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  1. That looks pretty good to my eye. Just have to clean up more of that char. Very nice!!! I also see some additional fairing needed on those port frames. But it is shaping up nicely.
  2. I just use gutteman polyester thread. I get 100 weight thread the same color at any craft store. For thinner ropes you can use fly tying thread.
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    Yes Jeff certainly spoiled us all. I miss the service every day.
  4. Chuck

    Hobby Mill

    No unfortunately in the USA there are no longer sources for milled strips of Boxwood, holly or Swiss Pear. There are only a few businesses left and they are all outside of the USA. I am afraid that the only way folks are going to get stripwood like this moving forward is to invest in a good hobby saw like the Byrnes and buy sheets to mill your own strips. Not only is it cheaper but after a short time you will get really good at it. you can find domestic stuff like basswood or cherry but the sizes are limited. Taking your models to the next level means learning how to use a saw like the Byrnes saw to rip your own strips. Its not a good business to be in and it is unlikely that anyone will jump into this space to replace hobbymill.
  5. Dont forget to check out the many photos of the contemporary model posted in out gallery. They are located in the contemporary model section of the gallery.
  6. It looks very good. Your care in planning has paid off. It is important at this stage and she looks great!!!
  7. Wouldnt this make an excellent model project or even a kit maybe? I believe she launches on Feb. 20th. Please visit their Facebook page....really great stuff on there. Chuck
  8. That looks really good. Nicely done. That type of planking with all of those tabs is not the easiest thing to accomplish. Yours looks neat and tidy. Chuck
  9. Start a topic called "Cutty Sark photos of the real ship taken while visiting" Post it in the project research forum.
  10. I made it curve up just a little because I would avoid a completely straight horse. Just for aesthetics. There is no curve towards the transom. It is always equal distance from the transom.
  11. Very nice progress. That is some neat and tidy craftsmanship. Those parts can get tricky to make and install.
  12. Really looking good. Dont be afraid to sand the heck out of that planking. Get it nice and smooth.

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