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    Portable work station for ship modeling.

    I like to work on my model while I sit on the couch and watch TV. So I modified a cabinet I got from the Home Depot. It has wheels so it's easily moved to wherever I need it. I also have some pics of the model under construction. It's a kit model of the HMS Victory. Also one pic of my first ship model the USS Constitution.
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    O, I just love ship modeling, glad I saw your post, nice boats and well made too. Did you use a strongback?
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    Beautiful work on your models, I am amazed that you can do this while watching TV.
    Well deserved award for your rope making machine.

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    Congratulations, well deserved. The models are beautiful.

    When younger, I did a bit of ship modeling while watching TV. Mostly I did rigging since that's a heads-up activity. You probably have your own, but for the benefit of other modelers reading this, you may want to make some easy tools for rigging...

    Ship model rigging tools

    When the standing rigging is in place, it can be tough to place the running rigging. Long reach tools like those can be a big help.

    Every modeler needs an Olsen-Hegar needle driver...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EM614C0/ref=biss_dp_t_asn

    the tool surgeons use to suture. Basically a forceps with a built-in scissor, you can learn to use one here...

    https://www.animatedknots.com/surgic...om#ScrollPoint
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainleeward View Post
    O, I just love ship modeling, glad I saw your post, nice boats and well made too. Did you use a strongback?
    Thanks, The USS Constitution is a solid hull design. The HMS Victory that I am currently working on is a plank on bulkhead design. I'm not familiar with the term strongback. I do use a keel holder made from a used elevator door clutch device from a Schindler elevator works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Congratulations, well deserved. The models are beautiful.

    When younger, I did a bit of ship modeling while watching TV. Mostly I did rigging since that's a heads-up activity. You probably have your own, but for the benefit of other modelers reading this, you may want to make some easy tools for rigging...

    Ship model rigging tools

    When the standing rigging is in place, it can be tough to place the running rigging. Long reach tools like those can be a big help.

    Every modeler needs an Olsen-Hegar needle driver...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EM614C0/ref=biss_dp_t_asn

    the tool surgeons use to suture. Basically a forceps with a built-in scissor, you can learn to use one here...

    https://www.animatedknots.com/surgic...om#ScrollPoint
    Wow, I love your homemade rigging tools. I have an assortment of rigging tools, clamps, forceps and the like. Now I will have to make some new ones. Thanks, Dave

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    myavid76, A strong back is a long plank with cross members to hold the frames secure while one adds the planking to the sides. Cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainleeward View Post
    myavid76, A strong back is a long plank with cross members to hold the frames secure while one adds the planking to the sides. Cap.
    Thanks for the clarification. I have seen this in some of my shipbuilding books where the models were scratch built. Each frame consisting of several pieces and no two frames exactly the same. That would be the next step for me in ship model building. A very big step. Dave.

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    Thanks myavid76! We've added your Portable Modeling Station to our Model Making category,
    as well as to your builder page: myavid76's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Beautiful work on the ships, Dave! Even if it is a kit (monster kit at that) the details are breathtaking! That deck is gorgeous. Would love to see a bit bigger pics to get more of the detail. I try to use 800x600px when I post but Jon can give you better tips.

    Much appreciate your skills and patience on builds like those!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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