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  1. hmm, maybe i will try wire. Thanks for the input everyone.
  2. i have tried to put white glue on my foot ropes to stiffen them up so they hang naturally on the spars. that doesn't appear to be working very well. is there something else that works better?
  3. Now I have to stash this mast somewhere where it won’t get damaged while I continue the rest of the build.
  4. I am Epoxing some bamboo skewers to the inside of the masts to make them a little more stiffer . I am having to remount one of the yards on my first mass since I accidentally snapped it off when I was moving I am having to remount one of the yards on my first mast since I accidentally snapped it off when I was moving out it, CRAP!
  5. I’m sorry, I am not understanding your reply. “ you can take the tackle thread and tie it to the strap thread before you strap the block “ that has me confused.
  6. What is the best way to put a loop on each end of a 4 mm block? I could use some thread to tie the block to the mast , and what it supposed to have a loop on the other end of the block and I’m not sure how to go about doing that.
  7. It was parchment paper that I was using I guess I’ll get wax paper try and see if it doesn’t separate as much .Thank you for the input
  8. I am using a wet pallet to put my pants in while I paint. I am noticing that every time I paid with my brown Vallejo paint it starts to separate and gets a yellow oily substance on top. This never happens with the black paint or the black primer that I use. Has anybody else experienced this ,or am I doing something wrong?
  9. It is a 1/96 Constitution Revell model. I am replacing the plastic yards with wooden ones. The instructions said to “ lash the boom heels” I thought that’s what they meant. Ooops!
  10. These blocks I ordered from Syren are really nice. I think it’s going to be really hard to get the line through those little holes.
  11. My first set of wooden yards is ready for foot ropes and blocks. I’d like the footropes to be somewhat stiff. I used diluted white glue on my rope coils but I wonder if varnish would work better or not.
  12. Anyone had any experience with these? https://www.amazon.com/AIT-Handmade-Crafting-Exquisite-Watercolors/dp/B010KM5KPM
  13. I wouldn’t mind spending a little more for good brushes if I knew what to buy.

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