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Matt D

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  1. Beautiful work and excellent photos, Tom! You're building a wonderful model. I hope your cold weather preparations and everything else go well for you.
  2. The new CNC work is exciting news, Chuck! I like that you're always trying to make new and better models and fittings. I hope you have a good time on vacation with the Admiral.
  3. I second that your molding came out great! How did you control passing the molding over the dremel to keep it straight? Did you set this up as some kind of make-shift shaper machine?
  4. Looking great, Frank! I’ve had trouble getting my pictures in the order I wanted, too. But if you edit your post, you can drag them to whatever order you prefer. It works best on a computer rather than a tablet.
  5. Mark, I hope your upcoming surgery goes well and they get you fixed up like new. We’ll be here when you get back.
  6. I’m sorry it has not been going well, Andreas. I look forward to watching you finish your Badger.
  7. That looks great, Bob! I like your wire stanchions a lot. I had not previously noticed the micro-krystal clear windows in the bulkheads, but that looks very nice, too. It's neat stuff and I'm glad I saw it in your build logs.
  8. Beautiful, Bob! You've done an amazing job! How did you know how to simulate the worn paint next to the cockpit? It looks so realistic, but I can't imagine how you did it.
  9. This looks great, Justin! The new knees are excellent. I agree with Mark: there’s nothing wrong with the wales.
  10. I checked out Amati's site. This looks like an amazing model. I can't wait for the in-box review and to see a build log!
  11. I hope you have a wonderful time. Share a picture with us if you can. Your oars look terrific! The rack display looks really neat, too.
  12. Glenn, you've done an incredible job! And your build log is an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this with us.
  13. It’s beautiful, BE! I was starting to thing the carvings would never come free, so I’m glad they did. I feel bad for this one guy who has to do all the rowing. Did he have gas or something?
  14. Welcome to MSW, Ron. Your model is looking good so far. I’ve looked at this kit many times and considered it for my first build. But I didn’t realize it is a single plank model. One thing I have noticed on some of the Constructo models is that the bulwarks are built up off of the planking rather than off of the bulkheads. It looks like that’s how this will be done. If so, then be careful to make sure you the strake at the deck overlaps it so you have something to attach to continuing up. That should be described pretty well in the instructions. I hope this goes well for you. This site is very helpful and makes modeling much more fun.
  15. Beautiful work, Steve! I’m going to do the same - leaving the coamings, partners, etc. loose until the deck is done. I’m certain I would damage them otherwise.
  16. I’m working on the margin planks. I started on the starboard side, but they were not going together very well. So I cut out the pieces for the port side and started working on it. I must have just needed more practice, because these are going much better. Here’s the forward most, which is done, and the next one moving aft, still in progress.
  17. That one is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. She is easily perplexed. You should see her chase shadows.
  18. My camera is an Olympus OMD-EM5 Mark II. It has white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Custom 1 and 2. My shipyard is illuminated by warm white LED fixtures (I don’t like the bright white LEDs). I use the custom white balance setting, which required me to set it using a piece of white paper. I put it on the bench where I usually take pictures of my model. I’ve used Canon Digital EOS cameras in the past and they work very similarly. If you’re not sure how to do this, look it up in your user manual or search for it on the internet. It makes a big difference in your photos. Also, the setting stays through power cycles, so you don’t have to redo it each time you pull out the camera. If your lighting hasn’t changed, then you’re all set.
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