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  1. Glad to hear you’re on the mend Mike. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  2. Congratulations on another fine build B.E. Your logs are always a pleasure to follow and I look forward to your next project.
  3. It’s all been said already Ed, so I’ll just add another voice to the throng. Thank you for an inspirational journey - this truly is a masterpiece of modelling.
  4. Just for an alternative view, I used the green wood pieces and copper paint on my Mamoli Victory and am very happy with the result. It is very easy to apply and on the completed model it looks quite realistic, particularly when you give it the treatment yo have shown on your rudder example, with some of the green showing through the copper - just be judicious in how much green comes through.
  5. There are tabs there Jim - they just don't show well in the photos. I may re-visit these anyway before I glue the frames to the keel. Thanks for the close scrutiny - it's nice to have a pair of eagle eyes checking things. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that someone has saved me from myself! 😊
  6. Thanks for the observation Jim. It was hard to tell from Chuck's photos just how much tape he used. Is there a down side to the extra tape?
  7. It's been a couple of weeks, but I did manage to get some 'shop time' in this weekend. The four additional 3/32” keel pieces were then fit, following the advice in Chuck’s instructions. I used some scraps of 1/32” material to ensure that these pieces were centred on the 5/32” thick keel. I then traced the keel bolt locations from the plan sheet and used this to mark the bolt locations on the keel. Holes were drilled using a #70 drill bit to provide a tight fit for the kit-supplied 25lb monofilament fishing line that simulates the bolts. These were dipped in glue prior to fixing in place. Once the glue dried they were trimmed with a single edge razor and sanded flush. The whole assembly was then given a coat of satin Wipe-on Poly. I then made my first real boo-boo…. When fitting the transom piece, I glued it to the wrong side of the stern post! 😱I didn’t realise this until I went to test fit the single frames with the keel. Fortunately, a little isopropyl alcohol and some patience enabled me to de-bond the joint without any significant damage. I cleaned up the locating slot using some of my Russian micro chisels (thanks Mikhail😊) and re-glued the piece on the correct side. Phew! (Was too busy fixing the boo-boo to take a picture!) The single frames were then prepared just as Chuck advises. I used packing tape to cover the laser cut on both sides of each frame, and then added some reinforcing pieces using some 1/32” x 1/8” cherry strips that I had in my stash. I then tested and adjusted these for a snug but not too tight fit in the build board and the keel notches. I next made up all of the two-piece frames, again following Chuck’s instructions to the letter. The laser-cut reference line makes this a very simple process. All of these frames were then tested and adjusted in the build board and the keel slots. The frames are now ready for permanent attachment to the keel.
  8. Looking really sweet Mark. I hope you spent the dime wisely...perhaps on some TicTacs, the international unit of scale measurement! 😉
  9. Nicely done Daria! Good to see you’ve got Dad back to work with you. 😊
  10. Sounds to me like you’ve got your next TWO projects Caroline!
  11. I’m seeing them all just fine Danny - seems like the problem is at Pav’s end.
  12. Congratulations on completing another fine model Danny. It looks superb.
  13. What a great thing to do with your daughter Mark! You can both be very proud of the results.

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