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  • Birthday 04/29/1985

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    Wood for Keel/Frame Project

    Great - thank you. I will gain access and give it a look.
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    Wood for Keel/Frame Project

    Dimensional would be best. I have a scroll saw, mini chop, as well as full size circular saw and a few other pieces. But I don't think, with my skill and limited tools, I'd do to well and trying to mill down larger lumber. I would like to buy some various strip and plank and then go from there. Ryan
  3. I'm midway through a build of the Emma C. Berry. I took a year+ off due to buying and renovating a new house. In the meantime, people have been anxiously awaiting promised updates of progress. I thought a fun project, or couple, would be to recreate some of the parts of some amazing builds on MSW. A recreated frame w/ blackened nails or a full keel. Accompanied by some plans and shadowboxed. I'm struggling on two parts: I can't seem to get wood to save my life. I have placed an order at Wood Project Source, but two weeks later realized I neglected to supply a unit number in my shipping address (please note, this is an error on my end - not theirs). Reading before placing a second order, due to demand, it may be 2-3+ weeks before I can get some wood to work with. Any US vendors than can delivery relatively quicker? Looking for pear and boxwood preferably. I don't have accurate plans for a frame (and it's parts) or keel. Are there accessible plans with a minimal cost that are limited to the parts I want? I know this question extends beyond the scope of this forum, but advise would be great. Thank you all, and a silent tip of the hat to all the builds I've been watching that have inspired me. Ryan
  4. There is some white on the mast, and currently painting the buffalo rails. I ordered some Humbrol acrylic and find it to be world's better than the Model Expo paints. The cream and buff paints from Model Expo covered great. I am using the primer supplied with the paint kit.
  5. I'm having issues finding a good white paint. I'm midway through building the Emma C Berry, but finding the model expo white is really terrible. The eat of the paint kits cover well, but the white makes me feel like I'm painting with skim milk. Is there a better white, or a different method that would give better coverage?
  6. Hello, I stumbled on this site while researching info for a Model Shipways Bluenose that I just received as a gift. The seems to be by far the greatest collection of skilled modelers on the web. I grew up flying R/C aircraft with my father. I came from the days where foam and motors were banned words at our club. Saying you flew electric or bought an ARF was an unforgivable act of treason. More recently I had noticed that building the kits was more fun than flying, and areas to fly safely were disappearing. I bought a Midwest blank on frame boat kit to keep me busy. I hadn't enjoyed anything as much as building that for a long time. I now have 6 models that I am proud to display (and two that don't see much show time). I will soon be starting the Bluenose that was gifted to me, but I must first complete a Skipjack by Midwest that has been beckoning for 6 months now. Thank you all for contributing to such a great site, and my hope is that in the future I may have something to add that is of value. My only question is this: I read many comments about the "Great Crash" and as a web developer know what most likely happened. But out of my own morbid curiosity, is there a thread that explains more than I have picked up in passing? I searched a little, but didn't see any definite story. Ryan
  7. Hello, I am going to be starting this build soon, and found your build. Have you made any progess since the last post? It was coming out real well! I always like to read a few builds before I start a ship, but info on the Skipjack seems hard to find. Ryan

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