Bluenose by Scientific

Donnie

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Very, very nice BN.

OUCH ! - Yep, I have shed a drop or two of blood myself working on my stuff - no fun - . I guess while you are bleeding, you can spread some blood on the inside bulwarks.....that is if you were building a war ship. LOL. Sorry...I don't mean to make fun of the situation.
 
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Donnie - no worries! LMAO to coin an old ad on t.v. 'a little drop will do ya'. Goes right in hand with my job with entertainment. I usually portray a 'cannibalistic hillbilly in the woods', Dracula, a 'homeless man', an Undertaker and even a see-through ghost in a Ghostbuster Web Series that was filmed in Atlanta. Hopefully, I'll keep my injuries down to a minimum. :eek:
 

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Hello,I am bringing this up ,the images got corrupted last year's forum crash.The image files name still there so you can find by those in your pc and replace the corrupted files.Thank,Zoltan.
 

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Here's what happens when one is in a hurry when drilling. I was working on main mast when SNAP - the drill bit broke and proceeded to go right though my left index finger. This is after I cleaned up the blood from the hole! I also realized that I had put the top masts on backwards! Thank goodness for Nail Polish Remover and no breakage in having to pull apart the masts. Corrected the mistakes and finished off the two masts.
G'day BN (Is that correct?)
I havta echoes Donnie remarks ouch.
A few years ago something similar happened to me.
I was working on a project, not a model, but a home job. Well I was using an angle grinder with a cutting disc, and I dropped it, while it was still going, into my thump. It went down to the bone and proceeded up to my wrist. I looked at it, and I still had every thing and they still worked, so I used sticky tape over bandaids and carried on working.
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the scare that is the only evidence now
When my wife got home I told her I cut my self. That night she changed the rough bandage I've done and gasp as she saw the 60mm to the bone CUT. She wasn't happy, but I showed her that I could use every finger and hand.
She put some butterfly stiches (about 12) on my small cut and told me to be more careful in the future.
About a week latter I saw the doctor and took xrays and he told me the report said there were a 45 mm 1.5 mm groove in two bones. He told me if it was 1 or 2 mm to the left, I would have lost the use of my thumb.
Needless to say I'm now more careful.
Havagooday mate
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So this is where I have left off with this build. My gaffs and booms are not permanently attached to the masts yet. I went out and purchased some material at JoAnne's for furled sheets on the rigging. This is where I'm a little shady on what lines go where. The plans that came with the kit are not the clearest so I need to find some other sites to look at. DSCN4938.JPG DSCN4936.JPG DSCN4935.JPG DSCN4433.JPG
 
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So I finally posted pictures of my progress with my Scientific's Bluenose that photobucket cancelled on me and erased all pics. Page 1 is now up to date. It's a condensed version but shows my steps that I took. :)
 
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Stained base and attached schooner to base by using two brass rods. I finished all of my standard rigging and I plan on using furled sails ( I re-positioned my gaffs which are still not glued to masts). I will try and follow a wonderful article that I found about making furled sails from a modeler named Landlubber Mike from an NRG's post.

https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/13903-furled-sails/#comment-499878

I hope I am able to share this info with others, if not, please let me know and I will delete it. Thanks. So here's a pic of where I have left off.



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Can anyone tell me, when the sails are folded down on the booms, do both the fore gaff and main gaff come down and lay atop the folded sails or do they remain above at an angle? Do the amount of running lines remain the same in position? From what I have seen by looking at pictures, some of the running lines, especially the ones coming off the bowsprit appear to have a relaxed curve to them going up to the masts. I've never done any rigging before and my one page plans are not the greatest (at least for this kid). I appreciate all help/advice/links that is offered! ;)
 
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Well, I worked on the schooner today and tried adding some more running lines with blocks for my upcoming furled sails. The material that came with this kit for sails was too heavy and stiff for use. I went to Joanne's and pick up some lightweight fabric that was of white for my sails. I used the kit fabrics for templates and cut out my sails. I will only use about 1/3 of sail to keep it from being to bulky on booms. Holding off on some of the other running lines at stern until I research more photos/links. Anyway, this is what I've come up with for my kit:

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G'day Fright
It's quite common for the kit's sails to be quite thick.
What I did on my AL's Endeavour when i did the sails, was to use our old 1000 lines sheets. They were a very pale sandstone colour. At 1:64 scale that 1000 line sheets was equal to about 16 lines which is very close to the canvas that was used on the original ship.
I then stained the sheets with instant coffee in a patchy way. I used CA GLUE at the edges of the sail to stop the threads running, AFTER I drawn up all the stitching lines on my computer and printed Both side of the sails on iron transfer materials making sure that they registered correctly.
The result was very good, and no one knew that they weren't sewn. Also the the lines were very thin. The coffee stains made the sails a weathered look.
Unfortunately, we moved home last year and in the process the model was damaged quite a lot, and has been packed away for repairs after I have finished my current build. It's too hard to get to it now. Another disturbing point is that all of my digital photos are somehow corrupted. I'm hoping it that I'll be able to retrieve them soon.
So I can't give you any pictorial images to show you.
Havagooday
Greg