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Jolley Roger

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    Bee keeping
    Ship models
    Scale aircraft models

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  1. Just love old maps/charts Pic below is of one in my living room, just before I hanged it. A copy of a world map by Franciscus Verhaer, dated 1618, I made the frame myself to keep costs down. The table in the picture also have an interesting history, picked up by my great grandmother on a beach on the South coast of South Africa after a shipwreck, sometime in the early 1900's
  2. Pear or cherry might be a good option too and should be available in 4mm strips - Pear and cherry
  3. Tamiya has a good name in the plastic model community and is available worldwide https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/enamel_gloss/kit80001.htm
  4. And then there is this: 'Sailing Yacht A'
  5. You are doing great so far Jo. Another important lesson to learn for a novice - how to hide your mistakes
  6. We have so many, people are getting a bit sarcastic over here
  7. Dusek ship kits, who is a sponsor for this site, has taken over Mamoli, so parts should not be a problem. http://www.dusekshipkits.com/mm65-leudo
  8. What about something slightly larger like a Beneteau Oceanis 31? Draft is about 4.5 feet with a shoal draft keel. http://www.beneteau.com/en/oceanis/oceanis-31
  9. From one novice to another, I think the Il Leudo will be a good choice. It is fairly small, so will not take up a lot of space, the hull looks like a fairly simple shape, so should be a good platform to practise planking techniques on and last but not least, the rigging is fairly simple, so will give you a good foundation for future builds. A bigger models' rigging can be quite overwhelming for a novice(as I have found out!) Whatever your choice, the most important part is to have fun. Good luck
  10. I have used modelling clay to make sandbags for a 1/72 diorama Something similar to this product: https://www.amazon.com/ACTIVA-Natural-Self-Hardening-White-pounds/dp/B07N2Z75YX?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_3&th=1&psc=1
  11. Aim High, if I remember correctly it should be connected with an eyesplice dropped over the masthead, the same way the shrouds are connected. The more knowledgeable guys on the forum should be able to give you a much better explanation, what I know of rigging at the moment is dangerous!

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