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  • Birthday 05/22/1980

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  1. Glenn and John, I think you guys are maybe trying to save me from having too high of expectations or maybe failing or giving up on the hobby all together. It also feels like I am being scolded for wanting to set higher expectations for myself... Either way, I appreciate all of the advice that you have given and I want to continue receiving that advice! I just want to say that I am enjoying my build and I look forward to each next step! I know I will have questions as I go forward and I will depend on this community to help me find those answers. Thank you for being a part of m
  2. I have no dreams of grandeur with this model. I see it as an opportunity to learn and practice. I figure anything I can work through on a cheap and small kit will save me the frustration on an expensive an complicated kit. I appreciate all the words of advice and encouragement!
  3. I tried IPA shortly after I realized that I should not have glued on the stern post, but after much soaking and no budging, I stopped because I was afraid of messing up the MDF false keel and bulkheads. I was afraid they they would poof up from the moisture. I know my affliction with the gun ports is silly on a first time build, but I like a challenge. Good, bad or ugly. I am still struggling with the margin plank. Ironically when I google margin plank. Your question post to MSW is the first thing that pops up. I have read through it several times now. I think I am goi
  4. A little update. Some filler and sanding of the first planking. Hopefully this is good enough. I bought a razor saw and cut the stern post off with minimal issue. Made sanding SO much easier. I don’t know if the Elmers filler is like this too, but this Minwax stuff is a mess to use. While I was waiting for filler to dry I did some sorting of the deck planking. It has quite a bit of graining that I am not sure I like. I just ran a wet finger over top to help bring out the color and grain and sorted them so I don’t have any random plank colors. I don’t know i
  5. I haven’t had a chance to get back to it yet. I need to do some more research on the decking and inner bulwark pieces. I have a mental idea, but I need to plan it out on paper.
  6. It all breaks down into easily transportable pieces that will fit through a standard door frame!
  7. Quality disclaimer: I did what I did to get this thing done. No edge bending but it turned out ok I think. Pay no attention to the bunny.... The internal planking will be another story...
  8. I used a gel CA for the planks and everything else is PVA. I imagine I will use a combination on the decking and second planking. Probably all PVA for the first planking runs so I have more time to adjust.
  9. Thank you Theo! I am very nervous to sand much more for fear of sanding through. A little filler is far easier to deal with. But now I am concerned about my potential oil based filler. Any others to weigh in? I plan to use acrylic paints when the time comes. Thank you all!
  10. I was afraid you guys might say that. I had bought filler ahead of time expecting I would have too. Hopefully this is ok? I haven’t used the 3rd/4th hand yet. I bought it specifically for building this model. It has a nice heavy aluminum base, an ok magnifying lens and a light. There is no way I can tie the little knots without something to help! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K31YHYL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_BS5KYDGHPCTAJN1WGGFH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  11. Thank you for the kinda words! I think I want to go deck first then bulwarks and then outside. Not sure if Inside bulwarks Or deck order matters. I think I have seen it both ways. Thank you for the support. Much research I must do! I do have a question for the first planking... Do I need to fill these little gaps or is it good enough?
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