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  1. wow....better and better.............
  2. yes the confed is the classiest kit i've ever built, with attention to accuracy and detail...... gads, you're right...ssshard to find a model kit of it anymore......this was the original aeropiccolo model, with brass cannons....mamoli or amati took it over, and made it cheaper with white metal cannons etc....but some of these companies don't seem to be alive......video games have taken over ...no more patience only instant gratification is the world now....... i used pear wood on mine, and modified the hull here and there to closer replicate photos of the model in the science museum .....to me, this kit was the closest in accuracy to that masterpiece.......i ordered a little book on seventeenth century rigging....so we'll see what that's like...meanwhile its a few weeks of tying knots.....ha...so i realize that it now will be a collectors item....... i have the decoration moldings, flags, some fittings, and simple plans from another kit if anyone is interested, to scratch build a hull..............
  3. thanks all....we may start a new trend dave....''they'' could come out with a rigging kit with ''plans''....' if i get inspired sometime, i may loop lines on the belaying pins etc....but i want to get my little hms prince rigged.....was trying to get some rigging info for the prince on line, but no luck...can't afford to spend any more money.....i may have to stick with the limited aeropiccolo plans......my poor wife has been so patient and tolerant.....she works and i play...shame on me.....cheers......
  4. finally made a case on which the end acrylic sheet, slides up to open.....easy to clean and manipulate ship if necessary ......still figuring out what to do for name plates on the models......cheers...............
  5. jolly good shew ej......does it open from the top- bottom- or end?........
  6. ooooooheeeee....such detail...good shew.....(ed sullivan).....
  7. flame only works with epoxy resin....not polyester 😀...swoosh!.....i usually use an hand butane torch at low setting, and give it a quick swipe...doesn't take much...never tried a shaver though...just a thought.....good luck....
  8. sure you already know that a flame will remove bubbles from epoxy resin, and regarding mold material...what about vibration....maybe even an electric shaver or whatever....not sure if any of this applies to your situation, but thought i'd mention....cheers......
  9. hmmmmm..dem cookies look good enough to eat.......could even hang them on our christmas tree :)
  10. absolutely gorgeous!!!......and very elegant.....
  11. dear friend herve in france, did some fancy manipulation here....pretty cool
  12. you seem to be able to capture a fluidity in your sculptures, a feeling of movement, which is nice....
  13. thanks hubac-calhoun.....my R/C build, along with other's is on this forum.....https://www.rcgroups.com/scale-sailboats-653/? under coronne II.. hope i was allowed to post that link......the rudder, the yards are radio controlled...that's it....some fellas actually attach a submersible motor and prop to the rudder or drop keel to help get them out of trouble....me...i have to be on the water in a boat, as this old style of ship ends up drifting downwind and i have to tow it back.....a trades wind sailor, opposed to the more modern designs which can go up wind to varying degrees.....all the windows and lanterns have led's....cheers....

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