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Mike Dowling

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    Sutherland, Scotland
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    Models, Natural history, photography

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  1. A word of advice if I may. Don't glue your launch or base just yet or you will have a really difficult job getting your rigging to belaying and other points.
  2. I don't know if this is of any help but, for gluing fiddly bits like tiles and windows I use Microscale Micro Kristal Klear. Whilst I think folk use it for making windows I have not had much success but, for sticking acetate sheet to window frames and small metal pieces on various parts it is brilliant. It dries clear but glossy but unlike CA it stays flexible for long enough to allow 'fiddling' and adjustment. It is obtainable through Amazon. Might be worth a go with your tiles and it is easy to clean up with just water.
  3. Just a hint - you would be wise not to stick your lifeboat and platform down just yet. Wait until you have done your rigging or you will never get to the belaying points with it in the way.
  4. That is a lovely job on the cannon rigging. It doesn't look out of scale, one of the best I have seen.
  5. It would be interesting to know what opinions members have as to the besy wood for the second layer of planking on a hull are.
  6. I just don't rig canons as personally I prefer it that way. I still do all the other rigging.
  7. I rather agree with you. I never rig cannons as, when I have tried the ropes etc never look to scale and do detract from other deck detail. Each to his/her own of course.
  8. Thank you for the reply about FOMO.I wouldn't have guessed that so at least I don't fell so stupid now!
  9. Excuse my ignorance (and I somehow feel I going going to feel stupid for asking but ) what is FOMO ?
  10. Thank you, that is very kind. I have done the masts according to the given measurements rather than take them off the plan but I may ask you about the yards when I get to them.
  11. As a matter of interest, are you taking measurements from the plans consistently ? My reason for asking is that I am making up the masts. The plan has measurements on it but the drawing which is supposed to be 1:1 is very different. The measurements given are considerably longer. It may be something for you to bear in mind. What do you think ?
  12. You are quite right, I know my computer needs changing!! Sorry and your doors look very fine.
  13. Thank you my friend, I ordered some of the gold paint you recommended and it arrived today. I have to say it is the best gold paint I have ever used and believe me, I have tried a lot!
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