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  1. tapering masts

    I still like the 100%-manual approach best: less risk of breaking, less risk of taking too much (and start over again) Jan
  2. Is it? Getting them square is one, but you will have to check whether the keel isn't warped. Also (speaking from experience) the slots in the frames have to be dead-center, otherwise eveything can be square,but your deck will be warped. Jan
  3. I found it just by accident, I intended to hit the lower left corner....
  4. I had the same problem, and I discovered how it worked (after trying for ....) It did work for me on a pc, but not on my iPad. Edit the post, and go to the bottom part, where you have the uploaded pictures. in the lower left of the pic is the plus-sign to include the pic in the post, and in the lower right corner, is -very faintly - a grey-coloured dustbin (it shows more clearly when you hover over it wirh your mouse). Hit the dust-bin, and hey presto edit: on my iPad I don't see the dustbin, but hitting the lower right corner of the pic does the tric anyway.
  5. Billings Boats Dutch Schouw

    You can find a kind of build log over here: http://www.riksgewijs.nl/modelbouw/scheepsverslagen/friese-schouw/ Jan
  6. Billings Boats Dutch Schouw

    Here are some pics (after removing a serious amount of dust ) As I said, it was my first plank on frame kit, and it was a bit difficult for me: no experience, no power tools, no hobbyshop around the corner for replacement, and no MSW to guide me along I remember tha getting the front and backend fit to the bottom didn'w quite work out as a wanted (the end-pieces needed some serious amount of bevel, which my sandpaper just woulnd't do, as it also wouldn;t remove the numers wich were painted inside the pieces) Also, I danded the sides flat, but actually, the top plank should be sanded flat, but with a nice edge. And I had some problems with the rigging (yeah.....) as Billings hadn't put enough of those silly plastic blocks in the kit (how difficult can it be to count till ten ). Wit respect to size: it is a large scale boat, around 60 cm high and long. All in all, as a thirteen-year old boy I enjoyed it, and I even did another Billings after that. Jan
  7. 4 pieces as in: 30mm x 2mm x 2mm ? Sometimes I wonder why kit-sellers just don't include enough strip of the size they need...... Assuming my assumption is coorect. Wallnut is pretty tough and can have quite some grain, and 4mm is too thick to use a knife. My guess is that using a knife will lead to splitting and splintering of the wood. recommendation 1: Is the piece going to be painted? if so: try finding some strip in a size that matches the 2x2mm thickness you need. recommendation 2: I have some small (thin, and rather sharp) X-acto saw blades that can be put in a knife-holder. These are much finer than normal fretsaws, etc. Couldn't find an X-acto pic, so I took an other one. Jan
  8. Actually, I don't care the number of my posts..... So I didn't check before, and therefore I can't tell you the difference for my counts. It sounds plausible, as the likes are counted as 'activity' under the new system. Jan
  9. Billings Boats Dutch Schouw

    I'll have to seriously remove some dust, and do some minor restoration Jan
  10. Billings Boats Dutch Schouw

    The funny thing was that it was build upside down, and that planking consisted of dive planks only. I wonder wheteher or not your wood will still take bending strain, or that it has become brittle over the last 20-something years. Jan
  11. Billings Boats Dutch Schouw

    Not tpp strange that you can not find a log: the model was pretty well out of production when internet started. it was my first larger wooden kit. So yes, I did this ship, and it is still in my room (somewhere under a large pile of dust ) at leats, i think you mean this one Jan
  12. What have you received today?

    Took me half an hour, but it worked. Stupid iPhone....
  13. What have you received today?

    Just a humble package to add to my to-do list. problem is: mu iphone creates pics that are too large to upload
  14. Them Old Jokes

    I preferred the original (even when it was only one third of the sun blocked)