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  1. We need a "groan" emoji 😀
  2. According to Mark Staniforth's "The Introduction and Use of Copper Sheathing - A History" they used copper between 20 and 32 ounces per square foot in the Royal Navy. If my Google search is correct, that's 22 - 19 gauge. 0.027" to 0.043", 0.69 to 1.09 mm. "In the 1927-1931 extensive restoration of Constitution the final restoration report tallied the following about the copper: You can see a video of them preparing the sheets here
  3. No gasping in horror from me, but I will give my thoughts. I coppered my current model and am reasonably happy with the results. This was 1/50th which helped. The underlying planking was not great and no more accurate than the copper. I think the problem with scale in terms of getting it accurate from viewing distance is valid. You would not able to see any specific nailing pattern. This is a picture of the Constitution's coppering. So although the nailing pattern disappears, the hull plates do not look smooth even when viewing from a distance. Now I need to go out and see from how far away I can see the rivets on a semi trailer 😀. The copper tape I used is 1.25 mil/31 microns which is thinner than most paper. As to weathering, I decided not to. Mainly because the rest of the model is not weathered. The bright copper is now tarnishing. So my model still looks like a model and not like a real ship, from all aspects.
  4. It's a dapping tool. http:// https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Dapping-Forming-Punches-Jewelry/dp/B07RQ53NJ8. As usual, the cost is all over the place.
  5. That is a good deal. For the stuff we do and as a newbie, I think the patriot airbrush seems best to me (along with the TC-910) What are your thoughts Kurt?
  6. Yes. In Denmark especially, you can see them hanging in churches.
  7. Good to know Kurt. It's been a while since I last visited. Now I'm vaccinated, it's time to get out more!
  8. Welcome Icksa. Nice job. The Museum of Science and Industry has a small exhibit https://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/exhibits/ships-gallery/ There's also 3 ship modelling clubs in the area where you can meet (via Zoom at moment) other ship modelers.
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    My cat would have curled up and gone to sleep. Then I'd have fallen asleep too.
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    Another solution
  11. A chart of the blades and their uses https://www.industrialelectronics.biz/xacto/blade1.htm This conveniently gives the codes for bulk packs so: Pack of 100 #2 (X602) US - https://www.amazon.com/X-acto-X602-Blades-100-Pack/dp/B000789P4M/ref=asc_df_B000789P4M CAN - https://www.amazon.ca/X-Acto-X602-Blades-Knives-Bulk/dp/B000789P4M/ UK - ?
  12. This interested me as well. You can actually buy a copy of the books that this print comes from. Since it's written by builder who collaborated with Brunel it's presumably accurate. As a source of information for building a model, it would be perfect. However, this is definitely not cheap at $3,600. https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30940625059&cm_sp=det-_-bsk-_-bdp. It would be a book to treasure. BTW, if you're trying to persuade your significant other, just say it's only $30 a pound and shipping is free in the US.
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