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  1. amazon GAC 400, I used it on my sails on the San Francisco (link below) and the sails held their shape great
  2. I’m not sure, it shouldn’t? Here are screenshots of what I see. I click choose file and then I click “photo library” and it takes me to my photo album
  3. I love seeing you back at it. Do you find the black clips modified like that work? When I did it I felt that some of them didn’t really clamp down hard to stay secure because the silver wire part kept the black clip slightly open. If that makes sense. it’s looking really nice though
  4. The kit itself came with 2 small pieces of laser cut plywood for the “filler” blocks to allow for more surface area when glueing the sides of the hull. I personally am a fan of bigger fill blocks to allow for more surface area, as Id hate to wake up one day to see the hull coming apart. I have some balsa wood from a whittling kit that I use, it’s really soft. The glue I use for planking expands when it dries so in my head I tell myself that it will have a better fixation. I still have to sand them down to shape, which I will he doing with a Dremel with a sanding flap wheel, file, and then a sanding block for the finishing touches What are other options for good filler blocks?
  5. I started assembling the keel first, as per the instructions. I’m not sure how other kits are but mine extremely tight, to the point where I couldn’t not even dry fit them without feeling like I needed a mallet to get them into place so I filed down all of the connecting joints just a tad. After that they all slid right together. howevet, I did find a mistake in the plywood labeling. The bulkhead pieces 4 and 5 were labeled backward. Other than that, so far so good.
  6. I just started this as well, I am still working so most likely you will stay ahead of me which will be a fantastic reference for me to use when the directions are less than satisfactory. Also, yes, you can post from a mobile device. That is almost entirely how I post my images as I don't upload them to my computer. At the bottom of the "post" page, click the link next to the paper clip that says "click to choose files" and just upload directly from your device. The only issue I have found is that it often uploads them in a random order, not necessarily in the order you have selected them.
  7. After finishing my last build (link is in my profile) I started a ship in a bottle. I am still working with that, but I can only spend so much time working at such a tiny level, I prefer the larger models. So I will be tinkering with the ship in a bottle intermittently. I was pretty bummed when I found out Artesania Latina closed their doors, and one day I was speaking with my fiancé about it. The local hobby store in her hometown just happened to have one more AL model on the shelf and she picked it up for my anniversary gift. I was originally planning on starting a victory, but I am beyond excited to start a different style of ship. One thing that recently caught my interest while browsing other builds is the idea of opening up the doors and windows and finishing the interior as well. I am still in the planning stages for that, but as of now I am planning on adding a small casino room, a kitchen (if I can find the parts) and a couple of bedrooms.
  8. I am actually looking for a similar solution as I am in the process of making a display case myself. I came up with two solutions, and I may end up using both. The first is a set of 4 small displayspot lights to place on the wooden base, can be found here at https://www.amazon.com/Xking-Dimmable-Spotlight-Showcase-Lighting/dp/B078V7ZH4X/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=small+spotlight&qid=1580141372&sr=8-12 The second I was considering putting rope LED along the top and then covering the plexiglass with oak trim to hide the lighting and wires. https://www.amazon.com/Linkable-Adapter-Cabinet-Lighting-Showcase/dp/B07T7VC3Q9/ref=sr_1_18_sspa?keywords=rope+LED+display+case&qid=1580141532&sr=8-18-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzR1NRWTVVRUlSWE5UJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzYzNzg4MzdQTlkwSkpJRDhRUCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzc4MDQ0MzExRTRVVEZMSDRXRCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= With regards to your clear display case, where did you get it and how is the quality? I found a website but it is a bit pricey for the plexiglass case to be made that side. https://www.shoppopdisplays.com/CS001/5-sided-clear-acrylic-box-custom-size.html?v=19123&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6i7tJak5wIVmoVaBR1I_wkQEAQYASABEgLqQ_D_BwE Here is the one that I was planning on using.
  9. Well I decided I wasn’t done yet. Initially I placed the ship on top of my book shelf but I realized I wasn’t happy with it there so I am making a display case for it that will have a plexiglass cover made for over top of it to keep the dust off of it. so far I think the hardest part of building the case will be finding pieces of oak that all match in shade and grain...the selection was pretty thin. i got started by getting some pieces of 2x2x4 red oak and then planed them for a smooth/flat surface. They were a bit rough coming off the saw mill. Then I measured 1” boxes on the bottom in the 4 corners to add a slight taper to the wood at the bases. I used a 3 degree taper.
  10. Thank you everyone osmosis, currently I am working on 2 much smaller project. A ship in a bottle (build log is already started on here) and a ferrari formula 1 car. I believe you have the same Mississippi kit. Let me know when your get started, I’m sure we can share some info back and fourth. however, as soon as those 2 are done my fiancé did already purchase my next big ship for christmas. It’s another kit from Artesania Latina, the Mississippi River Queen. I cannot wait to get it started
  11. I still have to build the display case, which I will probably wait to start until it gets a little warmer outside. But the ship itself is done! 10/11/2018 - 1/3/2020 approximately 500 hours. it sort of bummed me out that Artesania Latina closed its doors. I am fairly new to the model ship world but I really enjoyed building this model and numerous people have asked where to buy this specific one.
  12. I decided to trash the stand that the model came with and make my own out of oak. I started with an oak board from Home Depot and finished with something that turned out much better than I expected
  13. Today was my first day off of work for Christmas vacation so I got a little progress done on the jig that holds the ship while building it. While building the Amati it didn’t require anything like this, I’m intrigued to see how all of these holes will be utilized. next the fore and aft cabins will be fitted and glued. The kit comes with very crudely shaped wood so it will require a little filler and quite a bit of sanding
  14. Well my San Francisco by Artesania Latina build is coming to an end, just working on the stand and display case now I decided to start planning for my next build. My first ship was the Golden Yacht bottle kit by Amati, I will say I enjoy the larger models more but about a year ago I came across this kit on eBay and purchased it. From what I can tell the kit itself was produced and sold in 1988 and stopped selling shortly after that. I have tried to research the kit and there is not much on out there on it. I was a bit skeptical purchasing something so old on eBay as the box was damaged in the picture, but from what I could tell it had never been opened. And when it arrived, it was clear that it wasn’t. All of the parts inside the box were still packed away and appeared to be in pristine condition. I have not started it yet, but I will soon.

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