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About ca.shipwright

  • Birthday 06/18/1944

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  1. If you use a number 2 pencil, as I do, Make sure you do not color only the top edge corner of the plank. Color the entire side edge. If you don't, when it comes time to finish sanding the deck, you may sand all the color off and wind up with no caulking. Please don't as me how I know this. Regards
  2. Found the book through Clare Hess, a Model Ship World member. Isn't life grand!!!!!!!
  3. Danny, Do you happen to have the Asian sites; URLs by chance. I tried Google and there are very poor search results. Can you kind out what the least expensive cost is two mail about a 2.5 lb. book to Richmond, VA, USA? I would be greatful.
  4. You can also drill a hole through the pedestal crossways across the arms. Place the keel in the pedstal and drill the same hole through the keel. Take brass rod on the same diameter and run it through. If it is tight, nothing further to do. If there is a little slop, the put some CA on the rod and then insert it. Model Expo sells two sizes of pedestals . Using this pair should give you the proper waterline alignment. Hope this help
  5. Bottom line: Copyright protection is granted for 70 years in the US, whether the author is alive or dead. It makes no difference if the book is out of print, the copyright is still in force.
  6. Thanks Kurt and Doug. A world wide search turned up 42 copies for sale. Prices were $195.00 to $4995.00 (no typo). I must be loosing my mind. I can wait. The Connie is about 18 months out on the ways as I work on my Victory.
  7. Thanks Danny. Postage from AUS is $50 US for a total of $122 US. I am going to do what Doug did and watch and wait for a reasonable price. My Connie build is probably 2 years out- lots of time yet.
  8. Well, Under the heading of "If it seems to good to be true, it usually is". Just received notice that the AOS Constitution,from Bookbyte, is all of a sudden out of stock and a refund is issued. So much for the bargain. The seller must have woken up.
  9. Thanks Ken. It's on the way. Chuck- it did not occur to me that a PDF copy would be a copyright violation. With all the e- everything, including books, I thought it was legitimate. My apologies. I like to think I am more ethical than this. Bye the way, it appears that the book is out of print. Even the Constitution Museum store where I ordered it 3 weeks ago can't get a copy.
  10. Zoly, I sure would like to give it a try. Let me know how to procede. Thanks
  11. Hi Folks, I'm looking to buy a copy of the AOS 44 Gun Frigate Constitution by Marquardt. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  12. Build a build-board (lots of examples here). I use 2 x 2 in L-shaped aluminum stock cut into 2 in lengths. Clamping to the center keel and bulkhead get you perpendicular to the center keel. Clamp the bulk head with the aluminum piece pressed down to the building gets the bulkhead to get perpendicular vertically. Do both at the same time. You can get the aluminum at Lowes or Home Depot. It is soft and cuts easily with a saw, band, table or even a hack saw. Keep the 90 deg. bend facing up and the two legs on the saw table. You don't even have to worry about making a perfect cut since you are really only using the 90 deg. bend for accuracy. Hope this helps
  13. Now, that is something I've never seen on a stern. I have seen other printed pieces for use on other parts of the ship. Regards