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  1. Yes I dont see much of a difference. Its just a personal preference. Both work really well.
  2. Interestingly enough...Had CAF actually received permission from any of the authors including (Ancre), we would have happily removed them from our list of banned companies. It is not enough to say that it happened. It actually has to happen. We are in communication with Ancre and other authors to try and confirm these claims when they do appear. We indeed actually hope that they are true. We would love to lift any ban that we possible can. Before we allow any company to be represented here we must be sure that it is on the up and up!!! So when you do see a company come off that ban list you will know that it is legit. And we remain hopeful that some will. We were so enthusiastic about this one too!!!! Chuck
  3. Thanks guys. Yes its just the lighting because of the angle of the transom. The light is directly above so its in shadow. it is good to be working on something other than planking. 😀
  4. No you are correct....my mistake. Its really tough keeping track of what you use. Yes two 7/32" sheets which is what it says on the materials list....but three would probably be better to be safe. Its 23-24 strips per side. My bad!!!
  5. Today I cut a test set of laser cut windows for the stern. They fit perfectly. If you remember on my smaller version, I used laserboard for these. But on this 1/4" scale Winnie, I was able to cut them from .025 boxwood. They are still very fragile but they work great. Now the inside edges do have laser char on them as you might expect. DO NOT try and sand this stuff off. The frames are too fragile for that. If you want to lighten them up on the edges use some weathering powder instead. But be careful. Anyway, these wont be used just yet but I am always making parts before I need them. Thought I would show you guys what it looks like. I tried to make sure they didnt look too heavy while still being not so fragile. The appearance of scale is so important. All of this laser cut stuff will be available in the chapter three installment. Chuck
  6. It should be. Its exactly what i used. But i do have more cedar if you need it.
  7. Yes five are 7/32” wide. They constitute the wales and black strake. The measurements are written on the plans. right on each strake. Dont worry about doubling up right now. That is done later. it looks excellent!!!😁
  8. Doesnt that look great!!! A real good start and glad to see you will have some time to keep going!!!
  9. Welcome aboard....Dont forget that one of the largest ship model clubs in the US just happens to be in NJ. Check it out.... http://www.shipmodelsocietyofnewjersey.org/ Chuck
  10. Not sure what you are referring to....the filler pieces? These are just scrap strips glued on the bottom edge of the stern frames and down the rabbet strip. Once faired, you will have a surface to glue your planking too. Imagine the planking and where you would need to glue the ends of each strip. Does this help? I just drew this for you to show the one under the stern frames.
  11. Thank you very much!!! Really it is all of you guys that make the site so successful. Just check out the bottom of the page. I count 185 active members on the forum I write this. That is the typical number of members that are on the site at any given time. If you compare this to other sites the difference becomes immediately apparent. Most are luck to have 25 - 30 members on the site during their most active periods. Its all of you who make the site packed full of content!!!! Keep it up, and remember to check in and encourage all the new folks who sign up and start a build log. Try not to get too comfortable only commenting on your typical circle of MSW friends. Lets make it a great place to be for everyone. Chuck
  12. I actually git them at lowes or home depot. But only online. They were very cheep. I bought about a dozen.

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