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  1. Another alternative is to use either auto pin striping tape or tapes available from chartpak in the width you want. I used chartpak tape for the waterline on the Bluenose II that I built 35 years ago and it still looks as good as the day it was put on. I used clear lacquer to coat the tape once installed. As is typical, I responded half way through a thought and assumed you would know where I was. Let me make myself clear on this. I did not paint a waterline, I used tape instead of paint for the waterline.
  2. OCCRE San Francisco Cable Car

    A very nice model 1:24 scale about 15" long. Do not attempt this kit unless you are comfortable doing a lot of painting. Every single piece of this model has to be painted and some painted two or three times. Other than that, a relatively easy build. Paul
  3. Transport of a ship

    In support of Dan's answer. My son made a 12 hour driving trip from North Carolina to New Jersey with 2 ship models in the back of a Mustang. One was on the back seat secured by seatbelts and the other was on the back seat floor surrounded by pillows all around to prevent any movement. Some other important points. The models were secured to stands with screws into the hulls. Further, the stands were also secured to the bases of their display cases with screws. There was absolutely no damage at all. Paul
  4. I think your CA might be old (it will go bad) or you are putting too much into the joint, or the temperature was too cold. Less is more when using CA. I have put CA on the tips of every plank I have ever installed installed using PVA everywhere else on the plank with great success and not had to use any pins (nails) or clamps. Of course I did over bend the planks as well as use the electric plank bender directly on the joint to set the glue faster. Enjoy, it is always a learning experience. Paul

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