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  1. Hello Mike, your Winni Looks fantastic. Are you going to nail all the planks or not? Matthias
  2. Hello Jack, are you still working on this project? It looks fantastic. I have seen the original model in paris among with the models from the "Trianon collection" in 2017, before they closed the museum. The figurehead is beautiful. Matthias
  3. No problem. I am happy I didn't misunderstood all that complicated inch-stuff. We use mm over here. Your Windows look great. I want to try making them from ivory. I got some old ivory from a piano. It need to be sanded clean. But I will give it a try.
  4. I just read, that the second layer for the wales is 7/32 x 3/64 as well. So I will need another 20 planks of that size. I will have to place an order for more 7/32 sheets soon. So it is altogether 48 strips of that size. (The material list says 23 strips) I hope, I didn't misunderstand anything.
  5. So I just cut some more. I hope I got enough sheets. There is another strip 7/32 on top of the 1/4 strips. I will have to cut at least 5 more.
  6. This weekend I did some planking. I sometimes doubt, whether I took the right strips. I used 7/32" x 3/64". I cut 23 of them. That will be enough for 4 planks in each side. But the 5th on top of them should be the same one or not? Taking 2,5 planks for one length, I used already 20 strips. The remaining 3 strips will not be enough for a 5th. row. With wich plank are the wales doubled up later on?
  7. Hi, Your carvings look superbe. I admire your patience, I must admit, I used the resin casting ornaments. Yours look very good! It is definitely worth the efford. It will make a difference to the model. Matthias
  8. Thank you. So that is chapter one finished. Chuck, perfekt timing!! You just posted chapter two.
  9. Chuck, thank you for the Pictures, that helpes a lot. I make another pair of them. The bow itself seems to be more like a semicircular and not pointed round (is that the word?) The angles have to follow that, so mine is too sharp.
  10. I dont know the exact english word. It is very dilute varnish. You usually apply it after sanding, before you start to paint the surface. It closes the pores of the wood if you know what I mean.
  11. I think applying some primer from time to time helps to keep the surface free of dirt.
  12. Is that right, what I am doing here? It looks like on the plan, but not like on Chucks Photos. The angle seems to be too much.
  13. Rusty, I am very impressed, your Hull looks extremely clean and well faired. It is very inspiring to watch you building Winchelsea. Matthias

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