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Kevin Aris

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  1. good evening everyone well the 4 accommodation ladders have been taken to about 95% complete still need to be rigged and adjusted i need to get the bowsprit in now, before i do any more hull work, as this has now become a scratch build i want to make sure everything fits over a couple weeks i set the chains and rigging to make any adjustments required, then yesterday i ripped it all al out to set it all in place, im quite happy with how she looks, lol just so painfully slow
  2. wow, sorry i missed the first year of this build, it has made great reading
  3. good evening everyone most of the two lowered stbd side accommodation ladders are complete now, hope to finish them tomorrow as the port side was a test, these went together much better and faster and in my eyes look better made a set of jigs to ensure the platform supports were the same size, lol its the danger time when i say to myself is it time for a redo of the port side
  4. thank you agreed but i am a social moderator for another forum and therefore she appears quite often on FB
  5. good evening everyone i have been fairly quiet on the build in the last week, the 2nd AZ Covid Jab really knocked the stuffing out of me, but glad i had it and im fine now it took a while to do the port side ladders but i need to work them out, i think they came out ok the name will have to change soon, the rivet counters dont like the colour, suggestions are welcome supports pin the platform to the hull in reality, these would work, but the pins would have to be replaced with a hinge/pivot making the stanchion supports brass tube in a rotary drill and scored using xacto blade made 4 of these not sure how many will be used gangway tent cages then did the same for the after ladder but this one in the stowed position
  6. what machine did you purchase, i just recd the Domanoff version VR 3.1 Rope making machine | <br>(HD adaptable rope making machine. Former Ropewalk "Prosak") | Domanoffs Workshop (shipworkshop.com)
  7. lovely work, i see this and think of Dafi (Daniel) build dafi daniel hms victory - Bing images
  8. good evening everyone as i progress through this build i am deviating more and more from the instructions, and spending more and more time on research designing and making my own bits foremast radar cage, still need to make a radar Bowsprit made made collets fwd raft location stern anchors i am presently working on the side entry's and ladders not my phot but looking at something like this
  9. i think you have become one of my top 5 modellers that i follow, stunning work
  10. its actually a fun build as well, i need a mast in early to check the revised rigging works, as i am hoping to make my own rope on this one, also will allow me time to get some aerly practice for making the sails from scratch i am try to achieve this file:///C:/Users/testuser/Desktop/all%20my%20builds/Amerigo%20Vespucci/f477t1284p142224n8_iSgdhECY.jpg
  11. very nice indeed but 1/200 i small enough for me, and i am not in a hurry to do another one of those looking forward to following your progress i
  12. @MeneMene good evening does the hatch def drop downwards, and not raised upwards?
  13. good evening everyone good god its 2 months since i last posted here, def time for an update Balcony completed after cabin stripped back and rebuilt forward cabin was binned and i made a new one derrick mast made up, will be rigged at a later date funnel cleaned up after left unpainted, as will all brass bits after awnings scratch built along with the davits a reminder of how she looked forward fittings, lots of them foremast being made up to ensure that i can gety everything in right place, with a revised rigging plan
  14. lovely build, and i have just reread your log what i do like very much, is the way that @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies made a comment, and reasons given wrt paint scheme, if all comments about builds were like that, we would all be happier modellers, i appreciate you took his comments and changed your colour scheme, as a result you have something to be even prouder off, well done
  15. good evening everyone i redid the derrick mast, 40mm to long was something that was going to look a bit stoopid, one on the right is the correct length the funnel has been stripped back of colour the stern railings are now in position, although the capping has still to be sanded down the stern lifeboat davits have also been made up and inplace but not fixed
  16. Sorry Arjan i never saw you post until tonight, my boi is never far from me or the wife when we are crafting etc here he is on the grooming table next to me a couple days ago
  17. good morning everyone thank you for comments and likes well the forward wheel house is finished for now, im happy with the way she turned out, thats most of the big stuff done, still a a ton of smaller stuff to remake, scratch, find or repair
  18. adjustable was, very much so, in fact they were constantly adjusting themselves lol, all my boats will be moved this summer into a dedicated display area, so no doubt i will have to put them all back into place
  19. good evening everyone thank you for comments and likes the forward wheel house is still getting attention, having learnt to solder on the bluebell build it has paid dividends on the brass canopy the raft for the midships boats have been made up, still to be painted
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