Model Shipways: Armed Virginia Sloop by MNsenior

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Postby MNsenior » Fri May 29, 2015 7:08 pm

Hello,

I just want to say that I am glad that I found this site while researching about belaying pins and those who sell them for use in model ships. I am in process of building a Model Shipways Armed Virginia Sloop and will be posting progress that I can report.

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Postby eric61 » Sat May 30, 2015 1:08 am

Hi MNsenior and welcome. Look forward to your build log.
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Postby GaryM » Sat May 30, 2015 2:23 am

Welcome aboard.
I just used a 8 mm belaying pin to build a quoin. Needed that shape and small enough head to use for the handle.
Don't know where you live so it is hard to tell you what is available. You can use the user control to edit your profile, if you chose. If you want an aviator, Donnie may have to edit for you.
Hope you enjoy the site. There is lots of information here and people answer questions well.
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Postby probablynot » Sun May 31, 2015 11:03 am

Welcome to the Forum, MNsenior.

I shall be looking forward with interest to your build log, if you decide to post one here.

I'm guessing that you're of the New World. The Model Shipways kits seem to be held in high esteem all over the world, but getting one (if, like me, you reside outside USA) can be a very expensive process! Postage from the USA costs a fortune, and when our own Governments add their own import (etc) duties to the taxes imposed by Uncle Sam, the total cost goes way beyond anything that's reasonable.

I'm also guessing that you're not totally new to the pleasant hobby of model shipbuilding. It'd be interesting to know what - if any - your previous builds have been.
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Thanks for comments and a question.

Postby MNsenior » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:25 pm

Hello,

Thanks for all your comments. Yes indeed, I live in Minnesota in the USA.

This is my first build where I have a chance of completing it. Many years ago I tried a solid hulll Bluenose but gave it up and it is gone.

Question: How does one get an uploaded photo to display? I saw the admonition that the width of mine exceeded 1000 pixels. So, I adjusted it to 1000 pixels. But it still does not appear. What should I do next?

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Postby MNsenior » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:35 pm

Hello all,

There it is!. I have finished the hull and basswood planking and the walnut outer planking. Next is the deck and I am making many deck fittings to see how they interact with my model. So the mainmast and the bowsprit are done and I'm just holding the bowsprit at the proper angle since it is not attached to the deck.

This Kit came supplied with six deck cannons. But there are eight gun ports. So I bought eight tips from Syren [http://www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com/] and am working on these now when and when I get one complete, I will show it.

Have to go,

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Postby GaryM » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:01 pm

I see you figured out how to post on the site. The pictures belong in the area of ships built from kits. You will have to send a personal mail to Donnie, the administrator of the site, and have him relocate it with a title you chose. Looks like you are doing a great job building this model. Ages of Sail and Model Expo are good sources for belaying pins. For the old Fisher parts www.pielcraftsman.com. Blue Jacket is still around if you like Britannia metal.
Happy modeling,
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Postby popeye » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:12 pm

since this is a meet and greet, another thing you could do, is start a build log and repost the pictures. All I do is resize my pictures.......I cut them down by 25% and they are good to go. I use photo shop to do this.
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Armed Virginia Sloop from Model Shipways by MNsenior

Postby MNsenior » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:23 am

I began my venture into model ship building in November 2014. I purchased this "entry level" kit and followed the directions given. I also purchased a practicum from Bob Hunt, [http://lauckstreetshipyard.com/home.htm] but have departed to going on my own as my experience has increased.

I am trying to make a model which, in my mind, displays well after it has been made and is on a shelf somewhere. So in the case of the Armed Virginia Sloop, I have left off details such as oar locks. I see no evidence of oars being stored anywhere and the cannon would be in the way of sailors trying to man the oars. Also, I do not think that I can make acceptable replicas of the actual thing.

I served in the US Navy for four years in the 1950's on a aircraft carrier and then on a PCE, a 180 foot long ship designed in WW2 for convoy duty in the North Atlantic to relieve destroyers from escort duty from the USA to Great Britain. It was based in New Orleans, LA, and served to train naval reservists. So I experienced some rough seas but generally enjoyed the experience. Later I received an engineering degree and worked at 3M for 32 years.

As you can see from the photos, I am ready to complete the deck area. I formed the mainmast and bowsprit so that I could check details on how they fit into the deck structure.

Comments are welcome.
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Postby Donnie » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:25 pm

Hi MNsenior and welcome to SoS. I think you are all set up now to enjoy your Build Log. I would highly suggest keeping your images at 900 pixels wide so that the forum will not try to automatically reformat the overall width of the pages. (that is if you continue to use the attachment feature of the site). Some people use an offsite image hosting such as Flicker, Photobucket or others and link the image to the site. Which ever if fine with me.

I look forward to your build and thanks again for joining !

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