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  1. That'll work fine I think once its installed.
  2. Bob, it's #561, which encompasses all three sheets available. One is the line drawings, and the other two are the sail /rigging plans noted. They each have separate prices, but I believe in most cases they are only sold in sets, so it would be $30.00+$5.00 shipping. e-mail is shipplans@si.edu and they can confirm all this. I know they operate in an archaic world of only accepting check or money order and you have to order via snail mail. .
  3. Bob, you might want to look into the Smithsonian plans for the Merrit Edson model in their collection. The book The Search for Speed Under Sail by Chapelle has a few of the plates in a smaller size, but not clear enough to rig from. My copy of the Smithsonian catalog shows these two rigging sheets available, conveniently in 3/16 scale. They are $10.00 each. I used the Chapelle book as best I could as a guide to rig my PdN. Not perfect, and hard to see but better than just he MS plans.
  4. Just catching up on your build. Very nice work Peter!
  5. Excellent progress Bob. The Syren cannon looks real nice.
  6. Bob, You won't have any issues painting the rest of the bulwarks. I did it just as you have done and it was no problem. She's looking very nice.
  7. Looking good Bob. Love those Shapeways carronades. They would have saved me all small fortune on my current build!
  8. Looking great. Things get "busy" enough on deck that it will be hard to notice the narrow centerline plank.
  9. Erik, Shorten the garboard back a bit, and change the shape at the bow to better follow the current run of the planks. You should be able to fit all of the strakes in that way. Good progress.
  10. Good progress. White is a tough color. Liquitex flow aid which is available at Art stores is a good additive to help slow drying a bit with acrylics and help them level. I fortunately have an airbrush and that is how I painted my lower hull.
  11. Looks like a good start. Those gunport strips can be a real challenge.
  12. Nice job on the hull Mike.
  13. The adhesive is very strong. I have a build that is over 20 years old and there is no sign of any peeling. It is still best though to put a matte or dull coat over the plates to avoid fingerprinting. I use Testor's Dullcote.
  14. What great progress. Nice work Daria!

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