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Katoom

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  1. Just to provide closure in case someone else has a similar question and finds this post... I was able to get what I wanted by Following the topic in question then view it in an activity with unread messages. When you go to the topic from an activity it will take you to the next unread message so then you can jump to the last page of the topic. Subsequently when you go to the topic from the activity you will be taken to the new unread messages rather than the earlier unread messages on pages that you skipped. Kevin
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    Spankydude1

    Condolences on your loss. It is very kind of you during this time to think of others and I am sure that you will find some worthy soul to carry on your husband's modelling legacy. Best wishes for the future. Kevin
  3. Is there an easy way to mark an individual topic as Read? Often I wish to mark a topic as read without looking at every page (some are many pages!) and just monitor new activity. I realize that I can follow the topic but when I read from an activity stream I will be taken to the first unread message. It seems like one way to mark a set of topics as read is to follow them then create an activity stream for followed topics and mark that activity stream as Read. However, not all topics that I follow do I wish to "skip" pages. Ain't I a pill? Kevin
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    Intro from Perth WA

    If you are looking for an wasy way to find build logs for a kit, there is a quick index posted in the first message here: Quick Find Indexes to Build Logs for Kits For scratch built I do not know. Good luck! Kevin
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    Yet Another Returnee

    Howdy Steven, can I just pay the fine instead?! Seriously, I have seen how valuable all of the build logs are in this forum and wish to be a good citizen but at the same time it is difficult to see much value in my own production of "nautical decorations". In spite of that, I am sure that each member who has the courage to start one has thought more or less the same thing as there are so many build logs demonstrating exceptional craft and even artistry. In addition, Chuck's Medway longboat is really interesting and very tempting but the price of entry seems to be starting a build log. In addition to getting into the production queue. We shall see! Kevin
  6. Howdy! Before introducing myself I would just like to say how impressed I am with the civility and generosity of the people on this forum. The beautiful work done by so many contributors is obvious but without such a well-run forum I cannot imagine how I would ever be able to enjoy what so many are willing to share. I don't know who deserves the credit but I do know that these things do not happen by accident. I have long been away from the hobby and have not worked on anything since the early 1990's. In part this is probably due to moving away from Colorado and the positive influences of Phil at Boulder Hobbies and Frenchy DeVynck who encouraged my efforts. Much has changed since my time away, the availability and breadth of information is outstanding! Rather than relying on just my own little library of books and magazines to answer some question, I now find that on this forum that there are already many viewpoints and experiments. My interest has been in models of wooden sailing ships, so far exclusively from kits with some kit bashing. Kid Stuff: (long gone) USS Constitution (plastic, Unknown manufacturer) Cutty Sark (plastic, Unknown manufacturer) Bluenose (Solid hull, Dumas?) Completed: Mayflower (Solid hull, Graupner, destroyed) Yacht Mary (POB, Mamoli, Gift to a relative and now lost) Dutch Gunboat (POB, Mantua, Sold and now lost) Lexington (POB, Aeropiccola, in my office) In Progress: HMS Victory (POB, Mamoli) Swift (POB, Artesania Latina) Armed Launch (pseudo-POB, Panart) In the Box: (Argh, so many guns!!) San Felipe (POB, Panart) Mysticque Xebec (POB, Corel) Royal Caroline (POB, edit: Panart, not Mamoli) Thanks for allowing my participation here and I will attempt to break free of my default lurker status. Kevin

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