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  • Birthday 09/12/1964

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  1. Will be pleased to follow this Eric after a long absence from myself. Looks like you are making great progress and detailing any problems a lot of kits present for future builders. Cheers Chris
  2. Hi Ron, how about getting some ultra thin strips and planking over it? You can get strips so thin they are almost like paper. If it was me, I would be trying to keep it unpainted. Strips will cost next to nothing, and if you muck it up, then paint it. If you do have to paint it however, I would go for a brownish base and try to weather it a bit. Be more realistic I reckon. Cheers Chris
  3. Better there than suddenly in front of the headlights!
  4. Hey, I haven't started a build log of her yet. I am only just beginning her really. Just got false bulkheads on frame etc. My ongoing build, (which I must say, I haven't updated for a while) is the Sergal Mississippi Riverboat. I have a log of this build on here. Cheers Chris
  5. Hey Emmet, a lot, if not all, false decks on pretty much all kits require some gentle massaging to make them fit. I am currently just beginning the Mantua 1:50 Santa Maria, and I can already see a heap of sanding/cutting/cursing/praying will be required to fit the false main deck and align the preformed upper bulwarks. It is normal. So glad to see someone doing another of my hero's ships! Cheers Chris
  6. Plus it is far easier to get a nice, correct hull with no gaps etc. when using double planking. As Chris said, the first planking layer is merely a foundation for your final layer. The first planking layer is when you find out any rises, that need to be sanded back, or troughs, that need filling. The visual look, color, of the first layer is irrelevant. Its the contours of it that are important. The whole first planking layer will be covered by the final second layer. The better you do the first layer, the better the second layer, and overall look of the model will be..
  7. This looks like an interesting build David. I will follow along with interest. All the best to you and your family for the season! Cheers Chris
  8. You can buy this online also. I have had it for 5 or 6 years. Agree with Bob, a great video about the topic. And who can go past a VERY young Errol as Fletcher! Highly recommended! Cheers Chris
  9. what is the model name of this vessel? I cant find it for sale anywhere? cheers chris
  10. Just got back into it really. will try to post some pics over the weekend. about 9 months ago I started a new job in emergency services, like your 911. so have been busy getting my head around that. but rest assured I haven't given up. Cheers Chris
  11. Your usual high standard David! Well done. Do you use a lathe to shape the tops of the masts? They look great! Cheers Chris
  12. Looks great David. Really like your informative updates on your logs. Copper plating looks super when done, but I can imagine its a royal pain in the **** to actually do! Cheers Chris
  13. That coppering sure looks tedious David, but the end result is well worth the time and effort I reckon. Great job as usual. Chris
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