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Dwight

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  1. But has anyone actually used one ? You can say it belongs to your rich cousin to avoid redicule.
  2. Has anyone had any experience with the Woodcutter S . I first saw it on facebook , then saw it in the Micro_Mark catalog. If what I've read this tool could make a hugh difference for modelers of all types. It's expensive so I don't want to buy one blind. Stay healthy , Dwight
  3. So you tried to grab the mouse by the nose instead of the tail. Looks good after you flipped him over. Remember always grab the mouse by the tail. That was just plain silly.
  4. Wonder why the beak pieces wern't laser cut , especially with Chuck doing the planning.
  5. Wow ! I've been thinking of doing the Confederancy but don't like the unfinished look without masts and rigging. I found a place thet sells plans for Confederancy with all the rigging. They are 1/98 th but that shouldn't be to big a problem. I'll look them up for you if you're interested.
  6. Looks great. The Lauck Street Shipyard "book" was a waste of money , Almost as confusing as the instructions that came with the model
  7. Thanks Pete , I figured it out myself. Sorry to interrupt. I used the jaws of my caliper as the two straightedges and a pr of needle nose to twist them. BTW , your Fair America looks great !!
  8. Pete , Please forgive me but I'd like you to expand on post #16 where you " adjusted " the windows to fit the curve of the planking. I'm assuming you simply twisted the frames using the straight edges to hold them in place then pushed on one corner with something to get them to deforme. Is this the idea or am I way out in left field ?
  9. Got the running rigging done as well. Can't really think of anything else to do so I guess it's done. Now to start " Fair America ". Thanks for all the likes.
  10. Got the practicum yesterday. It's on a DVD so it's kinda hard to use. I'm not even close to the rigging part yet. If I find anything that covers the bowsprint I'll let you know.
  11. I ordered the " Lauck Street Practicum " hoping that it wil lhelp clear up some of these problems
  12. Looking great ! I just ordered the Luck Street Shipyard practicum. I'll let you know what it looks like when I get it.
  13. Got the shrouds and ratlines done. This is my first time for shrouds/ratlines and it was a monster task for about the first 60 %. Then it started getting easier and neater.
  14. Abelson , this log sure makes the awful instructions a lot easier to follow. Keep it up ! Your build looks great !
  15. Does anyone know of a legit manufacturer who makes an accurate of the 18th century version of USS Bonhomme Richard? There's a whole page of them on e-bay but none of them list a manufacturer and I think they are all Chinese.
  16. Greg , thats the one I was thinking of. It's Chinese so I would expect some friction from MRG. There is a build log on the Alert so maybe some of the Chinese manufacturers have figured it out
  17. Does anyone know of a kit builder who a) builds POF models and b) isn't banned
  18. Well I've been working and making myself crazy. I got the mast and thee bow sprint installed and they seem to be straight. Then I started on the standing rigging. I left the shrouds and ratlines till "last" partly out of abject fear and partly so I could work from the inside out.

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