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  1. I shudder to think what my skills would deliver! Brilliant work. I love viewing people's work who pay a great amount of attention to detail - now I must just do the same
  2. Welcome and enjoy the plenty new info
  3. Vossiewulf, your postings will be the end of me I've just blown the budget on an order and here he goes and posts more quality tools to use!
  4. Welcome to MSW Plenty of very useful info here to make you enjoy your stay
  5. Thanks Gregory I too am a natural man - love the look of natural wood Something tells me that the darker wood for a hull is the way to go. The lighter wood tends to show imperfections too easily My current build has the hull painted which I am not to keen on [its my build ]
  6. I am really in 2 minds as to the path I want to follow on my current build On the one side, the use of "scale" planks appeals to me and on the other, wanting to make the model look good Pete - I did use the "scale" length planks on the deck - its now the hull I need to do and hence the quandry. And thanks for the guide on butts!
  7. As the subject says 100ft planks were not available (and still aren't ) when the models that most of us build were actually produced in real life Here's my question to the hardcore builders and those with oodles of knowledge. Why do most use builders full length planks (as supplied by kit for example) to plank their hulls and not shorter more "scale lenghts"? - (and obviously shown the tree nails etc) This may have been discussed before but I could find no particular reference Would be interesting to hear the opinions/advice
  8. Welcome Cédric - enjoy MSW! Just as a side note, my surname [last name] is Rochefort so it is intrigueing to see it mentioned. I am Anglo Saxon should anyone ask
  9. Thanks guys It was what my brain was telling me - just trying to avoid unnecessary pitfalls
  10. Many thanks for the links vossiewulf - certainly some cool pieces on those links. Much appreciated - now to start the budget towards an order I can attest to "out-of-control tool collection" - I have the same problem
  11. Thanks all - I have found them Will have to order though - South Africa is a tad far from the States - some days I wish I could take some lotto earnings and visit all these nice shops and suppliers in the States You guys are spoilt for choice

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