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redneck
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 04:22 AM UTC
Finally completed my test ship. Here she is.




I think the rigging came out a little too big in this scale so I値l be using something thinner next time.

Let me know what you think of it and please point out anything that looks wrong.

Next I値l be moving onto the real Project. 2 1/700 Butler class ships in a display case for my grandfather.
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 05:05 AM UTC
She looks very nice Jacob. Fantastic job!

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Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 05:14 AM UTC
Looks great Jacob, fantastic first time build!
I can't wait to follow the real build. . .
Now, since this was your test build for your Grandfathers dio, would there have been anything done differently, on the dio, than how you did it on the test subject?
~Gunny

redneck
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 06:37 AM UTC
Thanks guys.


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would there have been anything done differently, on the dio, than how you did it on the test subject?



Well besides using thinner rigging I plan to drybrush the white on the tops of the waves. Just panting it on caused some white to end up at the bottom of the waves ether from tunning over the side or from slipping with the brush.
Also I値l be using a smaller brush to shape the water along the sides of the ship.

Of course i致e also learnt not to use red oak for the base. Not yet positive what I値l use. I知 thinking possibly mahogany just have to make sure my pieces are long enough to make the corners. (When competed this 釘ase will have glass walls and top. I値l be using strips of wood along the corners to hold the glass in place. )

I致e been thinking of just doing the outside edge of the base itself in more valuable wood and just doing the rest in poplar but that would increase the weight. I want to keep it light incase my grandparents move it for anything.


Construction on it should start after I kill 2 deer. Should be about noon tomorrow. :-)