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  • Birthday 12/07/1983

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  1. Very nice jig ! About your problems , the part 17 must be fitted with the keel , but you must make sure that the outside line of both of the parts are on the same line !! also the inside line must be the same line ( it looks like the part no.17 is out of the inside line (the slot line ) you must fix it befor the next stage , if not the bulkhead will not fitt 90 degrees !! about about the problem with the 14-12 it looks a bit strange , because any way how the plank will touch the bulkhead 14 ? The step between 14-12 its ver big !... check againg in the plans also in mor build logs how it looks in the back btw you doing well !!!! Keep asking questions and learn more about every step , in hebrew we say , when you understandings well the problem - its half way fo the solution! Best regards ! Michael.
  2. Hello Wallace it will help you a lot !! just be shore that all is exact 90 degrees and also in the straight line !!! take your time and do it very carefully ! if you need any help you can send me p.m Best regards, Michael.
  3. hello there, i had this kit before ... (and i turn it back ... i payed around 1200 dollar so it make me upset to dill with the bulkheads problems of that kit ,but dont worry about that ... you can fix all the problems like i said i turn it back only because i payed a lot on it .... ) a few tips about the bulkheads problems 1. before you will start gluing and fixing the bulkheads ... just make sure that all the bulkheads are symmetrical in both sides you can use a card for that (dont trust the plans even at the plans its not symmetrical ) 2.be sure to fix all the bulkheads on the same level ! (i mean to make them on the exact level on the deck line) , im not remember if the deck line its a flat line or there is a curve ... just check in in your plans and if there is a curve line just measure the distance from the bottom to each deck line in every frame ... and do the same position when you will glue the frames on the keel , after all ... you will notice that there is some bulkheads that going in from the planks line and some of them going out , now take your time to fix them (even if it will take you forever .... dont jump to the second process until you will finish this process !!!!) Best regards Michael.
  4. Cant see the difrent between MDF to a cardboard both of them was a wood in the past... And that is for sure the MDF sometimes its more stable even from solid wood because it made in mold... but all this its good until the humidity get contact with this new material then it getting a critical damage ..... and it not worth the time to work few years in a model that will gate a critical damage in the future Btw in Israel they made a new MDF that is much stronger than the normal one and it didnt past the test of our army ... (and im not talking about guns ... just talking about office desk of the army)
  5. For sure it is the Caldercraft !!! Its expensive but It's worth the money (every cent ) just buy it without thinking too much .. i was in the same situation before i bought this kit and thanks God I am very pleased !!! You can follow my build log and if you will have some questions you can p.m me
  6. because its not wood ... also in the future you cant know what can happen to the model due the humidity temperature act.. better to pay a little bit more and to work with wood but again its my opinion Regards, Michael.
  7. strange, btw also this kit made of 5mm MDF cant understand that
  8. If I remember well the 1/64 kit it made of MDF (keel and bukheads) not sure , but if so .... it much better to build it from plywood and If the material is not important just build it from plastic anyway for my opinion if the keel and bulkheads not made of plywood its not a wooden ship... in my country we called to MDF - a cardboard best regards , Michael.
  9. You are lucky to have in order lime wood if you want search in my build log of the victory some method on how to bend the planks

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