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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. 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. bogeygolpher

    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
  5. bogeygolpher

    Masting a ship

    Your rigging will secure it in place.
  6. bogeygolpher

    Masts and spars off-site ?

    From "Ship Modeling Simplified" by Frank Mastini, page 77, "Before we step the masts. we'll attach all the necessary rigging". That is exactly what I have done for the 9 ships I have built and cannot imagine doing it any other way. I tie the blocks and lines onto the yards, then put the yards onto the masts and install as many lines as are possible, labeling them and letting them hang loose. Agreed, it looks a mess when the masts are finally stepped however I am convinced it is a lot easier to do as much as is possible off the ship rather than after the masts are in place. Paul
  7. Thank you. I read your post previously but did not think of in terms of my problem. DUH on my part.
  8. Please forgive my ignorance but I need a little hand holding here. Back to my original question and your response. Per your suggestion I went to each of the topics I am interested in and indicated "following" with no notifications. When at the home page. exactly what steps should I be taking to only show those topics I am following. When I click on "content I follow" on the upper right it takes me to a page titled "Content I follow" and says showing all content I follow, but it shows only content where I have posted since the conversion. What I would like to see is any unread posts in only all of the topics I am following. Thank for your patience.
  9. Is there some way to control which topics are shown when using the activity feature? I tried to select the topics I am interested in however that does not seem to work, and if it does it appears that I have to make the selections every time I log in.. To clarify, there are many topics that I am not interested in and would prefer not seeing those whenever I click on unread content. I was able to do that somehow with the old system but cannot determine how to do it with the new system. Thanks, Paul
  10. Gregory, Great cheap idea! Thanks for sharing.
  11. Try this on EBAY http://www.ebay.com/itm/Center-Finder-No-800-2875-Robert-Larson-/152051780497
  12. bogeygolpher

    Does it have to be wood?

    In my humble opinion, if you are going to call it a wooden ship model, those elements that would be made of wood on a real ship, should be made of wood. Non wood ship elements, I'm not sure it really makes any difference unless you're building it for a museum. Paul
  13. bogeygolpher

    Advice about attachinng eyebolts

    I do exactly what Dave described using only CA and do not recall ever having an eyebolt come loose.

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