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Everything posted by mtaylor

  1. Build Log Photography

    Being a former techie and now a luddite... no IPhone for me. But yes, the phones are possibly even better than a camera for many things as the manufacturers add memory, improve the lenses and even tweak their software for consistency. Some have excellent flashes built in.
  2. Build Log Photography

    I just use my old (10 years or so) SLR Fuji digital camera. Nothing fancy, ambient light.
  3. HMS Surprise

    I last used them about 5 years ago but that's no help now. Apparently they are still at it and doing well since they're still in business. Maybe place a small order and see what the service is like?
  4. At one time, the colors were on the Victory website. I'm not sure if they still have them on the site or if they updated them.
  5. I'm with the others, Chuck. May she have a fast and full recovery. I'm with you on the rain...
  6. What have you received today?

    That is the sweetest shipmate I've seen in awhile Bill. He has that same facial expression that our Yorkie when on my lap.
  7. But you might just have that saw...
  8. Monogram 1/132 Bonhomme Richard

    The lion is what ANCRE shoes.. but that's a "best guess" from I've read. Sounds to me like you're on the right track.
  9. Let's just remember that the only difference between men and boys is the size and price of their toys. It's not like you're buying a Ferrari, right? Hmm.. tell her it's a choice... saw or red sports car. If she's like most wives, you'll have the saw.
  10. Independence Transom Detail Kit

    Thanks Lou. It wasn't for the same kit but I saw in the past things similar such as windows, carvings, and the like. No, you're not buying pirated.. I'm pretty sure of that. I just notice things like add on parts being offered and it got my curiosity up. Yeah.. I'm thinking if I can find some time, my laser could make some beer or wood money for me.
  11. Independence Transom Detail Kit

    Just curious here as I've seen other in the past who did this as "upgrades", etc. but many of them have disappeared. Is there a special webpage for these as I didn't see them on their site?
  12. It sounds like it's a "boiler plate" contract for large ships-of-the-line.
  13. Can you post a picture of what's on the plan? Maybe the parts? I'm thinking since it's English, they have much in common with other English ship's armament.
  14. Greetings

  15. Terrified

  16. Check with a moderator/admin Mike. I think restorations go in the "scratch" area.
  17. Saw blades for Byrnes saw

    Mike, Google search on the type, size, and tooth count and try setting your location in the search even if it's -USA (not USA). The Thurston specs could be used as a guide.
  18. LST 452

    Sure, it's a ship. We have quite a few kit ships (plastic and resin) and many hybrids (mixed... wood, resin, etc.).
  19. Right Kurt. I think we're both saying the same thing... I don't think anything acidic would be a good idea.
  20. Varnish won't hurt. But give some thought to a good waxing, perhaps car wax or a paste wax for wood.
  21. Ed, Either of those two methods should have worked although the thickness is probably an issue. They may need more soaking time as you didn't specify soaking time or the wood type.