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  1. how do I get my hands on one. beautiful craftsmanship
  2. box chisels

    Brilliant! You have inspired me to make my own set of micro chisels. I have seen some of the models created in Russia and have been absolutely blown away. You are truly a great craftsman. Thank you for sharing.
  3. box chisels

    who is the manufacturer of those chisels? If they are homemade what was your process for making the blade. Its really some beautiful craftsmanship going on with your set.
  4. Help identifying this wood

    The three yellow figured pieces of wood on the left. I placed A piece of yellow heart next to them on the right to maybe help? The figured wood has a very tight grain, almost no visible pores, where the yellow heart has easily noticed open pores. The mystery wood is also noticeably heavier/denser. I would love any help that could be provided.
  5. Help identifying this wood

    So far figured pau marfim seems to be the closest match. Satinwood looks to have some distinct open grain, so their goes my $$$$$$. This wood is almost like glass. I really appreciate you guys for looking.
  6. Best woods for decking

    silver maple (soft maple) has a grey/tan color and is tight, is softer than rock maple, and very abundant in the western US.
  7. Zheng He Treasure Ship Kit

    I like that "ZHL's axis of evil." Has a nice ring to it
  8. Composite Wood/Lumber - moved by moderator

    Do you mean Trex ? The composites they use on decks ?
  9. uss constitution which one - moved by moderator

    You can't go wrong with model shipways. Althoght not the scale or year you mentioned. With a little research and skill you can convert the transom and other items to match your desired year/build. MS has outstanding customer service and good plans. I hope hope Eric is paying attention and i get a discount out of this :-). Seriously great kit !
  10. I with jan, the mahogany in my kit had a red to purple hue, where as the apple wood was a closed grain chochlate brown wood
  11. I swear by these to apply my CA. I dont attach them to the bottle instad I put some CA on wax paper syphon a little up and apply to my work. If its wood it will draw it out of the tip, other materials I blow gently into the opposite end. My wife says I look like a crack head doing this but it works great and I dont get CA everwhere just where its needed.
  12. Mamoli's Blue Shadow

    Anyone have any ides as to what this kit could be bashed into ?
  13. Review - AL Constellation

    Great review! I wish more kits were reviewed for a newb like me. When I look for a kit a huge factor is the accuracy. I almost got this kit but opted for the MS constitution
  14. Kit Subscription?

    Just took a look at that site and the kits are twice what the would be normally. No thanks
  15. Kit Subscription?

    Is their a U.S. version of this ?
  16. Same here. I use my I phone and if I'm not careful it uploads upside down
  17. Mamoli's Blue Shadow

    Since I had posted a relatively negative review of this kit I thought maybe some pictures would help prospective buyers make up their own mind. Seems like decent synthetic thread . Flag and castings seem pretty low quality . Ships guns and carriages . Instructions.......uh very detailed ha ha Well read for yourself, at least the rigging is relatively detailed with three double sided plans.
  18. Mamoli's Blue Shadow

    I bought this for $109.00 from model expo. The instructions are not for beginners and its a fictitious vessel. I got it to bash into another brig of that time period ( haven't figured out which is close in build and length to bash to) the wood supplied is good quality but I question the quantity. I read somewhere that the wood had to be used with great care or you would run out. The castings are ok at best. My biggest gripe is that the plans are very vague and like you I am a beginner. So I stashed this kit until my rattlesnake is done and hopefully the experience I gain from it will help me make the "blue shadow" into a real ship. By the way not to hijack your post but if anyone has any ideas for a good ship (american ship) to bash this into I would be great full
  19. So I'm building the super popular da Fran II. Had this great idea to rig my cannons like I would on my next build (rattlesnake ms). So attached eyebolts to the bulkheads got my blocks all set up and went to rig my first cannon and the distance between the bulkhead and cannon was to say the least not enough. It looked like a train wreck. So my question is there alternative rigging souloutions for cannons that are somewhat realistic? The pic below is an idea I had to maybe rig the cannons. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Nothing is glued down or perminate and none of the line have been trimmed
  20. No thank you so much for the feedback. It's exactly what I'm looking for. I have a diagram for my rattlesnake that shows the rigging (proper). The huh moment I'm having is that these are the smallest blocks I could find, 3mm I think. So it looks like ill either have to make my own or go shopping. Again thank you for the feedback
  21. The building berth

    looks like im stopping by the hardware store tonight. love your idea

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