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About pirozzi

  • Birthday 01/01/1943

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    Carson City, Nevada USA
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    Wood Ship Modelling. Tall Ships

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  1. The website says that you have to get special information on shipping to the USA. They give an email address to ask. I have sent 2 messages with no response. What to do? Did you have the same issue? Vince P.
  2. pirozzi

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    Welcome aboard mate! Vince P.
  3. If is that bad, why don't you just double plank it. Use a thin layer of about 0.5mm x 5.0mm walnut over the first layer. Many kits are double planked for just this reason. The first layer is course to cover frames. Then second layer is easy to apply and will look good. Vince P. 😁
  4. Thanks for the info mate. It sure looks efficient and neat. Also glad you decided to stick it out here. We are a great group and do help each other out immensely. I for one have been building models for decades, and I learn something new every time I log on. Vince P.
  5. I am still plugging along slowly. I decided to add Catharpins to the lower shrouds. They probably will be hard to notice, but this is just another bit of detail I am putting into this model. Vince P.
  6. Hi There, I would like to order that Building Slip you have. It is just what I need. Did you have trouble getting it shipped to the US? There is some rule about a 10kg minimum weight limit and this is just 7.4kg. Thanks, Vince P.
  7. pirozzi

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    Welcome aboard mate! Vince P. 😁
  8. I like your workbench. Is that custom made or maybe a fancy computer desk. Vince P. 😁
  9. Hi Mike, I did use the cloth from the kit but there was not enough. Since sewing is out of my league, I had a friend of mine who happens to be a seamstress, make the basic sails. She found more cloth that closely matched the kit. I had her stain the cloth with tea because it was very white. Real sails had a stained and weathered look. The tea did the job. When she delivered the sails, I added the corner cringles, the edge ropes, and the reefing ties. I think adding the sails makes for a more authentic model. It does however add a considerable amount of labor and supplies. Vince
  10. The new look to the site is great and very professional. Nice work everybody. Vince P.
  11. pirozzi

    Hello from therealangrysailor

    Welcome aboard mate and thank you for your service. Vince P.
  12. Great work. Such a small scale.
  13. Thanks Pete. It is fun to include as much detail as possible. The plans are very precise, but you really have to read them over and over to pick out every little detail.
  14. Completed the main mast and stepped it into the ship along with all of the standing and running rigging and the sails. Huge amount of additional rigging for the sails. Still have to complete the lower shrouds and braces. Next up is to complete the lower shrouds and rattlings for the foremast since the majority of the rigging to the decks is now completed. The remainder of the staysail running rigging ties off to the foremast shrouds before tying off to the deck. Vince P.

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