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    Innsbruck, Austria
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    Clipper ships, Merchant ships especially 18th and 19th century

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  1. Very nice build, you have got very small chain on your bowsprit . where did you get it ? If I may ask. Greetings, Rudolf
  2. Hi Grant,

    Beautiful work, I admire your micro skills in metal work. Nicely executed pin rail too. The stanchion definitely look alright.

    I would like to see  some more pics of your progress.




  3. wow, that looks phantastic, is the propeller laminated wood or painted plastic? If ist si painted, how did you do that? Greeting, Rudolf
  4. Wow Walter, you are using some really innovative methods! Will follow your build closely. Greetings, Rudolf
  5. Very impressive, Walter. what kind of wood are you using? Greeting, Rudolf
  6. Hi don, This ship is definitely on my list. I am pulling up a chair. Is tahta an Austro-Hungarian flag? Greetings, Rudolf
  7. thank you, that clears it up. Very ingenious !
  8. Hi Jens, beautiful work, the bulwarks are super, how did you adatch the stanchions to the aluminium bulwarks? Greetings, Rudolf
  9. Hi Dirk, Beautiful work, I admire how you use paint. Just the right amount of color to enhance the appearance of your woodwork. Keep the pics coming!
  10. Hello Carlos, Congratulions to your model. I especially like the combination of the POB construction and your phantastic timber work on the surface of the model, much like in full scale ship building. Greetings Rudolf
  11. Hi Ed, as you suggested I printed the patterns aout in original size on A4 paper, it worked well, there was no distortion. A few years ago I tried to plank a model of Red Jacket scatch build to Mr Crothers´ plans. I juts could not plant the round counter properly altough I tried spilling. Will try your method if find the time for modelling again. Your planking job is exceptional, but once paited will it be visible at all? The book is a joy to read and a motivation to start buildng again as soon as possible. Greetings, Rudolf
  12. Hi Ed, Since last week i am a proud owner of your book. Outstanding, I must say. one question though: i have no American legal or letter sized paper, can the bulkhead patterns for the 1/96 version be printed on A4 paper too, and if so what must I change in the setting on the pdfs? Thanks again for your fabulous work on clipper ship model building. Greetings, Rudolf
  13. Jan, simply beautiful! Do you DC FIX brand of foil? If so which kind of wood specifically? Keep the pictures coming! Greetinges , Rudi
  14. Rudolf

    Trip to Italy

    Ken, Camogli was a major port for sea going sailing ships in the 19th century. Today it is still stunnigly beautiful and there is also a small maritime museum. Enjoy yor stay! Rudolf
  15. Hello Klaus, Beautiful build, congratulations! I assume the cabin door opens to the inside, as otherwise it would interfere with the steering stick? Greetings, Rudolf

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