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About RussR

  • Birthday 10/22/1944

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    Muskogee, Oklahoma
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    History, Reading, Magic Performance,

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  1. There was four solded on Ebay (USA): Aug. 12, 2018 Aug. 16, 2018 Aug. 29, 2018 and the last one Oct. 06, 2018 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aeropiccola-Torino-Ralt-RA-5-Plank-Bender-Molding-Iron-Model-Boats-Ships-Italian-/392139232350?hash=item5b4d51d45e%3Ag%3AS-oAAOSwy2pbt7ps&nma=true&si=hOz8Y6lAHha6lnImNBzgRglaE1o%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 One has to be patient for when one comes along.
  2. Thanks, Kurt. This is probably what I am doing wrong. And I am not following up with a water rinse after the acetone soak. RussR
  3. How do you paint photo etched and metal parts. I have cleaned with alcohol or acetone and sanded to rough up the surfaces and the paint won't stay on. Is the trick to get some enamel paint for metal parts? I am using Vallejo Acrylic Primer.
  4. Great job on the model and video. I like the music selection as well. Yours is the 1st completed Hermione that I know of. This helps to keep me motivated to finish mine. RussR
  5. Great job. Your self discipline has payed off. This kit is a welcome change from the normal kit. Some like the natural wood finished ship without sails. This kit has the full package for me. It sands out from the rest. And that is what motivates me to continue. (not to say others are wrong) You are correct. I work on my Hermione everyday. Even if only for an hour a day. What is your next project? Or will you be taking a break?
  6. RussR

    What type of wood is this?

    So the moral to this story is, don't buy boxwood from ModelExpo. I don't think there is any confusion.
  7. Here is the latest as requested. There isn't much to look at because I covered the hull up because I keep messing up the paint and I even temporary lost one of the cannons.
  8. Great job, she looks beautiful. It took a lot of discipline on your part to complete. I am still coming along (slowly) with mine. I would send you some photos but I have the hull covered to protect the paint. Seems like I can spend many hours on it and get very little done. But a little progress is better than none. Which reminds me of a friend that built a home built airplane over many years. He said the secret is to do something everyday. If you do nothing the project stops. What do you think of the CD that came with it? I think I would like regular plans and instructions better. RussR
  9. Check out Fnick's other thread about this saw. Link:
  10. No one would have noticed if you hadn't told us. It looks fine to me. RussR
  11. How did you hold it? I have to do something similar with my Hermione build. RussR
  12. Here is praying that all of our North Carolina friends can stay high and dry.
  13. RussR

    Lost Cannon

    I found the lost cannon and didn't have to replace.
  14. I bought a used one for $50 to upgrade from a miter box and hobby saw. I cut 5mm thick bass wood strips with it but don't rush it. For a new one, 100 to 120 pounds is about right. But it has limitations. It dose what it was designed to do. I like it. Of course it won't do what a $400 saw can do. RussR
  15. RussR

    Lost Cannon

    At present I am building a AL 1/89 scale Hermione, and I have lost one of the 12 pound cannons. The options at present are: 1. Buy a hobby lathe and make one. ($200 plus) 2. Buy one. (good chance not matching) 3. Make one out of wood. (with my limited tools and know how, doubtful) 4. Try to cast one in resin. 5. Forget it and go without it. At the moment I am favoring option 5. Unless there is a better option I haven't though of. RussR

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