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About fxitgood

  • Birthday 09/18/1958

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  1. I have found "Rigging Period Ship Models" by Lennarth Peterson very useful.
  2. Just started this Viking Ship. If you have any advice or additional photos, please send. My email address is fxitgood@aol.com. Thank you, Very respectfully, Richard
  3. Paul (Sir), Your HMS Victory should be in a museum when you are done; its perfect. Do you have any rigging diagrams for the after sail. The diagrams I have are not very detailed and confusing. Thank You. Very respectfully, Rich Thiel my email address is: fxitgood@aol.com
  4. Just started working on Ratlines also. Just one hour at a time. You'll be done in no time.
  5. Paul (Sir), I know you must have lots of references for Model Ship building; but one I have found very useful is "Rigging Period Ship Models" by Lennarth Peterson. Very respectfully, Rich
  6. I am working on the HMS VICTORY also. Any recommendations on how to make the 9 pane windows on the aft areas, please! Thank You, Rich
  7. Paul (Sir), As I prepare for rigging; do you have a sequence of what is done first? Thanks and what an awesome job. You are my mentor and inspiration. Very respectfully, Rich
  8. Happy New to you as well. Had an Awesome Christmas spoiling the Grandson. Lol. Have not worked on my ship for a few months, going to start again. I am also working on the netting! Very respectfully, Rich
  9. Met to say Hope You had an Awesome Christmas and safe New Year! Thank Your for your awesome pictures and knowledge. Very respectfully, Rich
  10. How you had an Awesome Christmas and safe New Year! Thank You for your awesome pictures and knowledge. Very respectfully, Rich
  11. Paul (Sir), Working on the windows on the stern, port and starboard. Since the windows are reset in some what, I need to do some very fine and detailed sanding. Do you have a recommendation on micro detailed sanding tools that are available. Thank You, Very respectfully, Rich
  12. Paul (Sir), Your details are awesome. Have you made any Videos on how you fabricate your awesome parts you have made? Thank you, you continue to inspire me to do better! Very respectfully, Rich

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