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Steve J

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    Astronomy, history, ship modeling

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  1. Steve J

    Revenge vs Sao Miguel

    Thanks for the info about the index. I'll certainly put it to good use.
  2. Steve J

    Revenge vs Sao Miguel

    Hi everyone, I just finished my build of the Friesland, and am looking for my next build. I narrowed my choices to either Amati's Revenge or Mamoli's Sao Miguel. Has anyone out there built either one (or both) of these? I'm looking for information about the kits such as quality of parts, completeness of plans, etc. Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated. Steve
  3. Hi Tadeusz, Thanks for the pictures. They'll be a big help. Have a Merry Christmas. Steve
  4. I'm building Mamoli's Friesland (Dutch 80 gunner from 1663) and I'm wondering what color scheme was used on Dutch ships of this era. I remember reading that the Dutch lion was red, but that's about all I know. Does anybody have any knowledge about this, or perhaps give me a reference that I can look up? I'm especially interested in the colors of the metal decorations. Thanks, Steve J
  5. Thanks for the tip UncleDuck. I'll try that next time I want to add a link. I think I might have done that when I tried Chrome, I can't remember. For some reason, though, I linked the page the post was on, but not the actual post. Steve J
  6. Steve J

    mamoli customer service

    I had the same issue a model I bought from Mamoli through Model Expo. They gave me the address: Mamolimodel@mamolimodel.com. I contacted them and they sent the missing parts to me through ME.
  7. I'm running Windows 8 and IE 10. This conversation is going well over my head.
  8. I normally run Internet Explorer, that's what I'm used to. When I tried Chrome I managed to link the page but not the specific post. I honestly don't know how I did it. I simply don't get the dropdown menu with the same options as in the instructions, and that's where I get stuck.
  9. When I try to add an MSW link to a post according to the instructions (I am not very computer literate), when I right click on the post number I should get a drop down box where one of the options is "Copy Link Location", and I don't get this. This is where I get stuck.
  10. Thanks for the tip, cdogg. I tried Chrome and managed to get the page copied but not the actual post. Am I doing something wrong?
  11. I recently got a new computer that runs on Windows 8. When I tried to establish a link on a recent post per the instructions, it didn't work. I had problems with other programs involving Windows 8, and I'm thinking that may be the case here. Can someone look into this?
  12. I'm really disappointed that there won't be any more updates to your build, but I don't blame you for taking the money. I would, however, like to follow up on a couple of items: how do you make the ornamentation look so nice and shiny, and what is JB Weld, the stuff you use to attach the ornamentation? Where can I get it? Many thanks for your excellent posts and pictures. I'll miss the updates. Steve J
  13. Hi Greatgalleons, I got my Friesland kit recently and have started to work in it. It's only my second build, so I'll be relying heavily on your posts to guide me along. The quarter galleries look especially challenging. Mamoli has made some changes to the kit because the first thing I checked were the lower deck cannons, and they appear to be the correct length. There may be other improvements but I don't know yet. The one obvious disappointment is that the mast dowels are not made of walnut but some light wood that I'll have to stain, although I'll probably just buy some walnut dowels. At any rate, keep the posts, especially the pictures, coming. If my build comes out looking anything like yours I'll be extremely happy. Steve J
  14. Steve J

    Mamoli's Friesland

    Thanks for the responses, guys. I will follow Great Galleon's build for sure. Steve J
  15. Steve J

    Mamoli's Friesland

    I'm expecting delivery of this kit within the next week or two, and I'm wondering if anyone out there has built this model. I'd like to have any comments, pitfalls to avoid, etc. regarding this kit. Also, being a history buff, I'd like to make this model as historically accurate as possible. Can anyone guide me to any resources that may help me in this regard?

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