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  1. Here's a note from another Dutch friend. What a marvelous idea! It so happens I own the old AND new version of the kit. I still have some time to decide which one I will start first. It will take a while though before I start. Still working on the Polotsk. In the meantime I will enjoy your second build Sail on. I say!
  2. OMG! I didn't know modeling could be this taxing for the heart! 😉 But seriously, everything fine now? Loosen the sheets a bit and reef the sails. We don't want you to go to Davey Jones locker yet!! Keep sailing on!
  3. No, please don't! you'll get there in the end, I can see that! In the meantime I (we) have a very entertaining build log to follow. It's almost like a mirror to me (only you get better results). Hold her steady and sail on, I say!
  4. I sympathise (regarding the dropping and searching of small parts and the headbanging while searching)
  5. Easy does it, Rambo! Take care, we'd like to see you finish the model with all your limbs still functioning
  6. Thanks for sharing the info! And that just moments after reading about the existence of a schooner called the Recouvrance of Brest (in a book about the Hermione), which ressembles the Polotsk I'm working on. How about that for a coincidence! Another reason to visit wondeful Cornwall (high on our bucket list)
  7. Medium CA here as well. And I moisten (not really soak) the parts a bit before applying. Though that leaves almost no time to correct the placing of the parts. It sticks immediately!
  8. Great news! It feels almost like a Christmas 2.0! Very exciting! The Polotsk has the same sort of flimsy parts. But I haven't experienced any problems (so far). Have fun!
  9. Yes, I also make use of it. It helps, it's better than nothing. But the translation often make no sense. The machine translates literally. And that is not always the right way. For example: "I do not he can not be" what does that mean? It makes no sense! Still, as I said, it's better than nothing or Russian (no offence meant )
  10. And the parts list? I'm experiencing some difficulty in finding the parts in the box and plastic while working on the Polotsk
  11. So no problem there. Which english brigantine do you have in mind then?
  12. I guess you could also use an electrical plankbender (which I happen to use sometimes to pre-bend the planks ). Maybe handier than an iron, which is quite bulky?
  13. Ohwell....fine, either way. I won't be ordering it soon anyway (I think). I still have a lot of building hours to go on my current kit

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