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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #175 on: November 16, 2013, 08:41:53 PM »

Ok, main top is done.  On to the Mizzen.  She is getting tall.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #176 on: November 16, 2013, 11:40:03 PM »

As Dennis says....... "She is getting tall" ...an interesting question Dennis  O0 ..........what is the total height of the vessel? and also her total length .......including the bowsprit ?.....
I suppose whilst the tape measure is out %) ...also the widest beam dimension?..... Derek
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #177 on: November 17, 2013, 03:34:54 AM »

Derek,  If you are referring to the model size, she is 36" long, 30" high and 7" beam.  Those will be "finished" lengths and width. Of course, the case will be larger.  I know this is rather small compared to some of the RC sailing models you folks mess with, but I'm having to bring the model down to near floor level to work on the uppers... royals, the same.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #178 on: November 17, 2013, 04:21:54 AM »

Thanks Dennis.....for some crazy reason ......I thought she would have been near square.....ie., eg., 36"x 36"......I was simply trying to understand the cost of a glass case for such a model........ O0 ......Derek
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #179 on: November 18, 2013, 01:39:29 AM »

Understand.  I have always purchased unfinished wood case kits in the past and finished them out myself.  That has been many years ago and I think the total cost for case and glass was $300 US.  I will probably make my own case as I have the tools and material.  Not sure I'm going to do glass this time, maybe Acrylic. Won't be for another year for that, or longer at the rate I'm working.
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« Reply #180 on: November 18, 2013, 07:28:37 AM »

I had a case built for my Victory. Oak with Acylic panels. A beautiful job was done at a cost of about 300. That was 5 years ago.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #181 on: November 18, 2013, 08:14:14 AM »

Footski.......
Is the case we are talking about?........is it the same scale or measuring a model Victory @ 36" long?
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« Reply #182 on: November 18, 2013, 06:27:43 PM »

That is the one Derek. Model built to 1:98. It is just over 36 inches long.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #183 on: November 30, 2013, 05:23:07 PM »

Just a quick update, Mizzen top is in, all shrouds, forestay, preventor, backstays.  Working on ratlines at present and will post pictures when complete.  Oh the joy!
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #184 on: December 09, 2013, 08:03:36 PM »

Dear Folks,  It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that  I need to suspend my build for an unknown number of weeks, or may not finish at all.  I have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma which is now in my blood system and spine.  As grime as that sounds, the type of cancer lends itself to respond to treatment very effectively and the doctors are assuring me that they can buy me time in the form of years rather than weeks.  They cannot cure me at this time, just buy me time.  I am currently involved in sessions of radiation to reduce the tumor and ease the pain, then I move into a new form of treament called Chemo/Bio which uses modified cancer cells that attack the bad boys.  So its a wait and see sort of thing.  Needless to say, the pain drugs I am on are preventing me from tying my clove hitches and doing what I want to do here, so I'm forced to stop until I can ease off that drug.  I am remaining positive about all this and being sustained by my faith and network of friends who have surrounded me at this time.  I will remain a lurker as always and will keep all of you updated as this moves along... until the next knot that I tie.  I remain,
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« Reply #185 on: December 09, 2013, 08:55:33 PM »

Dennis,
I am so sorry to hear of your illness. Keep positive and all the very very best to you and your family at this difficult time. I look forward to you finishing this very beautiful model when you have won your fight.


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« Reply #186 on: December 09, 2013, 08:58:57 PM »

I am remaining positive about all this and being sustained by my faith and network of friends
Count me in Buddy  O0
 
You're an inspiration  :-))
 
Regards & Best Wishes,
 
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« Reply #187 on: December 09, 2013, 11:51:13 PM »

Dennis.....our thoughts are with you........'until the next knot that you tie'.......... Derek
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #188 on: December 10, 2013, 01:17:08 PM »

Dennis:  Having avidly followed your amazing build from the start I was dumbstruck to learn of your greatest challenge yet.  You will be in all our thoughts and prayers, until the day you can hopefully beat this challenge too.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #189 on: December 11, 2013, 07:14:40 AM »

I'm shocked and saddened by your news Dennis.  Your build is always a delight to follow.  With the prayers and support of your friends far and wide I feel sure you are in a good place to beat this.  I look forward to you posting many more updates. 

All best wishes

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« Reply #190 on: December 19, 2013, 04:08:09 PM »

Tis the Season to Rejoice for many reasons.  And I'm sure doing that.  As my tumor melts away, so does the pain and I've been able to get back to tying some knots, getting that Mizzen upper "ratted" out.. the old hands are still working and wouldn't say things arn't over until the "beautiful lady sings"...  More time given... each day more special and gifted with the most graifying hobby I can think of doing
Wishing all of the very best this year and into the next.
God Bless.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #191 on: December 19, 2013, 09:16:09 PM »

Dennis,


Not only do you build the most beautiful models, but you set an amazing example in life to the rest of us. I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and happy festive season.


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« Reply #192 on: January 21, 2014, 02:32:57 AM »

Good day folks,  its been a while and its been recovery time for me.  Radiation was a bit taxing, but seemed to work for me.  PET scan of my body shows the cancer to pretty much "not there".  I'd say that God healed me and I'm sticking to it.  Still more to go with drug therapy over the next few months, etc.  Doctors are happy and giving me some years ahead.  Thanks for you many kind thoughts and prayers of course.  So, its back to modeling making and I'm glad to be back at it.  Pictures to follow will show the start of anchor installation and the completion of the mizzen upper mast rigging.  Plus one anchor float installed.
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« Reply #193 on: January 21, 2014, 02:33:54 AM »

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« Reply #194 on: January 21, 2014, 02:34:27 AM »

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« Reply #195 on: January 21, 2014, 02:35:33 AM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #196 on: January 21, 2014, 02:43:27 AM »

Always good to see more progress & images of the vessel Dennis....... :-))...and your health progress  O0

Just watch out for that flasher taking photographs from the outside  {:-{ .....Derek
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« Reply #197 on: January 21, 2014, 04:57:38 AM »

Tks Derek,   weird neighbors I guess. :-)
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« Reply #198 on: January 21, 2014, 08:07:11 AM »

Dennis,
It is wonderful to have you back at work! Although we have never met, you were in my thoughts over the festive period. I am delighted things are going well for you. Now back to the building and I am happy to say, your standards have not dropped.. :-)) . Beautiful.
Just one point, if you don't mind. The anchor ring would not have been brass. A lick of black should put that right......


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« Reply #199 on: January 21, 2014, 09:24:11 AM »

Good to hear things are getting better for you Dennis.  I've been following you quietly for some time and love your beautiful ship.

(And while you have the black paint out, those bands on the anchor stock are a bit bright as well  %) %)  Of course it's your ship, and if you want to keep the brass, keep the brass!)

Keep up the good work and the posts to keep us up to date.  Good health to you for 2014.

Greg
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