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Michael Scarborough

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  1. Gregory and Roger, Thank you both for these very helpful responses. I knew this was a group I could count on. I've just ordered some from Syren and will take a long look at the other builds that you suggest here. I'm definitely game to make my own. Roger, thanks for pointing out the metal line and block, which I didn't recognize, as such. My father, Capt. USN, 1935-64, would be mortified! OK! I am really encouraged by this info, and the group. I have Syren's Longboat kit and plan to start on it as soon as this book has gone to the publisher.
  2. Greetings all, I'm new here and, for the moment, am working on nothing with sails or cannon! Sorry...I hope that will come! For now, I'm doing a 1/32 scale diorama of a Sopwith Camel and H.3 Lighter, as used by the British in WWI. The plane is from a kit but everything else is being scratch built. At the moment, I'm working on the mast and boom which were used to retrieved the Camel after ditching. I'd like to find some really crisp blocks, shackles and the other sort of fittings seen in the pictures here. I've been through the ModelExpo site but, frankly, as a rookie,
  3. Greetings, Keith and Gregory...I know I responded with thanks to your very helpful suggestions but see no indication of my response here. I'm squeaky new to this forum so perhaps haven't got the procedures down right. At any rate, thanks again for the suggestions. I'm primarily a 1/32 scale WWI aircraft modeler but have long had ideas of a nice build of the blockade runner, PS Hope, and, in my deepest dreams, a full build someday of Jean Boudriot's 74 Gun Ship. Cooler minds prevail, however, and I have the kit for Syren's Meday Longboat and will start with that. At the
  4. Can anyone suggest a few good online sources for basic ship fittings? I'm scratch building a British WWI aircraft lighter. I've been finding bits here and there, but not one basic supplier here in the USA. Does such place exist? Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Cheers from NYC, Michael
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