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AndyXO

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  1. Dear Shane- I have just started working on building the HM Badger, and i was hoping that you can help me with a questions. Am I correct that the Gunport Pattern Former gets removed after the the Gunport Patterns are fitted to the bulkheads? While this may be obvious --from your and other the pictures of the build out as well as the placing of the Upper Gundeck -- I didn't see removing the Former in the instructions. Any information you can provide me on this would be most appreciated. Thanks much. Andy
  2. I am starting to build the Caldercraft HM Brig Badger, and would appreciate any suggestions on how to follow the instructions to taper the keel from 5 mm at the fore end of the bearding line to 3 mm at the stern, taking off equal amounts of material from both sides. How precise does this have to be at the stern and going forward to the fore end of the bearding line?
  3. I am considering purchasing this kit and wanted to know whether those who have built this model would recommend it-- or other models by this vendor. Thanks for any comments on this model.
  4. I have been working on the Blue Jacket Revenue Cutter and earlier comments from folks have been very helpful. I am now up to the rigging work. Does anyone have pictures of a completed model with all the rigging work done? Thanks much.
  5. Thanks to everyone who responded earlier to my query. Your posts were very helpful in getting me to where I am at present on my building the Blue Jacket Revenue Cutter. I am now up to putting in the masts and the rigging. Does anyone have large, detailed pictures, showing the standing and running rigging?

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