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  1. A dumb question: Did you double plank the hull? By the way, your work is truly inspiring.
  2. Similar to The Chopper. I picked mine up at Credit Valley Model Railway in Mississauga. Great place for stuff that you use for scratch building.
  3. I have a question about the rabbet on the keel. If the hull bottom is going to be painted (or copper clad), why go to all the trouble? If the hull is to be varnished, I can understand doing it. I have done a few without the groove and I have not experienced any problems. Am I missing something?
  4. You could also use a pounce wheel. Look in a fabric or sewing store. There are many of these on the market for model builders so that they can reproduce aircraft rivet patterns in various scales.
  5. Another Grant here, following your build from Brampton. I have been given this kit to complete. It belonged to a friend's father. He had managed to get it to the bulkheads attached point before he passed away. I think that I have everything but I seem to be missing the first instruction sheet (Tavola no 1) but I have all the others. Has anyone been in contact with Mamoli? I hope that some instructions survived the fire. If not, would anyone care to scan this (rather large) sheet and send it to me? I will gladly cover all expenses.
  6. One thing to do is not use a sanding drum on my Dremel and sand other pieces of the same stock but collecting the sawdust in a small dish. Mix in some white glue and now you have the exact match for your wood. PVA glues do not sand that well so it would be good to find some other type of water soluble glue. HTH
  7. I believe that only Panart made a Royal Caroline kit. It was a good build.
  8. I really would love it if other kit manufacturers would try to build the model from the kit. Every so often, I come across something that makes me wonder - did they actually try to do this?
  9. If you are airbrushing, Tamiya acrylics can be thinned with standard hardware store lacquer thinner. A lot cheaper than Tamiya thinner. This also works with Gunze acrylics (Mr Hobby). Don't even think about trying it with any other acrylics unless you like a big gooey mess.
  10. Did AcrylicJob also provide the base? I am working on one for my Royal Caroline and it will have to be 36" x 27" x 12" - rather large.
  11. Those old kits are starting to resurface these days. I am currently working on a resurrection of the Billings Danmark (3 of them!) Best of luck

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