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  1. Thanks guys. Unfortunately RC has to wait. I have moved to larger scale finishing our new home 😱 But she is going to be decoration in the living room for sure! @PietFriet the color is matt blue from Revell (not sure about the number) spray with air gun several thin layers and clear coat water sended until all is smooth.
  2. After a long time There is one small update. Unfortunately there is no free time to spent on AVOS these days but today I have received the Glass display. (so to do list is again little longer). At least one picture under the cover
  3. No problem at all. I'm glad you like it and perhaps my log helps someone else. I like it!
  4. MK do more sizes. I think they have 3 different mini kits in 1/72 scale.
  5. I'm almost sure it is pear. MK is using pear for their finish of "High-end" kits.
  6. The planking looks perfect! Will follow your progress with interest
  7. I would love to see your build. I am actually really suprised that there aren't much more building logs of this kit. It is such a great kit for reasonable price I would say! I hope you share your progress with MSW group. If you would need any of help, I'm happy to try. @yvesvidal @Edwardkenway @JpR62 thank you guys for your kind comments, really appreciated! Also thanks for all the likes!
  8. All pins are now equiped with coils..... So I can move to cleats. And few overview pictures.
  9. @Justin P. Yes, the line is attached to the pin with "8-style" knot (same as in reality) then cut and the eye of the coil goes over the knot. CA glue is used to simulate some weight. In 1/72 scale (which is my AVOS) everything is so tiny that it would not be podsible to do it on the same line. (I'm having problems only hang the coils on some places on fully rigged model)! Peta_V
  10. Here is a short guide, how I do coils. I have a jig from the scrap wood with 3 removable pins (2,3,5) and 3 securing points (1,4,6). 1. Secure the line to point 1 and make several loops around pins 2 and 3. I do 4-6 loops so the coils does not look similar. (I start with removed pin 5). Once finished with loops secure the other end to point 4. 2. Unsecure line from point 1 and pull out the very first loop through the middle of the coil. 3. Now you have to twist this to form the eye and secure it with pin 5. 4. Remove pin 2 and fully insert pin 5. Now you can adjust the coil as you want a once happy secure the end to point 6. 5. Now I secure the coil with 3 drops of CA glue. One where the eye meets coil, second ať the bottom of the coil and third to secure the loose end to the coil. Remove the coil from the jig by removing pin 5 and trim the excess thread. 6. Place the coil on the deck Perhaps someone finds it usefull. Stay healthy! Peta_V
  11. Fellow Czech modeler print out few new flags for me so I can test the shapes and positions. I did not like the fabric supplied in the kit. It was very dificult to work (perhaps I just did it wrong). Anyway here is my first test.
  12. @yvesvidal, thank you. I really appreciate it! It is first time I'm doing this (I made a few hulls but never got to this stage). Coils will take some time but it is worth sending time and make it! Anyway I really like how it is turning out. Starting equip bow section.....
  13. Thanks a lot for your comments and likes! I will remove the flag pole. It is there Just temporarily, not glued. My First attempts with rope coils. I need to play a bit with the size and shape but I think this could work..... What do you think?
  14. It has been a while since last post. I finaly spare some time and get back to AVOS! Only few details need to be added. One of them was fastening of yawl. The equipment (oars, yards etc.) is not finished yet. Will play with that later.
  15. Thanks Dirk! The rest list is one item shorter. Pumps installed on the deck. The pumps in kit are made from some strange wood. I used the scrap wood from the kit and carved the pipes from pear.
  16. Anchors tied up and finished (almost). I still thinking of adding boyos but first I want to finish the kit and this detail can be easily add later.
  17. Thanks Eugen, that is exactly what I was trying to find out! 👍 @Mirabell61, @Hubert Boillotthank you guys! Really appreciate your comments.
  18. @greenstone thanks a lot for the info. I was not questioning the RAC flag. I will defenitely use it on AVOS. My question was more if it can/should be acompanied by another flag or pennant perhaps. As there are more places for the flag I was thinking (just an example now....put RAC flag on the stern flagstaff and on the topmast some pennant). But I do not want to do any non-sense combination that is why I was asking. If there should be only RAC flag I use only this one. Thank you!
  19. Hi guys, perhaps someone could help me. I'm thinking about the flags for AVOS. There is only one flag of the Russian-American Company in the kit. but there are more places for the flags on the ship. On the top mast, on the gaff and there is also a flagstaff at the stern. I wonder if I can attach more flags? Would it be OK or completely wrong to put there for example russian naval flag like it is for example on Phoenix? thanks for the advice!!!!

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