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  1. Scaledecks used to manufacture decking for this model in 1:96 and 1:192 scales , not sure if this company is still in existence, irrespective I assume they would pop up on Ebay from time to time. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/scaledeckscom-196-001-uss-constitution-deck--944037 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/scaledeckscom-96-001-uss-constitution-old-ironsides-deck--944022 I think the 1/196 version is a typo and should be 1/192
  2. I use a dual action airbrush and its something you get use to - after while your finger sort of automatically knows how far back to the pull the trigger. I also use quick drying paints (Tamiya or Mr Colour) plus I live in the tropics so you can paint the next coat almost immediately, so there no need to be impatient. Also I don't lay anything paint or varnish that hasn't been thinned to at least 50/50. Primers even less. It didn't mention it specifically in the article but maybe you could thin your paint further for any bleed protection activities, I suppose it all comes down to
  3. Nice work on such an old mould Citadel Agrax Earthsade is what a lot of figure painters use to wash their models and bring out the detail. This guy is pretty good as he keeps it nice and simple. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+i+paint+things
  4. Jake, I really struggled with understanding the various documents, I find there to be an assumption that you know certain things and steps are skipped over or not visually explained in enough detail. I think this is one of the major issues with wooden ship building and why people don't stick around in the hobby. However, I finally found a great build log, it was for the Model Shipways 18th Century Longboat by BobF. This guy has a great visual way of explaining things, he really doesn't skip a step and comes back with further information if you found any of his steps di
  5. I'm a latecomer to this log, there has been wonderful work undertaken to these little planes. I noted your issues with masking, there was an interesting article in the Journal by Kurt Van Dahm (Vol 64, pages 282 to 284) and one thing that was recommended in addition to burnishing was spraying a light coat of the original /base colour along the edges of the masks at 90 degrees to the surface to seal the edges and prevent bleed under the tape. Obviously you need to be careful with coverage so as to not to cause a raised edge. I haven't tried it myself but it seems quite
  6. Yes, just looked them up, they are quite different.
  7. Assuming you mean Butcher Birds ....for those who don't know them here is a video of 4 of them having a singalong .......jump to around 2:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr46I3568Hk
  8. Chuck, did I perhaps dream it, but didn't you use to have a list on your website whereby we could work out which particular products such as blocks or rope suited each scale?
  9. Apologies if this came over the wrong way I was just trying to classify the model in Scalemates - I will will leave it where it is on the generic sailing ship category
  10. Sorry, to clarify, it is based a on a real ship, but with a fictitious name, do we know which ship it is based on?
  11. I was struggling to locate this ship on https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=ships_search has anyone more information on it - type of ship etc
  12. Yes some of those plastic kits have attached instructions which you can download - it gives you another perspective at least.
  13. Here is a link to the Borodino on the Scalemates site https://www.scalemates.com/topics/topic.php?id=23657
  14. Some of these specialty products are a waste of time - but not in this case. I have just purchased one recently having knocked over several bottles. I think AUD 30.00 (USD 20.00) is money well spent with a bottle of Extra Thin retailing at AUD 10.00. For me it will not take long to recoup the costs especially when you bring cutting mats and half built models into the equation.
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