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  2. Peter, Are you using 3-ply birch.. the so-called "Lite" plywood? Check around with some hobby shops as I've seen 5 and 7 ply wood in small thicknesses. I'm using 3 ply Lite on my latest build and the backbone is 1/8" and it's very flexible. I've had my moments where I wished I'd bought the 5 ply for that part.
  3. Some one should give him the nod to start one on here. OC.
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  5. The book Mark recommends is here: http://www.google.it.ao/books?id=PK50sbOOfjUC&pg=PA400&focus=viewport&dq=editions:STANFORD36105044360084&lr=&output=html_text You can also order the book from various sellers, just Google: "'A Treatise on Naval Gunnery' by General Sir Howard Douglas"
  6. Awesome layout, must have a small fortune invested in that railroad.
  7. Mine is no exception, I am entirely changing the colors. Do yourself a huge favor and first lay down a good primer coat like Zinser brand. Then buy a premium paint, one that will cover in one coat. You'll be darned glad you did. And it will last a long long time before you have to do it again. Seriously, as much work as this is, I don't know if I could do this again once some more years go by. It doesn't get any easier. Next time I'll just bite the bullet and hire someone to do it for me. In a weird sort of way I like doing things like this myself. Always have done things like this myself and have never hired this kind of work out to others.
  8. Wow... if he ever turns to ship models they'd be something else.
  9. With hulls that large, one could float in it..... There's been a few super sized models with one or two crewman to motor it around the lake.
  10. mtaylor

    Potholes

    I had a little Mazda back than, Lou. It was 75 miles one way and I did the round trip every week day for almost 3 years. Only missed maybe 1 or 2 days. Went through tires though. Usually 2 sets per year. Best time was less than one hour headed home. 2nd best tme... well... it would have been if there hadn't been a cop at the bottom of one of the dips. He wrote me up a ticket for a lot less than what I was doing. He saw out there practically every day and some mornings I'd stop at the rest area if he was there and chat, have a cig, and coffee. Fun times.
  11. Another Idahoan! Are you of the desert or mountain part of the state? 😁 Alan
  12. If you don't get an answer here in a couple days, try posting this here: https://modelshipworld.com/forum/24-wood-ship-model-kits/
  13. Thanks kindly MTaylor. Always appreciate a kind word. Always the best to you as you have some nice builds. "Marine Design: An Imperative to Art, Design, & Engineering."
  14. Hi John. Welcome back home to MSW. I'm looking forward to seeing your work.
  15. "Marine Design: An Imperative to Art, Design, & Engineering."
  16. It's one of those things that is usually shown exaggerated and out of scale. It originated in days before modern adhesives and tiny pins or lengths of wire were used to attach the plates to models. These were already more visible than the real thing. Look at photos of the actual Victory or Cutty Sark, and you'll barely see tiny dimples. It is better to forget about them on scale models, really.
  17. Thank you Jeff. I appreciate your comment. I also checked out your builds and I would say you have done well, sir. Very clean and crisp work. Thanks for sharing.
  18. "Marine Design: An Imperative to Art, Design, & Engineering."
  19. Thanks there Jim Lad for such a nice welcome back, sir. I am grateful. In time I hope to learn and create a good build. Thanks again.
  20. Wow - EJ - your standing rigging really looks amazing, and appropriately scaled. All of that extra time is really paying off!
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