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  1. Hi just a thought about ordering blocks from non EU countries you will have to also pay VAT  and import costs much to my cost !

    Syren ship models blocks are well worth the extra expense maybe some enterprising chap could buy them in bulk from Chuck (if he can supply bulk orders) and sell them in the UK ?

    maybe it would make them a bit more affordable  

  2. Hi all

    I have just received a new knife handle and am so impressed with it that I thought you would like to know about it

    it is by Veritas they class it as a carving knife but I find that it is useful as my general knife handle for most operations

    It will take most blades x acto or scalpel blades . Because it has an oval handle it will not roll off the bench which is a good safety feature . It is not cheap but I feel that it is worth the money



  3. Thanks Antony and Clare for your advise the only thought I had was that the deck would look odd if where the planks were nibbed intp the margin plank they would be out of sync port/starboard

    but i think that would be less noticable when covered by the guns etc than the centre furniture not looking correct


    Sorry Antony I havn't done a build log I have some photo's so maybe I should




  4. just a thought

    I am sort of building the same kit that I bought from E bay a problem I had was that there was no fittings with it (they were sold seperatly on early Billings kits)

    Billings do not supply them as seperate items anymore and they are a MAJOR part of the finished model if you don't have them then I would strongly suggest that you either buy a new complete kit and pretend it is your grandads but as been said before the Wasa isn'y realy a good first model and I think you will get very disheartened and maybe put off the wonderful hobby we all (mostly) enjoy


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