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  1. That it quite right! I have noticed the mistake and will correct them. Thank you for your input!
  2. Wonderful ship nikbud! You should be proud of yourself! What are your opinions about Artesania Latina based on the kit?
  3. Oliver24

    Coloring the mast

    Thank you guys! I have painted the masts to a brown color. The ship is the Santa Maria. I will post pictures in my build log soon.
  4. Oliver24

    Dremel 8050 micro

    I have bought a Proxxon Micromot 50 in the end. It came in a pack with the main adapter, 5 drill units and several drill heads. I got it for 80 euros, approximately half the price of the Dremel 8050. I have used it to sand some stuff and I was satisfied with the results. It is fairly quiet and the speed can be adjustable just as the Dremel. One drawback is that it is not cordless.
  5. I have seen in some kits that the masts are colored. What is used for the coloring? A varnish, paint or something else? Thank you!
  6. Welcome Anna! It is a great joy to have an admiral on the forum . You will find friendly people and a lot help. All the best!
  7. Oliver24

    Dremel 8050 micro

    Unfortunately my acquisition is put on hold. The Dremel 8050 costs about 150 Euros (!!) in my country, which is above budget. I found the Proxxon micromot 50 for about 100 euros in a package with the adapter. Should I save a little bit more and get the Dremel?
  8. Grazzie mille luponero! I haven`t thought about this option. One can learn so much from you guys on here . I have advanced a little bit with my building. I used a lin seed oil over the hull to darken it a little bit. It was really smelly, but I think it was well worth it. I only brushed it once but it seems to suffice. Also, as you can see, I attached the anchors.
  9. Oliver24

    Dremel 8050 micro

    I checked my local store today: unfortunately Dremel seems to provide drill heads starting only from 0.8 mm. Proxxon on the other hand is going from 0.5 mm . Can I use the drill heads from Proxxon with a Dremel machine?
  10. Oliver24

    Dremel 8050 micro

    I would use it only for building model ships. I suppose that in the majority of cases it will be used for drilling small holes (for cannon fences for ex). My question would be what are the most commonly used drill head sizes? I guess the 1-1,5 mm is the most useful. Am I correct?
  11. Thank you for your help! I managed to bend with my fingers the shrouds on the dead eyes by pusshing them to the table. By this I managed to curve the shrouds to the form of the dead eyes.
  12. Hi guys! I am preparing to attach the anchor rope to the ship. The instructions are very breef on this one and I do not know if the rope must be squieezed through the stem of the ship through the “eyes” or just be cut in two parts and attached to the eyes. Can anyone help?
  13. Oliver24

    Dremel 8050 micro

    I guess that I will order one afterall. Seems that it has good reviews all over.

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