USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

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Well a bit more sanding and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Still just a bit of sanding left.

After that I will clean and square up the inside of the lower gun ports.

Then I will clean down my work space. P1010060D.jpg P1010061D.jpg
 

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Hi Pat

Thanks for visiting my build Log

Hopefully when my Connie is finished she will present well. It is all a learning curb. Even the most experienced modeler will probably tell you they are still learning. Well I have a long way to go in that department. The main thing is as a Hobby you enjoy it. :D

Cheers
Geoff
 

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Thanks Mike, that is why we put ourselves through frustration, but satisfaction.

Thanks John. The Connie is a Mamoli and is different in may ways to the other manufactured kits.

Slowly we are getting there and hopefully I will start the second layer planking this week

Cheers
Geoff
 
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Hello Geoff

Your Connie sure is looking good but in a day or so you will probably be dressing her up with your second planking, that sure will make her look very good. Have you tried to mark or punch your copper plates as yet, my guess is that your copper is a bit to thick for the wheel and leaves you with building a punch, please let us know how you make out, ENJOY.

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Hi Lawrence

I have been a bit busy with other little projects. I do feel that the copper being only 0.2mm thick maybe to thick for a wheel. It is the same thickness as what was used on my Norfolk Sloop which came with the kit

I will make up a stamp block.

Cheers
Geoff
 

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Hi Geoff

She is looking very nice.

How are you getting on with the stamp for the copper.

Denis.
 

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Hi Dennis

I now have all the bits for my CNC engraving machine which I will post as a separate topic on how to build an affordable machine. The laptop that runs it got a birthday present yesterday with a ram upgrade. She went from 512MB to 2GB

That machine will be a big part of making the stamp because of it's accuracy.

I just need time to get these mini projects finished and back into my Connie build.

I would like to make the copper plates at the same time I continue on with the second layer planking.

Cheers
Geoff
 
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Hello Geoff

Just checking in after my two weeks of R & R vacation to see what great updates that you had in store for us but alas it looks like I am just a bit too early, will check in again in a day or so, ENJOY.

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Hi Lawrence

Thanks for visiting my build log. I have been busy modifying a CNC router and other projects. The Connie is ready for second planking.

I would also like to do the HMS Blandford Cross Section Project as well. I just need to work out and juggle time.

I hope you are back in the shipyard and getting the little fellas into finishing the Golden Hinde.

Cheers
Geoff
 

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I have now restored my build log the best I can for the moment.

I think I have lost some photos and will work out in the coming weeks what to replace the photos with.

Maybe even deleting some of my posts or just missing images.

One thing I read today was about friendships made.

That is what our hobby is about.

Cheers
Geoff
 

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Hi Bill

First of all welcome to SOS and welcome from a good team of members on SOS.

I helped out restore a friend build log a few days ago. He is in the USA. I have never personalty met him but have helped him.

To me the friendships are more important because of our great hobby.

Cheers
Geoff
 
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Thank you for the welcome. I have been building ship models since I was 6 years old, or for 57 years. Ship modelers have largely proven to be friendly people, and I have found this to be true on other sites as well. It's great to be aboard this site! I will follow your Constitution build with great interest!

Bill
 

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Thanks Bill

I have met great friends on making a Model ship.

No doubt I will meet more over time.

I am proud to be part of "TEAM SOS" and the family of friends around the world

Cheers
Geoff :D :banana-dance:
 
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