832-1845 or so) Thanks Mike, the chance to just make something comes up alot it's true, and can be fun, as also the colors I'm thinking about...Don Ha! Keep em coming..I know you enjoy sail, just repaired the mast on my old daysailer that broke at the base...Carl thank you kindly for stopping in on this, and those things are true, this vessel being the "lets see how far we can push this design" result having ship rig with three masts and about 30% larger than most of the topsail schooners of this style..probably a bit frightening to sail in..
to give example of info I've been digging up this is a cool article about colors that were available in the 1830's
Paint and Colors for American Merchant Vessels, 1800-1920
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM
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Well, progress on the hull, pretty much the shape and planking was hoping for, and have started the deck with a redrawing of the deck planking from the Tuft, more of the bow planking is visable so far and have spent some time trying to shape the drawn planks into the nibbing strake a bit, even if is only drawn on, will show later, have now begun the tedious job of coppering, after laying out the rows that are planned with masking tape for a guide, slowly moving on the starboard hull starting aft and making slowly forward overlapping the thin foil copper a bit to make more even and scale size. The higher rows will be trimmed at the tape, and then can do the larger section above. Imperfections in the hull are visable but spent enough time fairing it so are acceptable to my eye. This technique I stole entirely from Peter Jaqueth's "Newsboy" at modelshipworld for the real thing on a wood hulled shipmodel.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:02 AM
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Very neat Glen.
I like that copper shine!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:10 AM
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I got to tell you,Mike, it really changes the look of the hull...and is fun to do because of it
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:49 AM
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Question Glen, if I may ...........
Is that material available in a variety of colors, like red for instance?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:56 AM
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No I don't think so is actual metal copper, with adhesive backing
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:11 PM
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Hello Glen,

good idea to work with the copper tape and a nice optic, too; what's the brand?

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