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  1. Chooflaki

    Pirated CAF LeRenommee to Be Available

    Piracy is disturbing but what is more disturbing is that some of these high end kits are too damned good. No one else is making anything quite like them. I haven’t seen anything as advanced since Lauckstreet Shipyard were in business. Which makers are going to step up to the plate and challenge them? The know how is there. As the old saying goes, “use it or lose it”.
  2. Chooflaki

    Kit Manufacturer Links

    I would add these, Kolderstok from Holland And Hachette Fascicoli from Italy Plus Falkonet from Russia. Also Chris Craft. USA. EDIT FROM MSW: Done! The Chris Craft site was for finished models.
  3. Agree, shellac can be applied with a brush in multiple layers to build a magnificent deep finish on models. Applying with a pad works better for large surface areas as in furniture. Available in various tones including a clear version known as white shellac. The finish is very durable and long lasting but easily scratched. But then again is very easy to repair. On static models potential damage should not be a problem. Be aware that glueing wood over shellac coated wood does not stick very well. The bond will eventually fail.
  4. Chooflaki

    Interesting new model ship company

    La Couronne?
  5. Chooflaki

    Brass piano hinges

    Look at this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Voyager-Models-1-35-Hinges-3-Middle-for-General-Use/272934290165?hash=item3f8c26c2f5:g:xNkAAOSwEEBaC-5c

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