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  1. I use this micro-saw: https://www.umm-usa.com/catalog/tools_JLC.html Tiny mitre box is also useful. HTH, Keith
  2. To tag onto the thread, any thoughts on whether or not a boat interior would also be painted? I suspect not the floor boards, but what about the ribs and interior of the hull planking? Thanks ahead, Keith
  3. None of us are expert on everything (or anything maybe). I only responded because I had the referenced book (Sumrall) on the shelf next to me when I read your post. Cheers, Keith
  4. Watched the Netflix movie last night and liked it. Interesting story, really good cinematography and lighting, and Fienes’ depiction of Brown was excellent. The romantic side stories felt contrived and unnecessary. Wife, a true Anglophile, really enjoyed it. Cheers, Keith
  5. Yep, it’s the SQA-10 VDS (variable depth sonar). (Sumrall 1995. Sumner-Gearing Class Destroyers. pp. 212-215)
  6. Looking forward to this build, Mosquito was (is) an awesome a/c. One of my all time favorite air combat memoirs was written by a Mossie navigator... https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Starboard-Seat-David-McIntosh/dp/0773730893 Cheers, Keith
  7. There’s a new Flower on the market. I haven’t seen the kit yet, but other products and kits from this manufacturer get rave reviews... https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/royal-navy/223-flower-class-corvette-short-forecastle.html
  8. “However, we modellers are also in a sort dilemma: if you would behold a real ship equivalent to the typical viewing distance, say at reading distance, you wouldn't see much of the small detail. But then we modellers stick our noses close to our models and then you should see the details, but they are not there. Effectively, we have to design for a multitude of viewing distances, also because the eye (and brain) instinctively looks for things that should be there, even if they objectively would not be visible”. And considering we like to share photos of our work, one must also cons
  9. For your reading list, if you haven’t already: https://www.amazon.com/First-Team-Pacific-Combat-Harbor/dp/159114471X Encyclopedic yet engaging coverage of the aircraft, tactics, and personalities.
  10. Cleat belay video... https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&ei=mBZ5X6H1J-2uytMPxpmEwAg&q=how+to+cleat+belay++a+line&oq=how+to+cleat+belay++a+line&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAMyBAgeEAo6BAgAEEc6AggAOgQIABAeOgYIABAIEB46BAgAEA06CAgAEAgQBxAeOgYIABANEB46CAgAEAgQDRAeULFiWON9YMmGAWgAcAF4AIABeIgB9AWSAQMxLjaYAQCgAQHIAQjAAQE&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serp
  11. Hatchways were (are) often aligned vertically to allow raising or lowering large or heavy objects from or to lower decks, therefore ladders were removable. This would obviously also allow for freeing space for the capstan bars. Vertically aligned hatches and removable ladders continue in modern warships, allowing removal/installation of equipment in engineering spaces.
  12. Was a 5-speed as I recall...a friend had one. The rest of us on single speed Schwins. We did make a lot of mods...sissy bars, chopper forks, etc. Fond memories.
  13. Not sure about storerooms 18 and 19, but have heard references to the Marine Clothing compartment. It’s common knowledge in the US Navy that Marines are fond of wearing pretty clothes, so I suspect room 5 would have shelves for fluffy sweaters, drawers for lacy undergarments, and perhaps hangers for sexy dresses. Oh, and shoe racks for their CMFM pumps. And of course a full-length mirror somewhere on a bulkhead. HTH, CPO, USN (Ret)
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