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ah100m

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  • Birthday 10/22/1947

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    Boynton Beach, Florida
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    Al types of scale modeling, especially ships and large-scale aircraft and race cars. Also photography.

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  1. If the Fair American is still available will you accept $90? Paypal and ship UPS to Florida. Happy New Year! Bill Schmidt email ******@******.com
  2. Yes, that's what I remember. Thanks!
  3. Sometime in the past I came across a diagram that showed the rigging necessary for launching a ship's boat from its stowed position on the main hatch amidships. It consisted of tackle rigged to the main yard and other spars but now I can't find it. I'd like to do show a boat being prepared for launch from my USS Constitution. Does anybody have such a diagram or a link?
  4. I bought that big box of drill bits from ModelExpo the last time they were on sale. I measured all of them when they arrived and found a HUGE discrepancy between what was supposed to supplied and what actually was received. Some sizes were missing completely, some had double the quantity, Don't tell anyone but when I emailed them with the results they sent me all the missing sizes and didn't tell me to send them the ones that were excess! Pain in the neck to measure all those drills but it worked out in the end (for me)!
  5. Amazon has (or have if you're British!) the loopers: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=glue+looper&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 They're all I use. Small and medium for thin CA, large for thick.
  6. I'm currently deep into the running rigging of the 1/96 Revell connie. I drilled holes in all of the pinrails to hold brass belaying pins and didn't have a one split. The pins I used are 5mm/13/64" long (19.5" long actual). I drilled 0.6mm/1/64" holes in the rails for them. That's a #72 or 73 drill. My references said that the pins were iron so I just blackened the brass ones. Oh, and I also pinned the rails to the deck or bulwark with pins made from brass nails with the heads cut off. Yes, I used Blacken-it. Worked fine.
  7. I'm currently deep into the running rigging of the 1/96 Revell connie. I drilled holes in all of the pinrails to hold brass belaying pins and didn't have a one split. The pins I used are 5mm/13/64" long (19.5" long actual). I drilled 0.6mm/1/64" holes in the rails for them. That's a #72 or 73 drill. My references said that the pins were iron so I just blackened the brass ones. Oh, and I also pinned the rails to the deck or bulwark with pins made from brass nails with the heads cut off.
  8. I use Minwax "Special Walnut 224" stain. It looks right to me.
  9. Once all the of shrouds on one side of a mast are set up I attach the sheer pole, first untwisting each shroud in turn, holding it in position and applying a drop of CA (super) glue to glue the shroud to the pole. Then I go back and properly tie the pole to each shroud. Works for me. You may need to touch up with a bit of matte paint to kill the gloss of the glue but usually the sheer pole and the fastening thread hides the joint.
  10. It's actually cooler here in Florida (Boynton Beach) despite the fact that it's been hotter than normal. It will be 94/34 this afternoon, plummeting to 87/28 tonight. Andof course always a possibility of thunder storms. Bright and sunny now though (11 AM).
  11. Thanks. That was my opinion as well.
  12. I'm working on the running rigging of the Constitution using the Bluejacket plans as the basis of the belaying, along with the diagrams in AOTS. Many lines, especially for the sails, are belayed to tops. Where? To the rails? To cleats? Where are the cleats - on the rails? The deck of the top? Or to cleats seized to the shrouds? Any help would be appreciated!
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