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  • Birthday 05/05/1949

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  1. Every February, the IPMS Richmond club puts on a model show. The fastest growing category is Gundam. It seems to attract the younger crowd. Some feel it is the future of plastic modeling. Here are a couple examples of Gundam: This was the best Gundam award winner in the IPMS Richmond Old Dominion Open 2020 show:
  2. I used Titebond. I placed my support blocks aft of the transom to lock it in place. Just remember that you have to remove the support blocks aft of the transom before you remove the keel and frame assembly after faring from the build board.
  3. I am enjoying your build log. You are making good progress. I hope you and your family stay safe.
  4. Always a good idea. I learned the hard way that power tools eat wood way faster than what I thought. As Chuck says, go slow and easy.
  5. Thanks Peta for the how-to guide on making rope coils. I will refer to this when I get to making rope coils on my build. Your Avos is looking great.
  6. Nice job on the head. It reminds me of the original one that I saw at Mystic Seaport when they were refurbishing the Morgan.
  7. You are doing a good job. Sanding down the ribs and keel is a challenging job. When you think that you are finished, then sand some more. You want to get the ribs real thin. I did the initial sanding on my Longboat with a rotary tool and finished with hand sanding. If using a rotary tool, be careful as it would not take much to damage the planking.
  8. Welcome to MSW Sergio. I am looking forward to seeing your Titanic model.
  9. Looks real good Michael. I cannot wait to see it with the WOP on it. It will really bring out the beauty of the Cherry wood. Glad to see you have some time to work on this project as I know you must have some huge challenges at work. You guys are my hero's during this crisis and I appreciate all that you are doing for the public. Just be careful and stay well.
  10. Congratulations on your rigging and iron work. Your Longboat is coming along nicely. I appreciate your detailed pictures as I will be referring to them while building my Longboat.
  11. Diver, you are off to a good start. I agree with Chuck in that you need more frames installed on both ends of the build board. I would complete all of the frames and install them onto your build board. The you can start tweeking the frames to get them to set properly in the keel slots. I used blue painter's tape to hold the frames to the build board as there is some slight side to side adjustment built into the frame slot. The design of this kit almost insures that everything will fit just fine.
  12. Sounds like the frame is not setting in the slots properly. 3/16ths of an inch is quite a difference. Is there a gap between frame H and the build board when it is inserted with the letter forward? Posting a picture would help to figure out why this is happening.
  13. Nice models. Welcome to MSW. I look forward to seeing your AVS build log.
  14. Nice work on the carvings. Glad you are able to get back into your workshop after your surgery.

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