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About tigerdvr

  • Birthday 03/06/1938

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    The USA, wood model ships, Naval history, aviation, Firearms of all types

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  1. Hope you get to do it at 80 like me! Cheers, Harley
  2. tigerdvr

    Unskilled and Inexperienced

    Welcome aboard. Much good advice has been offered here. Maybe the most important may be to use the build logs as lessons but don't expect to match the experts yet. The Masters have, for the most part, been building for many years and have made all the mistakes that you will probably make. So you learn from your mistakes and surge ahead. Try not to get down on yourself because your model doesn't look like one you have followed on this site. I think I have found this to be the biggest challenge, being realistic in my expectations. Go slow and have fun, it's just work if you are not enjoying it. Sometimes if you feel overwhelmed, the best move is to walk away from the workbench for a day or so. Patience is definitely a virtue. Regards, Harley
  3. It just keeps on getting better, very well done sir
  4. An excellent home for an excellent ship model. Well done. Cheers, Harley
  5. We all need help, I don't think there is a cure😨😣, but we keep on forging ahead anyway😏
  6. Great work, what are using to patch the hull? Thanks, Harley
  7. tigerdvr

    Veryfire Kits

    Does anyone have experience with Veryfire plastic kits? Thanks, Harley
  8. You can almost hear those engines throbbing. Great job.
  9. JMHO, Gorilla wood glue seems to work well. Most of my Confederacy has been constructed with the Gorilla. Cheers, Harley
  10. I have something older but similar to your Sand-It. Do you find that you are only using a small portion of the sandpaper before you have to replace it? Thanks, Harley
  11. tigerdvr

    Coiling Lines Option

    I didn't anticipate dowsing the model but some people are more susceptible to various fluids than others. That's why so many stains, paints, lacquers, etc. are specific on use in well ventilated areas.
  12. tigerdvr

    Coiling Lines Option

    Does the lacquer method have fumes?
  13. Greetings Gahm, I just caught up on your excellent log. Your hammocks are really outstanding as is the description and pictures of the methodology you used to create them. Having seven ties on the hammocks was the detail icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing. Harley
  14. tigerdvr

    Coiling Lines Option

    Just an experiment. I'll try some different applications and see what happens. Yours is a good point as to the longevity of the applications, thanks. Cheers, Harley
  15. Your SWAN sir, is terrific. I admire your skills. Thanks for sharing.

    Regards, Harley

    1. hollowneck


      Thank you Harley.


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