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Chariots of Fire

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  • Birthday 05/25/1940

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    Wareham, MA
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    Scratch building model fire apparatus and old trucks. Also 1/72 scale USN aircraft of WW2. Sailing ship model building

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  1. Thanks, Guys. I will try the silk span and see how it goes. Saw the video above and it helped out a lot.
  2. I'm in the process of building Bluenose II from a Billings kit. The sail material they included is very stiff and would be impossible to create furled sails with. Anyone got any suggestions on what kind of substitute material might be best?
  3. What I was looking for was some insight on planking the Bluenose from this kit. The instructions are the bare minimum and for a novice ship builder it's not nearly adequate for my skill level. But thanks to John for his sending my a link to his tutorial on planking.
  4. Although I am relatively accomplished as a 1/25 scale truck builder, building a model boat is new to me. So far I have set up the bulkheads and decking on the model and am about ready to attempt the planking. The kit has multiple sections of strip wood 3mm x 1/5mm that will be used for planking. Using such small pieces does not seem to fit the methods described in many places on the forum but I need to start somewhere. Can anyone suggest some hints on this? Perhaps this kit was not a good starter but someone other than me wants it built and I want to do it right.
  5. Hello Fireman,


    My name is Michael, alias 10thumbs on the ModelCarsMagazineForum.


    Are you the gentleman who fabricates scratch built brass fire engine models, especially old timers and those that go deep into the woods which most of us don't ever see?


    Anyways, I just ran across your query on brass piano hinges, can't help you there, just curious if you are whom I assume.


    Greetings to Maine, and hope you can find a hinge source.






  6. Does anyone know of a supplier of small brass piano hinges. I'm talking 1/8" width by roughly 7" long? There was a supplier in England (Phoenix Models) but they do not carry them anymore. I've looked on line but most that I have found are way too big.
  7. I saw recently a post from someone who was willing to provide small pieces of Renshape material at reasonable cost. Is that still a possibility? If so I'd like to make contact about a purchase.

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