If your looking for that hard to find material and/or building bits and bobs the Architecture model making workshop at my work use these people "4D Model shop" ,don't know how it compares price wise but some of the plastic and brass sections etc. that they had ordered in looked pretty good .
Hi Mick , for some strange reason I couldn't put up a response on your harbour wattle post ,she is currently undergoing restoration at a yard in Melbourne ,Glad to see you back in the saddle and that the recovery is going strong ,loved your brass work for your wattle . Cheers Marky 👍
Came home today to what looked like a disaster but after a few well chosen words it wasn't as bad as first thought for some reason known only to the glue one side of the hull timbers had come off the ribs, the same glue was used on all the planks working from the keel up, alternating sides ,anyway a liberal application of gorilla glue at the effected area and some ratchet straps seem to have done the trick will leave the straps on for 24 hours and hope for the best.👍
i mentioned this method before on another site and was shot down about copyright ,anyway method is if you have a figure take it to a copy shop where it can be scanned and then 3D print at the scale required the other way is to get cheap toy soldiers as in toy story cut them into bits mix and match limbs scan the hybrids and print at the required scale .the asda up in my neck of the woods has a scanner that you stand in and get a model of yourself printed no copyright issues all the crewv could be clones of the scanned person
Hot off the laser the sheets for the decking ,have used strips (coffee stirrers )for decking previously but thought if I can access the technology why not use it.decking is 1.5mm thick oak faced ply sheet 1m x500 lasered every 5mm then cut to the desired sizes
Axminster tools do a hobby scroll saw for £88 + odd pence. Just bought some for our first year workshop they look good quality and robust👍 , ,the saw is also quite light so handy to borrow for the weekend if needs arise. Also bought again from Axminster a small Proxxon table saw for the Architecture model workshop (it only cuts up to 8mm thick )for £127 . Cheers Marky
can you post a picture and dimensions of the blades you need may have something at the work that may be the same or similar we have had loads of saws over the years and there are always blades left after the saws are decommissioned. Cheers Marky
Cheers for that Doug ,going to attempt laser printing a sheet of decking on 1mm oak ply this afternoon if the drawing works out , rather than use the old trusted coffee stirrers. embracing the technology "Faint heart etc. etc." Marky
Whilst things are sticking and drying ,I noticed in the book it mentions "at bow and stern were short "turtle deck" covers ,the drawings not very clear and looking on internet got lots of info about garden decking. So question is,is it a curved cover as seen on the bows of trawlers? or am I barking up the wrong tree. Any help appreciated book also says these were removed later on in her career so I can omit them if need be. Cheers Marky
That's what I use for decking as well👍 ,don't drink enough coffee or make enough money to justify going into Costa every day so asked the kind lady at the works canteen for a few and was kindly given a few ,I asked her to order me some the next time she got them in , a box of 1000 for less than £2 a bargain and there were over 1500 in the box . Cheers Marky
after a few attempts trying to master the CAD drawing malarky i think I finally got it to do what i wanted ,it was so much easier with a pair a of dividers , pencil and a ruler but alas the laser doesn't do old school .Very pleased with the results .👍
Hi Doug, only problem is that Ricky's insisting i do the drawings myself so what took him 2 minutes to draw up takes me a tad longer ,he's going to put the drawing programme onto an old laptop so I can practice anytime ,anyplace ,anywhere (an old Martini advert for those longer in the tooth) Cheers Marky 👍 forgot to mention my brother was across at your neck of the woods for the football last Wednesday
while the paddles are on the drawing board being redrawn as I drew them with 8 spokes then realised there should only have been 7 thought i would have a stab at the paddle boxes ,bendy MDF and bendy ply yah beauty made it slightly easier to get the curves .long live the wood workshop scrap bin or as the good lady calls it the back bedroom .