Squirrel Would You Believe

The other day we bought a cool bird feeder that hangs in front of the window..
so we could watch the birds ….COOL….
But the
** Squirrels **
Would You Believe that they found a way up the side of the house to get to the feeder!
One little guy was hanging upside down from the top of the feeder to get to the food.
This made the feeder bang against the window which made the dogs go crazy !

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Wheel Assy

This is the wheel assy
This is the wheel assy


The wheel ASSY really does turn the rudder.
Kind of over kill if you ask me as the TALL SHIP will be in a protective case
and you will not be able to get to the wheel

It took me 3 day worth of messing around to get the ropes rapped right

Weathering Upper Deck


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USS Constitution
Starting to weathering upper deck.
I used 4 colors to WEATHER the deck
This is the base pain coat (Light TAN)
Then I dry brush Brown with a dab of Green
and for the final coat
I very dry brush with black.
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I think it came out looking pretty good!

What do you think??

Gun Deck USS Constitution

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YEaAaAA
The gun deck is done
That big blue thing is a pice of tape holding down the
anchor ropes that go thru the upper deck.

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First Snow 06-07 Winter

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later…
We would have liked later…. a lot later!

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While there is not much on the ground it has been coming
down all day long 🙁
So Let the games begin.

WINTER GAMES THAT IS

Gun Door Rigging USS Constitution

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Rigging the gun doors is done in sets of 2.
I start off on one side and loop the rope
thru the door… then the hull.

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Thru the hull for the other gun door then thru the door.
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I tie a big knot a drop of glue on the both (knot and the loose) ends
and the and then use the forscpts to pull it tight

USS Constitution Gun Deck Start

Here are some pictures of the gun deck.
I am about 1/2 way done ( I think )

This is an overview of the gun deck
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These are the port side guns
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A closeup of the guns.
Here you can see the ROPE tan thread that is on each gun
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The sad part of this work is
I don’t think it can or will bee seen
once I get the upper deck on.

USS Constitution

I have always wanted a nice tall ship model.
🙂 So My Suzie bought one for me
Its the Revell kit# 0398 USS Constitution
It will be almost 3 feet long and 28 inches tall, a true masterpice!