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  1. OK, obviously I'm not that well informed on these sorts of things. It just struck me as a little too obvious that something was up. I love your paintings by the way,and I took this scene to be more or less true.
  2. How did the Germans not notice this bay and take action?
  3. For your Wales just add a plank over the existing planking. For more material Michaels,JoAnns or Hobby Lobby usually have Balsa and basswood display boxes.
  4. A simple solution is to just add planking to the hull. Bluejackets Constitution is done this way. It would be similar to doing a double planked hull and will look better than trying to draw on planks using an awl or some similar sort of instrument.
  5. Arussian low key curse is "Yolki Palki" literally translated means fir sticks .I think. Its part of a poem but still something you might say when you stumble or drop something without harm.
  6. If all you want to do is shape masts,a drill press is fully adequate and a little more versatile. Specially if the base has a hole in the center of it. I've even seen a drill prss laid on its back for use as a lathe.
  7. I have the Allwin I got from Micro-Mark and it works fine. I think the have a precision hand sander too by NorthWest Shortline that works good too.
  8. Had a look at the Cleveland catalog. Very complete listing of the old planes. Thought it was clever that their add to cart is translated as "add to cargo hold". The reject button is "Bailout" and the checkout page is something like "check cargo manifest."
  9. David Rasch, A Higgins boat would make a great R/C project. Maybe even add a jeep.There is some material on google and even a couple drawings.
  10. The company offering this item will put endless ads on your main page for ship models.
  11. Good wishes Chief. Keep her level and bring her up slowly.
  12. I had an e-bay purchase sent from Florida by way of Hawaii to Idaho. Post office people were really nice about everything though.
  13. When I was a kid' my mom had one of those mood rings. When she was in a good mood it was blue. When she was in a bad mood it left a red mark on your forehead.
  14. I thought at first,"why bother with foil on a plastic model when all the detail is molded on?" But then if the detail shows through the hull and you prefer the look have at it. Coppering a hull is sort of satisfying . Much more than say drilling a hundred holes for eye bolts.

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