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Mike Dowling

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    Models, Natural history, photography

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  1. louise steam boat

    Hello, did you still have the english instruction for that constructo model

    mine it's only in chinese it will be helpful to have it in english or frenck

    Many thanks

  2. I didn't do the hasegawa sopwith because I am not keen on all the plastic parts. If money is no object try the Curtiss Jenny. Not cheap but if you like rigging it is definitely for you!
  3. Do you mean which propeller in which case definitely John's. Or do you mean which plane to do next?
  4. Oops, sorry John I have done it again!! It was my propeller that was rubbish, not yours.
  5. Lovely build, you made a much better job of the propeller than I did! Well done indeed.
  6. If this is a new kit they will be thin plastic. If it's older they will be paper. What I did was to photocopy them onto thin card and stick those on instead with pva.
  7. Thanks for that. I am thinking of getting one so I will watch a bit and see how you get on with her.
  8. I find your ingenuity quite amazing, you are a very clever chap. Your build so far is terrific. I am intrigued to know what your next build is going to be as you say it is expensive.
  9. It's a bit late for me to do a log now David as I have finished the ship but I like the idea. I agree generally about Amati kits, I have made Revenge as well but they are mean with their wood and all the bits and pieces, deadeyes, rivets, o pins and the like so you either need a nice stash of bits or beware of making mistakes or losing any!!
  10. Just to add a postscript to this log, (hope you don't mind David) I have just finished the same model and with effort she certainly builds into a very handsome beast. I won't post any pictures of mine as they will just look the same. I did try to light mine with varying success as some lights are too bright and some too dim. The portholes are so tiny that the lighting effect doesn't really show. Anyway, many thanks to you David as your log has been invaluable. This model is definitely not for the novice as you have to refer to written instructions, a photo album and eight sets of plans al
  11. Good thoughts so far, thank you all. It is not a problem I have immediately and have not had before but, on the model (Revenge) that I am building at the moment I am concerned that when fitting the sails they are going to put quite a weight on the standing rigging etc and make them sag. I have been using cotton thread so far.
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