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  • Birthday 02/28/1964

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    Wasa , Golden Hind and Military modeling scale 1/72

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  1. And yes, Each glue has a self-life (expiration date). That means : The manufacturer guarantees the correct operation of his product (or should do this .... ) until this expiration date. This applies only to unopened packaging As soon as the package is opened, the product's "aging" begins to accelerate. And the promised shelf-life date will probably not be achieved. Once the CA glue is opened and applied to the pieces to be glued. The CA glue does not react with the oxygen in the air ( as I first thought). But with the humidity in the air. It takes a few seconds to attach A few minutes to attach good And it takes 24 hours to cure completely. The best storage method for CA glue once opened: Thoroughly clean the cap of the tube Tighten the cap of the tube extra with tape. So, airtight and no cold storage for CA glue My opened CA glue lasts about 1 year If opened and stored in the refrigerator : Cyanoacrylates are moisture-sensitive, and moving from a cool to a hot location will create condensation; after removing from the refrigerator, it is best to let the adhesive reach room temperature before opening. Each time you take CA glue out off the refrigerator. There is condensation which reacts with the glue. CA lijm.pdf
  2. Each glue, and chemical, has a shelf life date. I think the rapid action of ca glue is because it reacts with the oxygen in the air. I can ask this at the factory where I work (we make glue and other chemicals). But this may take a while I keep my ca glue airtight with tape and do not keep it in the refrigerator. Stays well for at least one year. Maybe I'll have more info later
  3. Today i made myself a watch opener. I was tired of paying each time 8 or 9 euros to the watchmaker to replace a battery. Now I buy my own batteries for 0.5 euros each. The distance between the pins is adjustable So watch big or small watch, i replace the battery myself. Designing and making this tool was fun .
  4. Dag Patrick


    misschien ben je hiermee wijzer ?








    1. Backer




      Dit bevestigd helemaal wat ik al vermoedde.

      De onderste "wale" bevind zich net boven de waterlijn.


      Ik maak er een "post" van in mijn bouwlog.

      Eerst nog wat studeren over dit onderwerp.

      Via de tekening van Mathew Baker moet dit zelfs rekenkundig te bewijzen zijn.

      Hoop ik ;)



      Hoe is't met de kat (wij hadden vroeger ook katten, vandaar)







  5. I would say. Go for it. But dont let it see to the admiral. Hide it until it is almost ready Then there is no way back between you and the finish LOL
  6. Thanks for the positive comments. Have you used this approach before? Scott, No. This was my very first lantern on my first ship. It is made in plastic because I have most experience with this material from my military modeling But I remember this advice when I make a lantern for my Golden Hind.
  7. Michael, I did fair the bulkheads before installing the filler blocks. Since I did not have good drawings. I had to draw my own bulckheads (frames) These filler blocks have saved my model. For me it is like the first planking on the hull. But with more space for sanding away any errors
  8. If I understand it correctly (i hope), the question is about filler blocks. This way I made my blocks. Be careful with the grinder. Sanding goes quickly.
  9. No. But the general shape of this model of the Golden Hind seems to look good.
  10. I have to now only focused on English shipbuilding late 16th century (for my Golden Hind). Even the early 16th century building method looks to be different from this. perhaps there is no general correct answer to this question. What type of ship? What time period? which nation? Maybe even on which shipyard the ship is build? Each time period and country apparently had its own rules and habits.
  11. Look at page 25 of this pdf thesis bates.pdf and :
  12. Thanks I apparently responded too quickly. Next time (for me) first read the info carefully and then make a new topic
  13. Dear administrators, It looks like I still can delete my own toppic ! Remember the Pegasus build . I thought this was turned off Apologize if I'm wrong
  14. Lorne, I will never use them. So you can have these parts. Shipping costs will be your biggest expense Send me a message where you live (or just which country you live). Then I can see what the price will be. You can then decide whether you still want them or not. Groetjes Greetings