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  1. In the states Basswood can also be had in the JoAnn fabric stores and at Michaels craft stores.
  2. The actual ship must've looked like a rag floating on the water with all that rope work. It would be a very flexible hull. Oh well beats swimming I guess. Nice work by the way. My remark is one of imagining the real ship as portrayed by your excellent model.
  3. When I was a young modeler I thought "there must be a bunch of tricks to make things easier to do to get those kind of results" as I've gotten older I realized that while there are a few things one can do, with ratlines you just have to tough it out. Its what makes these fine models valuable.
  4. I have a hardback copy of Wolfram zu Mondfelds book Historic Ship Models for $15 , and a Paper back copy of C.G. Davis' book The Ship modelers assistant for $10. Please PM me. Postage paid BTW
  5. Huh,,,,,first time Ive seen this method of representing coppering. I will have to keep track of this build. Keep up the good work.
  6. Wall paint is far too heavy bodied for model work. The pigment is too heavy and will cover any detail work. Acrylic craft paint will work but it too is heavy and the pigment isn't fine enough either. Vallejo acrylics are probably the best you can get these days.
  7. Never try to contact a dyslexic ghost with an Ouija board.
  8. Very nice ship model indeed. The mistakes you have worried about are only visible to you. This model is your reward for not giving up. I'd be very proud.
  9. reklein

    David Rice

    I have not heard anything. I still have contacts in Sitka so maybe I'll ask around on FB.
  10. I heard there was a sale down at the Lego store. So I went and people were lined up for blocks.
  11. I'm not a big fan of 5 minute gorilla glue epoxy. Hard to use the double syringe thing,and the glue doesn't set near as quicly as its advertised to. I guess I prefer Locktites I think it it in separate tubes, Back in the 80s and 90s when I was build R/C planes I used a different brand that I was really happy with but cant find it in the hobby shops any longer,and I can't remember the name .
  12. I'd use a fine brass pin with a head already formed on one end. Insert the pin and then flatten the other end by squeezing it in a hefty pair of pliers till it flattens a little. Then orient the part so the flat side is out of sight if possible. Good luck.
  13. Reaaly outstanding project. Nothing else to add really since you've shown us "how its done". Thankyou
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