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  1. Now I have to stash this mast somewhere where it won’t get damaged while I continue the rest of the build.
  2. I am Epoxing some bamboo skewers to the inside of the masts to make them a little more stiffer . I am having to remount one of the yards on my first mass since I accidentally snapped it off when I was moving I am having to remount one of the yards on my first mast since I accidentally snapped it off when I was moving out it, CRAP!
  3. Antonio Vasquez

    Putting a loop on block ends

    I’m sorry, I am not understanding your reply. “ you can take the tackle thread and tie it to the strap thread before you strap the block “ that has me confused.
  4. What is the best way to put a loop on each end of a 4 mm block? I could use some thread to tie the block to the mast , and what it supposed to have a loop on the other end of the block and I’m not sure how to go about doing that.
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    Brown paint separating

    It was parchment paper that I was using I guess I’ll get wax paper try and see if it doesn’t separate as much .Thank you for the input
  6. I am using a wet pallet to put my pants in while I paint. I am noticing that every time I paid with my brown Vallejo paint it starts to separate and gets a yellow oily substance on top. This never happens with the black paint or the black primer that I use. Has anybody else experienced this ,or am I doing something wrong?
  7. Antonio Vasquez

    Does this placement of studdingsail booms look correct?

    It is a 1/96 Constitution Revell model. I am replacing the plastic yards with wooden ones. The instructions said to “ lash the boom heels” I thought that’s what they meant. Ooops!
  8. These blocks I ordered from Syren are really nice. I think it’s going to be really hard to get the line through those little holes.
  9. Are the booms too far off of the yard?
  10. My first set of wooden yards is ready for foot ropes and blocks. I’d like the footropes to be somewhat stiff. I used diluted white glue on my rope coils but I wonder if varnish would work better or not.
  11. Anyone had any experience with these? https://www.amazon.com/AIT-Handmade-Crafting-Exquisite-Watercolors/dp/B010KM5KPM
  12. I wouldn’t mind spending a little more for good brushes if I knew what to buy.
  13. As I am painting I am noticing that the tips of my brushes continue to curl as well as separate. I never leave my brush is soaking in water or solvent so I’m not sure whether tips are curling like they are. I purchased some Vallejo Acrylic paints and am very happy with the paint. Is there a certain paint brush that works good with these paints?
  14. I went ahead and sanded flats on the center of the boom after scribing lines with my plastic scriber. I think it will be a lot more visible once it’s painted .

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