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  1. There is an informative article in the current Model Railroader magazine on the use of a resistance soldering machine. Its by Alan Gartner a recognized expert in model railroad electronics.
  2. Marcus.if you need black nails look for model railroad track nails or for square ones, model railroad spikes . Just clip the heads if you like. Its OK to use model railroad stuff on ships. I won't tell anyone.
  3. Fiebings black leather dye will get you the ebony look in a wood much easier to work. You can cut it with 91% alcohol. I have used it quite a bit in my model railroading hobby.
  4. I think this might be a good tool for placing photo etch railings.
  5. One thing I've done in recent years to facilitate the use of optivsors o r other such devices has been is to raise the height of the work bench. Much like a jeweler does.
  6. You folks probably know this, but mask wearing makes it tough to smile at babies too.
  7. Keep in mind that one can but a lot of fancy strip wood for the cost of a band saw, sander,and planer.
  8. Welcome aboard mate. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new obsession. Sounds like you may have an aptitude for modeling since your already turning pens. Bill in Idaho
  9. Looks like a great idea. I like the way you tested the idea Masa. Consider driftwood on a sandy beach all nice and smoth and rounded. If you try sand I would recommend a nice sharp sand rather that beach sand. Sand from a crusher perhaps. Some aquarium sands may be suitable. Bill in Idaho
  10. Another use ,not related to ship modeling, is for making cedar bark baskets. In the spring the native women would strip the bark from the tree in long strips running up the tree. They would then process it into strips about an eighth of an inch wide and carefully coil them into boxes and saved for later weaving into long lasting Baskets. Bill
  11. The above pic was taken in Sitka Alaska where an acquantance of mine is currently carving this for the National Park Service. It is indeed Yellow cedar. Bill
  12. James H, Thanks for the reply,you've confirmed my suspicions. I know about the solutions and I have them ready to go.. Theres a lot of decal work on a carrier deck and it sounds like you have experience.
  13. I'm currently building Trumpeters 1-350 Intrepid. The deck requires extensive decaling. I have applied the base coats and am now ready for decals. Is it recommended to clear gloss coat the whole deck before decaling and then flat coating after? I see a lot of plastic or any modelers doing that before decals. Bill
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