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  1. It means rubbing over the edge of the tape with something reasonably firm (repeatedly with your finger, maybe a round tooth pick, etc) to make sure you get a good seal.
  2. I would definitely wait for the seal to dry (if that’s what you mean) before doing the next layer. Did you burnish the edge of the tape as well?
  3. I’m also not a paint master so double check this, but I’ve done the same but instead of clear (which is frequently mentioned) used the same color as is under the tape (in this case white) to seal the edge.
  4. Looking great so far! I really like these river boats (One is on my list to build someday); there’s a handful of them in the CVG (Cincinnati) airport (if I recall correctly).
  5. Welcome! I’m certain you’ll do great. I was nervous about my skill level (and I’m very much a novice) but as long as you enjoy the process, remind yourself that a hobby is supposed to be fun and don’t worry about making mistakes you’ll thoroughly enjoy yourself. What wood kits were you gifted?
  6. Very nice! It’s a great feeling being able to unload some unused stuff and make a profit at the same time.
  7. Thank you for the insight. I’ve tried one of the chemical methods (and I am starting to get good results) but I’ll have to see if I can replicate your work with paint. Do you use a specific type of paint? I really appreciate the help and again very nice work on your build.
  8. In this forum I’ve usually seen AYC stand for Alaskan Yellow Cedar.
  9. May I ask what your method is to paint over the brass? I haven’t had much luck (but I haven’t don’t much experimenting either).
  10. You might want to look at Cornwall Model Boats out of the UK their shipping (to the US at least) is very reasonable. At a brief glance the model Shipways prices are a little higher but maybe with shipping the cost will be better in the end. https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/model_shipways.html
  11. Small update, added the mast deck rings and worked on the gaffs. I also began fabricating all the metal work for the masts (making all these pieces is a time consuming affair for a novice, but I think they are turning out well 🙂). EDIT: I forgot to ask, the anchor is white metal and the chain appears to possibly be copper (?). I don't believe either will blacken in the birchwood casey brass black that I have. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm considering whether to purchase some Jax or replace the components and I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!
  12. I’m in the US so I had the reverse issue (With shipping from Amazon Canada), I kept trying to find one “locally,” but never could find it until now.
  13. Thanks for posting this! I’ve been contemplating getting the one on Amazon Canada, but I think I’ll have to give this one a try.
  14. I wanted to stop in and say your work looks really nice, I'm enjoying watching you progress through the build!
  15. Welcome to MSW, this link should help you get a gallery set up: https://modelshipworld.com/gallery/submit/?_new=1 Without the link click gallery in the navigation bar towards the top and then add images on the left.

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