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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Monday, May 01, 2017
This is a work-in-progress of the HMS Victory. It is a 1:200 scale cross-section of the famous sailing battleship commanded by Admiral Nelson and victorious at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. What is making this build so very difficult is that the box mailed from China did not have the instruction sheets in it. So everything is a guess based on photos of the real thing and of professional models of the Victory. It is an all-wood kit. Only the gun barrels are brass. Only after I reached the top deck and had planked the inside and out of the highest inner deck did I realize that the gun ports were in the wrong spots, and thus blocked the placement of the rigging. I also had to add an entry port after the fact. Plans would have helped. What yous ee below took about 20 days in April 2017. May should be for rigging. The kit comes from China's Aliexpress.com and costs about $30. John Clearwater ps: Happy May Day!
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
|The master commands the first mast rigging on the Revell plastic model of the Cutty Sark.|
|Ed is adding aircraft to the interior hangar deck before placing the flight deck on top and covering up all the work.|
|Dutch canal and coastal boat (royal barge), from a $15 all-wood kit mail ordered from Ali Express. All is hand-painted. Built by John Clearwater over the winter of 2016-17.|
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Capital Marine Modellers' Guild will meet on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean. The forcast calls for plus temperature and rain. Bring out your show and tell items.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Ed Chan kindly provided these photographs taken at the March 7, 2017 meeting.
The following models are 1/700 scale ships built by Ed Chan.
|GIBSONS GAL, ship model purchased in Vancouver|
|Dave Omond giving a planking demonstration|
|Russian Kirov Class battlecruiser|
|HMS Repulse battlecruiser, sunk in 1941|
Saturday, February 25, 2017
It looks like March will be kicking off with a cold spell and moderate chance of snow. Capital Marine Modellers' Guild will meet on March 7, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean.