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Iain White

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  1. This is going to be interesting to follow. Looking forward to see the progress you make on this build. Iain
  2. Nigel, If you want them then they are yours. Don't worry about the shipping cost. Email me your address and I'll get them in the post. Iain
  3. Hi, I am not going to build these models, but if you would like them then I'll ship them to you for free! All I ask is that you don't sell them (as I could do this myself) and post images of the completed models here. The first person to email me their address gets them. They are Andrea Miniatures The Napoleonic Wars 54mm figures 92nd (Gordon) Highlanders, 1815 -and- Major, 2nd De Ligne, 1809. Thanks, Iain iainwhite@centurylink.net https://www.flickr.com/photos/167184123@N04/50233277482/in/dateposted-public/
  4. The Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Outer Banks are a group of barrier islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets. In 1999, with the sea encroaching, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse had to be moved from its original location at the edge of the ocean to safer ground. Due to erosion of the shore, the lighthouse was just 15 feet (4.6 m) from the water's edge and was in imminent danger. The move wa
  5. Hello, I have just finished building the Artesania Latina revenue cutter Dallas, 1815. During the early 19th century, the American Revenue Marine (Coast Guard) was engaged in a variety of roles, from enforcement of revenue laws to the suppression of slave trading and piracy. The Dallas is typical of those cutters employed by the Revenue Marine at that time. This is my second wooden scale model ship (my first was the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary, also posted on this website). The stem-piece, keel, stern-post and rudder were of different shades of walnut wood, s
  6. Just added the last items - the anchors. That's a wrap here. I'll post some photos in the ready for review section.
  7. Wow, looking really good. Great progress. Iain
  8. I have just finished installing all of the deck fixtures. This concludes all the work to be done on the deck and hull of the model. I will now move on to the construction of the masts and spars and their eventual rigging. Iain
  9. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Before I start with the deck fixtures, I thought I had better attach the hull to the display base and make sure that it is level. There wasn't a display base provided in this kit. Iain
  10. Time for another progress report. I have completed the hull and varnished it (steps 1 through 11). Looking good so far. I said in an earlier post that the stem-piece, keel, stern-post and rudder were of different shades of walnut wood so I stained them. I continued this theme by staining the bulwark. The instructions called for one strip of white wood for the wale but I added a second strip of stained walnut to give it a more dramatic effect of dark-white-dark wood. In addition I planked the transom using stained walnut strips. The eagle, stars and lettering on the transom are after mar
  11. Hmmm... Images didn't load... Let's try again... That's better. Iain
  12. Another update. The outer hull planking is now complete and sanded. Note that the stem-piece, keel, and stern-post are only temporarily tacked in. These pieces and the rudder were of different shades of walnut wood, so I stained them to make them all look the same. The contrast in color should look good. https://www.flickr.com/photos/167184123@N04/47947318811/in/dateposted-public/ In addition the deck planking is also complete. I used black rigging thread to simulate the caulking between the planks. https://www.flickr.com/photos/167184123@N04/47947274612/in/dateposte
  13. Nice work Jase. I am watching this with great interest as I am currently building the AL revenue cutter Dallas. Nice work
  14. First layer of hull planking is now complete and ready for sanding... … and sanding completed. Next steps are to do the deck planking and then the outer (finish) hull planking. I'm up to step 6 in the plans. Lots more to go... Iain
  15. Another fantastic model. Thanks for sharing the information on rope coils, and I'm glad to hear that the plans and information I sent to you was useful. Great job! Iain
  16. Hello, I have started building the Artesania Latina revenue cutter Dallas, 1815. During the early 19th century, the American Revenue Marine (Coast Guard) was engaged in a variety of roles, from enforcement of revenue laws to the suppression of slave trading and piracy. The Dallas is typical of those cutters employed by the Revenue Marine at that time. This is my second wooden scale model ship (my first was the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary, also posted on this website). This is still in its early stages but I thought I'd post some images of the build so far. I
  17. Beautiful model and seascape, well done.
  18. Wow. Fantastic model. Very realistic. Well done.
  19. Really beautiful model, well done. Your post inspired me to finish building the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary. I also have the Dallas kit which I have just started. Your photos will be an excellent resource as I build it, and you have set the bench mark quite high for me to follow. Thanks again for posting this. Iain
  20. Thank you Stuart, Beefy, Steve, and Keith for the nice comments. That makes three completed models since moving to America: a 1/48 scale B-17 I built for my father-in-law (he was a bombardier but the war ended for his first combat mission), a Napoleonic figure, and this ship. I think this is my best, and largest, model so far. I'm pleased with how it turned out. I have started building the revenue cutter Dallas - I'll post some pics in the work-in-progress section soon. I have already made one mistake - READ THE INSTRUCTIONS... I missed the step to cut out a notch
  21. I have just finished building my first wooden model ship, the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary, and it only took me a little over thirty years to build! Yes, I started building this model ship when I lived in England. I had got as far as completing the hull when a job opportunity came up to work in America. There I met my wonderful wife and so I stayed. We bought the model to America and I completed all the deck fixtures and lower masts when we moved to the countryside. Here I had plenty of other projects to do, and then we got goats, lots of goats! I never seemed to have the time to
  22. I was inspired by Bartosz Gradecki’s post of the Artesania Latina revenue cutter Dallas, so after a long gap I have just completed my first wooden model ship, the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary. I'll post pictures next. I live in rural North Carolina with my wonderful wife, two dogs, and a pygmy goat. We used to raise and show goats having over 40 at one point, but then decided to stop all of that and so we are down to our last goat now. Now that I am retired and have more time, I got back to work to finish the Rhoda Mary, a promise I made myself many years ago. As a teenager I used
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