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  1. For 2nd planking I am trying iron on glue sheets used in the veneer industry It seems quick and clean How long it will last I dont know I used iron on veneer for my last model and it is still ok after 2 years
  2. Hi Chuck thanks for getting in touch Unfortunately the model is at the moment on the top of the wardrobe gathering dust like a lot of others I suspect ? I hope to one day re start maybe when the weather turns bad it has been much too nice a spring and summer here in the UK to be sat in the workshop
  3. Hi just a thought about ordering blocks from non EU countries you will have to also pay VAT and import costs much to my cost ! Syren ship models blocks are well worth the extra expense maybe some enterprising chap could buy them in bulk from Chuck (if he can supply bulk orders) and sell them in the UK ? maybe it would make them a bit more affordable
  4. my gran ..... about my granddad if he hadn't died he would have lived to be 100 !!!
  5. Hi I have some excellent tweezers by tweezerman available from several suppliers on Amazon or E bay used mainly by ladies to inflict pain on themselves plucking eyebrows etc
  6. Hi sorry for the delay in replying you can fit the blade at any length I use standard scalpel blades from Swan Morton I find them to me reasonably priced and very sharp
  7. Hi all I have just received a new knife handle and am so impressed with it that I thought you would like to know about it it is by Veritas they class it as a carving knife but I find that it is useful as my general knife handle for most operations It will take most blades x acto or scalpel blades . Because it has an oval handle it will not roll off the bench which is a good safety feature . It is not cheap but I feel that it is worth the money http://www.veritastools.com/Products/Page.aspx?p=63
  8. try looking at this post http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/9238-using-veneers-for-planking/ Andy
  9. I want my ashes placed in my models and burnt . . like a viking !
  10. Looks like a useful piece of equipment Andy
  11. Thanks for the advice Yes I have suffered from splitting And knife slips leaving my mark in more ways than I wanted ! Andy
  12. Thanks for the likes and comments Fortunately Spyglass Chuck has as usual thought of everything and I have a full size deck plan to work from Andy
  13. Hi thanks for all your advice the deck is now planked and I don't think it looks too bad as expected it isn't even port/starboard but by the time all the deck furniture and guns are fitted I don't think anyone will notice (apart from ME !) Andy
  14. Thanks for all the advise this is really a great site when you get a bit stuck I just wish I had the skill and experience to help others and join in a bit more Andy
  15. Thanks Antony and Clare for your advise the only thought I had was that the deck would look odd if where the planks were nibbed intp the margin plank they would be out of sync port/starboard but i think that would be less noticable when covered by the guns etc than the centre furniture not looking correct Sorry Antony I havn't done a build log I have some photo's so maybe I should Thanks Andy
  16. Hi Keith that was my thoughts the hull is complete so I don't realy want to re duo anything
  17. Hi thanks for the replies in the photo the red line is the centre line between the bulwarks the black line is the line from the centre of the bow to to the centre of the stern
  18. Hi l am looking for advice I am planking the deck of my Syran model and it is bent ! Do I follow the bend with the planks or do I start with a straight line from the center of the bow to the center of the stern I am thinking of going for the latter It is approximately one planks width out in the center Thanks Andy
  19. I find an iron to be excelent for hull planking not your good lady;s though if you ever want a shirt ironing again
  20. The cannons are part of the basic kit I think have you got all the cast minions and soldiers ? They are what makes the kit unique take a look at some builds on the site Andy
  21. just a thought I am sort of building the same kit that I bought from E bay a problem I had was that there was no fittings with it (they were sold seperatly on early Billings kits) Billings do not supply them as seperate items anymore and they are a MAJOR part of the finished model if you don't have them then I would strongly suggest that you either buy a new complete kit and pretend it is your grandads but as been said before the Wasa isn'y realy a good first model and I think you will get very disheartened and maybe put off the wonderful hobby we all (mostly) enjoy Andy
  22. i totaly agree with Bob maybe anyone who hasnt posted or visited for over a year should be sent a reminder e mail and then delited if nothing else it would free a little memory on the servers Andy

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