Jump to content

Y.T.

Members
  • Content Count

    649
  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Toronto, Canada

Recent Profile Visitors

1,259 profile views
  1. Hi Diabolo0007, varnish will protect your painting job. If you varnish you will have to scratch off varnish and paint in areas where you glue on something. I see no problem as you always can touch up with paint and varnish at the spots where you screwed up visible surface.
  2. I know what quality optics is. I wear expensive glasses all my life. Normally I pay in $250-$300 range for my glasses. I assure you these acrylic lenses are the highest optical quality.
  3. Ha-ha. Spider with this speed building your model (13 years?) it’s not going to be soon you get to your beloved rope knots and rigging.
  4. I don’t understand why Donegan lenses are so expensive. I would have to pay over 100 Canadian dollars for just DA-4 version. I understand it’s real glass lenses but do I really care when I buy all focal length set for $17? If I ever scratch them I would just spend $17 again.
  5. Ok. I got these CAD $17 lens. It is exactly what I wanted. Have complete set of all focal length lenses (acrylic though of course). Got LED lights ( no batteries provided). I put them on and I really enjoyed it. Recommend to everyone.
  6. Well. DA-5 is not for my eye sight. I need ones with at least 10" to 12" focal length to be comfortable with. Set I ordered has all focal lengths available. I guess from 4" to 20". I will let everyone here know how I feel when I get my set.
  7. I read through this Donegan DA-5 review on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2S5KLTX8XZIBX/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0015IN8J6 I scratched my head and ordered myself this for CAD $17: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DFSW9XP/ref=pe_3034960_233709270_TE_item_image
  8. In video you were referring to, they used some electric heating iron This iron is almost nowhere available. So please confirm what kind of heating iron you used, so you were happy so much with results.
  9. I recently acquired a partially built HMS VICTORY Wood Model Kit by Mamoli but the instruction / owner book is missing and wanted to know if there is anyway I can get a copy of this either from you or if you know where I can get one so I can complete this model.

     

    Best regards

     

    Peter

  10. I do not see how a hand held saw whichever fancy frame it has can cost $160. Why is it so expensive?
  11. This saw pictured above is only for crude work to my opinion. Look at the size of teeth on the blade. Hopefully this would not matter much if you work on ships at very large scale.
  12. Nope. I am building this looking at real Victory pictures and creating my own design interpretations. I spend tremendous time thinking on how I am going to build this or that element. I try and discard lots of materials before I say it is good enough. I set my standards high looking at how masters of this hobby build their ships. This is my second build. First one was AL SAN Francisco II.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...