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  1. This highlights a problem we have with many glues when double planking. Some kits recently have perfectly cut out second layer planks using the magic of computer drafting and lasers. I found CA problematic when making even small errors and pinholes couldn't be closed by a drop of water. PVA made the thin veneer cup and cup and cup and the pin count shot up... frustrating. Having burned myself many times with the tiny irons used to cover model airplanes, a bigger iron at full steam.... Single planking is not so bad if you are willing to putty and paint but maybe it's back to block models. How many wood duck decoys are double planked:-)
  2. First: wow, great, wow - I wish I could do half as well. Next: I wish you would make cool kits for the ham-handed and unskilled like me. Last: wouldn't a hook - as key to the rigging as the one in this photo under the flag - be moused? If you Bing mouse a hook there are two examples. Again, amazing, amazing work.
  3. Have built kits from these folks and they are easy and really work well in the water. They even have a line called 'pine wood sailors'. https://shop.seaworthysmallships.com/ Nav
  4. Then there is a re-release by Amazon of the Fox Series (14) by Adam Hardy. ... Read them 2x long time ago, then gave them to a friend to enjoy... and forgot who!

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