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  1. Terrific work Karl !!!
  2. Congrats - looks terrific !!!!
  3. Looks really good Toni - you have my admiration in completing such a challenging project.
  4. ChrisLBren

    Kits to start with and avoid?

    I recommend the AL Harvey along with Frank Mastinis Book Ship Modeling Simplified which references this kit. You can pick it up for under 100 dollars on EBay. While not historically accurate - it's an easy build and makes into an attractive first time model. https://m.ebay.com/itm/ARTESANIA-LATINA-1-50-Scale-Baltimore-Clipper-HARVEY-Kit-MINT-Cond-Nice/132653398889?epid=1320503011&hash=item1ee2c23b69:g:dSQAAOSw8FBbGJJV
  5. Looks gorgeous - congrats on a well built Confederacy !!!!
  6. Beautiful work Karl !!!
  7. Thanks for the clarification Mike. If you can build a display case as perfect as yours - applying a French Polish finish would not be above your talent ! Well done - the Danish Oil looks great.
  8. Hey Mike, On a piece of furniture that gorgeous you may want to consider this finish - classic French Polish using thin coats of shellac. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_polish Or even a simple wax finish would work well. http://www.thefurnitureconnoisseur.com/c/furniture-wax/ I know many use sanding sealers on their models - but on furniture its not really considered a final finish its more of a sealer before applying a finish from my research.
  9. Hey Patrick, Terrific - quick question - will this be a closed shell model or will you open up one side to be able to see these barrels in the hold ? Chris

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