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  1. Dan, This is excellent news! I am very happy to hear that you are doing better and greatly looking forward to seeing your build!
  2. I’m looking forward to seeing progress! The Great Republic was awesome to see!
  3. Welcome! I am sorry to hear about your brother. You have my condolences. I have not built either kit, although both look like nice kits. I also enjoy 1/35 armor. I just bought a BT-7 by Zvezda.
  4. The Yankee Hero is coming along nicely. I have only built one solid hull kit myself, a Model Shipways Sultana. The hardest part for me was getting the hull done.
  5. Nicely done! I made my first deadeyes for my Prince de Neufchatel. I used a dowel rod and cut slices after cutting the groove. I drilled the holes last. I keep seeing these yacht America builds. Eventually, I am going to end up building one.
  6. In Bjorn Landstrom’s “The Ship”, there is a two page picture of Victory under full sail that is clear enough and precise enough that I intend to use it to make my sails (I’ll have to modify the dimensions slightly to account for variances between my model and the picture).

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