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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!