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  1. I suppose he bought it from EBay, not from the official dealer. When you buy from EBay you get what you get, it is a lottery in some way.
  2. Unfortunately cannot be done. Remaking to another scale is similar do redesigning the whole kit, because many materials have standard thickness, not to mention all fittings.
  3. You are absolutely right From the other hand, as I know, noone in Russia, except Eskadra and MK, currently produces bigger kits (not boats and not exotics)
  4. It has many flaws - both in manual and in the kit, especially in the rigging, but significantly better than many mainstream kits. Halfway to MK kits Actually it was released only a year ago, so not many people have finished it, so the errors are still being corrected (I hope!).
  5. It is better to use some other glue (which glues wood AND metal), which is less toxic and which dries slower, so you can adjust the position. In Russia we have for example BF-2.
  6. I hope you did not glue the sternpost yet. Otherwise it will be very hard to cut the second planking' protruding parts.
  7. Just a note: if you use PVA glue, it is much easier to use a hairdryer to melt the glue to remove the parts, instead of the acetone.
  8. Some of archive images of ships of that age that were close by. Pay attention to the curvature of the deck planking.
  9. DPK


    Hi Nazir, 1) The pear version (the X letter in the reference) of the Avos does not differ much from the non-pear version except for the material. But IF there is also a letter N (N - for nails) letter in the reference, that means that there are also nails engraved on the planking, making the planking process much more difficult. If you are a newbie, I suppose it is worth leaning to the non-nailed version. Also, the N-version is also not very widely available. 2) For the instruments it is necessary to have different small drill bits and a drill (a hand one is ok). 3) The main thing about selecting the right ship to build is that you should like it. You can consider other ships from Master-Korabel, I belive Ages of Sail carries them. For example MK0401 Phoenix has also a complete set of building videos with English subtitles (voice in Russian):
  10. Here is the corrected rigging table with the column, containing the thread references. The table has priority over the drawings: if the thread size differs, take it it from the table http://master-korabel.com/manuals/MK0202_specification_2020_eng.pdf P.S. If any more errors are found, please do tell.
  11. Crafty Sailor ( https://craftysailor.com/ ) should have them in stock. They are also a sponsor here.
  12. Big mistake: do NOT glue the frames into the jig. You will have to remove the jig later first, then partially cut the frames.
  13. Well, there is always a room for improvement. For example a pipe with a protective cone (or just a cone) instead of holes, so water would not pour in. Something like that:
  14. If the word "contemporary" describes the models, made in our age, then you probably know, that they have numerous historical mistakes. From both reasons: 1) people who built them do not care about historical accuracy or just had not dug deep enough 2) the more we live, the more information comes through research - so the info may be not available by the time they have built their models. I have met it several times on ships from Russian fleet - models built in 60-80s made by great modelists are great, but some recent archive discoveries tell us, that they are historically incorrect in several places. P.S. I can send you more of our blocks, if you have not enough

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