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  • Birthday 05/27/1946

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  1. Sorry for the delay - life intervened. Since an upgrade to my Windows10 my computer seems to be having bad cases o fboth indigestion and amnesia. I can no longer get an image to turn blue among other things. I suspect that the photo software I have (Nikon) doesn't like Windows10 and is taking it out on me. I have now by-passed that by loading the photos into Desktop and then into Nikon. Seems to work.
  2. Made last try. Found a rather indirect way of finally doing it. Will explain tomorrow. Thank you all.
  3. Thanks Dirk. Tried Google Chrome. Once I click on the photo none of the dialogue boxesshown in your post come up - just the photo on the screen. In the old website, beneath the photo the 'save as' was shown. This doesn't happen for any of the browsers I have used. The new website definitely has some improvements, but there are some drawbacks too. It's late here and it's time for bed.
  4. Microsoft Edge. Just tried Firefox. No joy. Didn't think that the print would be sensitive to the browser!
  5. Thanks Eddie. Sorry - no 'save as' on my screen. I suspect it is a problem with Windows 10 which just shows 'print' and then performs the atrocities I described.
  6. I have been unable to print photos since the new website was introduced. When I highlight a photo and then go to the print option it shows a horizontally compressed photo surround by text. Can anyone help? RMC
  7. Wood, without doubt. Good luck. Bob (rmc)
  8. I used small brass eyelets with long shafts stuck under the carriages. It worked well. It's in my Vanguard log. You will find it if you search for 'guns' All the best Bob (rmc)
  9. I'm building the Amati Vanguard. Evidently Model Shipways had some sort of arrangement with Amati to market their Vanguard in North America. From what I have seen on this website, the Model Shipways is a good quality kit, but from my observation the Amati kit has far better fittings, but is more expensive. Good luck. Bob (RMC)
  10. Chris: you may not have seen my edit. As a period modeller (Vanguard at the moment) it didn't occur to me that you may be after rigging for a modern ship. Bob (rmc)
  11. I have a copy of Peterson. It's very good for period ships (18th/early 19thC). (I'm not sure what you mean by "modern book"). Highly recommended if that is the period you are after.. Good luck Bob (rmc)
  12. There is a gun shop in Beverly Hills in Sydney that has the Birchwell Casey stuff. It works quite well but make sure you wash it off after you get the required degree of black, otherwise the residual material will rub off - it makes dirty marks where you certainly don't want them. Bob (rmc)
  13. I use Tamiya tape for almost all painting jobs where a clean line is required. The only drawback is that the narrowest Tamiya is 5mm wide. Sometimes you need something narrower. For this you could try Pactra which is also excellent. Bob (RMC)
  14. Spray polyurethane matt gives a superb finish over enamel paints. I use it whenever possible. See my Vanguard log. Good luck rmc
  15. Hi Chuck I have been following your posts with interest. I am building Amati's Vanguard and much of the thread provided is of rather mediocre quality. With all the nice things that have been said about your products, I would like, where possible, to substitute your rope. Your dark brown for the standing rigging and light brown for the running rigging look really good. The Amati specifications are: Your (near) corresponding specs are: 2mm black 2 metres.......................n.a. 1.6mm black 2 mtr .......................... 1.57mm dark brown 1.3mm black 50 mtr............................1.37mm 1.0mm black 40 mtr...........................1.14mm 0.75mm black 20 mtr...........................0.89mm 0.5mm black 20 mtr...........................0.45mm 0.25mm natural 80 mtr...........................0.30mm light brown 0.5mm natural 20 mtr...........................0.45mm 0.75mm natural 30 mtr...........................0.89mm 1.0mm natural 5mtr............................1.14mm 2.5mm natural 1mtr.............................n.a. 0.10mm natural 120mtr............................n.a. I understand your ropes are packaged in set lengths and that these would not necessarily correspond to the legnths specified in the kit. Close enough is fine. I would be grateful if you would give me a price on whatever you can provide. Kind regards Bob (RMC))