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  1. For 2nd planking I am trying iron on glue sheets used in the veneer industry It seems quick and clean How long it will last I dont know I used iron on veneer for my last model and it is still ok after 2 years
  2. Hi here we go again I saw this Billings kit on E bay at what I thought was a very reasonable price but unfortunately it was an older kit with no fittings :o After an internet search nothing seemed to be available to buy so I thought I had bought some expensive firewood or paint stirrers On a whim I E mailed the seller to see if he had any bits he might have tucked away , he replied that he had a full Coral fittings kit that he would send me for free :) So the mongrel has started I didn't like the printed deck so I used some 1/16 ply as a false deck and then planked with Tanganika (I think) using Nigel's (NMBROOK) method of using black tissue paper to simulate caulking pace is a bit slow as time is at a premium at the moment any comments from any of the other Wasa builders here would be appreciated Andy
  3. Hi Chuck thanks for getting in touch Unfortunately the model is at the moment on the top of the wardrobe gathering dust like a lot of others I suspect ? I hope to one day re start maybe when the weather turns bad it has been much too nice a spring and summer here in the UK to be sat in the workshop
  4. Hi just a thought about ordering blocks from non EU countries you will have to also pay VAT and import costs much to my cost ! Syren ship models blocks are well worth the extra expense maybe some enterprising chap could buy them in bulk from Chuck (if he can supply bulk orders) and sell them in the UK ? maybe it would make them a bit more affordable
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    Your favorite saying

    my gran ..... about my granddad if he hadn't died he would have lived to be 100 !!!
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    Tweezers - Japanese vendor Kaneshin

    Hi I have some excellent tweezers by tweezerman available from several suppliers on Amazon or E bay used mainly by ladies to inflict pain on themselves plucking eyebrows etc
  7. Hi all I have just bought a Proxxon DH40 planner a.d wondered if anyone has tried removing the blades and covering the drum with sandpaper held in place with the blades clamps so making a sander thicknesser with controlled in feed a fault that I have read about with many others on the market Andy
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    Knife handle

    Hi sorry for the delay in replying you can fit the blade at any length I use standard scalpel blades from Swan Morton I find them to me reasonably priced and very sharp
  9. Hi all I have just received a new knife handle and am so impressed with it that I thought you would like to know about it it is by Veritas they class it as a carving knife but I find that it is useful as my general knife handle for most operations It will take most blades x acto or scalpel blades . Because it has an oval handle it will not roll off the bench which is a good safety feature . It is not cheap but I feel that it is worth the money http://www.veritastools.com/Products/Page.aspx?p=63
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    2nd Planking With Veneer

    try looking at this post http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/9238-using-veneers-for-planking/ Andy
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    HMS Victory guided tour

    interesting video thanks
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    I want my ashes placed in my models and burnt . . like a viking !
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    Handy Tool Storeage

    Looks like a useful piece of equipment Andy
  14. Thanks for the advice Yes I have suffered from splitting And knife slips leaving my mark in more ways than I wanted ! Andy
  15. Hi l am looking for advice I am planking the deck of my Syran model and it is bent ! Do I follow the bend with the planks or do I start with a straight line from the center of the bow to the center of the stern I am thinking of going for the latter It is approximately one planks width out in the center Thanks Andy
  16. Thanks for the likes and comments Fortunately Spyglass Chuck has as usual thought of everything and I have a full size deck plan to work from Andy
  17. Hi thanks for all your advice the deck is now planked and I don't think it looks too bad as expected it isn't even port/starboard but by the time all the deck furniture and guns are fitted I don't think anyone will notice (apart from ME !) Andy
  18. Thanks for all the advise this is really a great site when you get a bit stuck I just wish I had the skill and experience to help others and join in a bit more Andy
  19. Thanks Antony and Clare for your advise the only thought I had was that the deck would look odd if where the planks were nibbed intp the margin plank they would be out of sync port/starboard but i think that would be less noticable when covered by the guns etc than the centre furniture not looking correct Sorry Antony I havn't done a build log I have some photo's so maybe I should Thanks Andy
  20. Hi Keith that was my thoughts the hull is complete so I don't realy want to re duo anything
  21. the lines meet at the bow and stern thanks Andy
  22. Hi thanks for the replies in the photo the red line is the centre line between the bulwarks the black line is the line from the centre of the bow to to the centre of the stern
  23. I find an iron to be excelent for hull planking not your good lady;s though if you ever want a shirt ironing again
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    1970's Billing Boats Wasa Help

    The cannons are part of the basic kit I think have you got all the cast minions and soldiers ? They are what makes the kit unique take a look at some builds on the site Andy
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    1970's Billing Boats Wasa Help

    just a thought I am sort of building the same kit that I bought from E bay a problem I had was that there was no fittings with it (they were sold seperatly on early Billings kits) Billings do not supply them as seperate items anymore and they are a MAJOR part of the finished model if you don't have them then I would strongly suggest that you either buy a new complete kit and pretend it is your grandads but as been said before the Wasa isn'y realy a good first model and I think you will get very disheartened and maybe put off the wonderful hobby we all (mostly) enjoy Andy

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