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  1. Finished this book recently and can also highly recommend it. I found it to be a bit Euro-centric in that it dealt mostly with England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands but I was OK with that. The book takes a more broad look at the war and concentrates more on fleet actions and naval strategy by countries and how it affected the tide of the war, vs looking at individual ship actions. Definitely recommended and I'll be searching out more of Sam Willis' books in the future!
  2. ChadB

    Ship paintings

    More awesome work Jim! Please don't ever stop posting- I love logging on and seeing the notifications for new paintings! Chad
  3. Hello old friend! Just came across your log- nice work so far! You mentioned in your first post this is the filler model before working on another Bounty? Take Care, Chad
  4. ChadB

    Ship paintings

    Wonderful as usual Jim! How long have you been painting for? Chad
  5. Oh geez... it was right under my nose! Thanks Karl!
  6. Karl- Beautiful work as usual! What type of finish do you use on your pearwood? I believe I remember reading in one of your logs at some point but I could be mistaken. Thanks, Chad
  7. Absolutely beautiful Karl!!!
  8. Absolutely beautiful Karl, as is the case with all your work. After catching up on the last few pages of your log my eagle eyes caught one small detail of Le Requin that you missed- the front is missing! I kid, I kid.... Wonderful work! Chad
  9. Holy smokes! That's going to be huge model! I'm happy I'm getting in on the ground floor of your build and will be able to follow along! Chad
  10. Wow- just sat here and read through your entire log so far. As a few other Americans mentioned, the idea of a subscription model is totally novel idea to me. It's unfortunate something like this most likely wouldn't work here since newsstands are mostly found in cities (if at all anymore) and there's not enough hobby shops around to probably carry them. It seems like it would be a great fit for new modelers so I'm surprised when you mention people giving up- I would think if you bust a railing it would be way easier to go grab another magazine and try again than have to call the supplier or buy a whole kit again (or give up). I'm curious about the magazine- is it a standard modelling magazine or is it only directions/info on that installment of the model? What is the price weekly? Looking forward to following along! Chad
  11. Very nice work Toni! May I ask how you milled the brass? Chad
  12. ChadB

    Ship paintings

    Wow Jim! I just spent the last 20 minutes catching up from the the first post to the last and I love all your work! I'd "like" every single one of your posts but I don't want to blow up your notification box.I can't even comprehend how you knock out at least one of these in an afternoon... you are truly talented! Chad
  13. Bessey makes a near-identical clamp available on Amazon. I haven't tried them but uses other Bessey clamps for larger woodworking and love them. https://www.amazon.com/Bessey-XCL2-SET-Clippix-Needle-Spring/dp/B0749RZBZJ

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