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  1. Thank you guys! I have painted the masts to a brown color. The ship is the Santa Maria. I will post pictures in my build log soon.
  2. I have bought a Proxxon Micromot 50 in the end. It came in a pack with the main adapter, 5 drill units and several drill heads. I got it for 80 euros, approximately half the price of the Dremel 8050. I have used it to sand some stuff and I was satisfied with the results. It is fairly quiet and the speed can be adjustable just as the Dremel. One drawback is that it is not cordless.
  3. I have seen in some kits that the masts are colored. What is used for the coloring? A varnish, paint or something else? Thank you!
  4. Welcome Anna! It is a great joy to have an admiral on the forum . You will find friendly people and a lot help. All the best!
  5. Unfortunately my acquisition is put on hold. The Dremel 8050 costs about 150 Euros (!!) in my country, which is above budget. I found the Proxxon micromot 50 for about 100 euros in a package with the adapter. Should I save a little bit more and get the Dremel?
  6. Grazzie mille luponero! I haven`t thought about this option. One can learn so much from you guys on here . I have advanced a little bit with my building. I used a lin seed oil over the hull to darken it a little bit. It was really smelly, but I think it was well worth it. I only brushed it once but it seems to suffice. Also, as you can see, I attached the anchors.
  7. I checked my local store today: unfortunately Dremel seems to provide drill heads starting only from 0.8 mm. Proxxon on the other hand is going from 0.5 mm . Can I use the drill heads from Proxxon with a Dremel machine?
  8. I would use it only for building model ships. I suppose that in the majority of cases it will be used for drilling small holes (for cannon fences for ex). My question would be what are the most commonly used drill head sizes? I guess the 1-1,5 mm is the most useful. Am I correct?
  9. Thank you for your help! I managed to bend with my fingers the shrouds on the dead eyes by pusshing them to the table. By this I managed to curve the shrouds to the form of the dead eyes.
  10. Hi guys! I am preparing to attach the anchor rope to the ship. The instructions are very breef on this one and I do not know if the rope must be squieezed through the stem of the ship through the “eyes” or just be cut in two parts and attached to the eyes. Can anyone help?
  11. I guess that I will order one afterall. Seems that it has good reviews all over.
  12. Beautiful work luponero! I will follow your work. Building from scratch has something special...
  13. Thank you for your opinions! Any other possible alternatives?
  14. Hi guys! Do you have any opinions about the above mentioned tool? It is significantly smaller than its siblings and weights only about 250 grams. It is powered by a li-ion accu and has a fancy wireless charger. It lasts about 3,5 h of work with a single charge. Seems a very versatile tool for ship modelling...
  15. I am thinking of buying an Occre kit myself, the HMS Terror. Till now, I have experience only with an Amati kit. Any other thoughts on the subject? Other people seemed to like Occre wood quality.
  16. Thank you all! I would like to mention that I cannot bent the metal line to hold the dead eye even loosely. How did you managed to solve this issue in your projects?
  17. Hi Guys, Here are some pictures about my progress. I had no problems with the ladders, however the rudder was a pain in the ***. The metal sticks which must be attached to the rudder came with no pins and it seems to me that smaller pins were necessary that the ones used in other parts of the ship. I used the bigger "standard" pins and bent them after but it was difficult and not very pleasing. Did I miss something? Moreover, the "V" shaped metal sticks must hold also another little piece which enables the rudder movement which I struggled to fix and eventually tried to glue. What is the correct procedure here?? I have problems also with the fixing of the dead eyes. The instructions provide that a slim metal line should be fixed around the dead eye and the extremes must be bent. I tried to do this but I never managed to exercise such pressure to the line to actually hold still the dead eye and it remains somewhat loose whatever I do. What should I do??
  18. I am very interested in this project! No news for some time now...I hope it was not abandoned...
  19. Thank you ccoyle! I am encouraged by the fact that Occre posted on its youtube channel a session of videos regarding the step-by-step building process of the ship. There are about 90 videos, 1 to 2 minutes long each! So I guess that will be very helpful for beginners.
  20. Hi Guys! Could you recommend this kit to a beginner? I am working on my Amati Santa Maria right now but after she is finished, I am really considering buying this kit. It seems a very good value for money.
  21. Wow.... this seems a marvelous kit. I had the possibility to buy it from a local store but I immediately realized that it is by no mean a kit for a beginner so I bought the Santa Maria instead. Can the Vanguard kit be qualified as one of the best kits available?
  22. Hi, All the best for your wife Old Collingwood! Hopefully the medication will improve her condition. Oliver
  23. Hi Guys! I was absent for quite some time due to work and MA studies. I still haven`s finished my Santa Maria but I will not give up and eventually it will be finished. @Zappto, you guessed it right, there will be some open doors from the deck. Here are some pictures of the ship>
  24. Great work! very smooth deck planking. I assume you did a fear amount of sanding before.

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