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About maaaslo

  • Birthday 06/09/1981

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    wickford, uk
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    sailing ships in generall, paper modelling

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  1. Glue a bit of lead at the bottom, for extra stability. for those coming from eastern Europe, i have managed to snatch a kit of Santa Maria by Igra. For around 25 euros. when i was a kiddo, me and my dad tried to build it. I will just shorten the story when i say we failed miserably. The hulk was sitting on a shelf in the kitchen slowly eaten away by a pair of budgies before dispossed off by my mum. i have been trying to get my hands on one for so long. Finally after a chance look on fleebay lst week i found one with 45 mins to go. So ive put £100 on it just in case... and for the rest of you guys, this is how it looks like. Its not accurate at all, its for nostalgia purposes.
  2. maaaslo

    Black hole

    Cos this one is placed in galaxy far, far away...
  3. so you are copying the original you purchased and changing the scale, right? that's a good way. just make sure that every page you print is in same settings. otherwise, your plane wont fit... LOL, im sure you know that. paint me pink and call me obvious.
  4. Unless you going to change the scale yourself, it is going to be 1:33
  5. Danny, tabs are there for you to slice them off. Polish kits dont have tabs. Tab-less joint is stronger then one with tabs... but i realise, i am not the one building this model. Perhaps for future you will know to stay away from SB
  6. Did you try laminating it? Sometimes it helps to strenghten the paper (as you know). I never had a chance to get my hands on SB kit. Is it really such thin card? Another option could be taking it to profesional printing studio and asking them to scan it and printing it onto something heavier. Bit pricey i admit.
  7. I see you have been fighting with the paper a bit. one side of your build is creased, isn't it?
  8. I received I vol1 of HMS Swan class sloop by David Antscherl. it cost me only 45USD so good value. now if I only could get the set of plans for the Swan. this message is worrying."We are no longer providing plans or supportive material for the Swan class series of ships." so if there is someone who would want to get rid of his/hers for a reasonable price...
  9. and I will fill in an URL to his homepage http://www.plasticmodels.eu/en/ some of his models are phenomenal...
  10. Somewhere earlier in this thread he explained he redo any and every part he is not happy with. So no, he is not an alien. but still, i would love to see his scrap pile. Must be ... i dont know. Alien hypothetis sounds reasonable too...
  11. Id like to come back to your scarf joint tool. If i understand it correctly, it works just like the stamping, right?
  12. You have no idea... im thinking of moving to Holland. Not far from home and all of you speak english. Im sure there are jobs around there...
  13. family... and getting away from the madness of UK
  14. Might be true. I spent 3.5 week in around Tarlac area, central Luzon, Philippines. Ive been there 5times. I tell you, there is F*** all to see there i mean it. Area is a shanty town. The nicest bit is a Monasterio. Lovely old monastery in montains surrounding Tarlac. But since i am not really into religion... everything else is falling apart. only thing wort seeing is friends and family. And nature... and i seen it all. And you can only get soaked in liqour that often... Hence FB
  15. bro, it looks very nice and crisp. could you please take a closeup of the rudder area? I have a feeling you might have something rather out of place there... I too have this kit, same year too. I bought it as part finished on ebay for about 20quid. I only found the reason for why it was sold later. bad warp in keel. to learn the planking, still would do... I got as far as fitting the sides , now I have to do the inner bulwarks. I made slight mod to the kit, where I have raised the bulwark as it was very low. only later I realised, that the kit is wrongly marked as 1:50, where it should be more like 1:100

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