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    Gelderland, Netherlands
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    Model ship building; Asian (mainly Japanese) crafts, culture and martial arts; Photography; Gardening (a bit); International cuisine; Vintage English cars (not to have); Music (Jazz, Blues, classical, folk, reggae, rock); Reading (novels, fantasy, autobiographies, study material ...);

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  1. Steven, You are really the perfect example of being your own worst critic!
  2. Marcus, Commercial shipping needed space, so it is not strange those have far wider hips, which implied more stowage, than their earlier versions, at least if those were prone to be attacked, for then you'd prefer speed and agility over slow bulk shipping (or heavy armament if a slow sailor in troubled times). Maybe you should take a look at the periods in which both shapes were used and might find an explanation in that.
  3. Nice work on the cabin and the poop deck, I just wonder, if it wouldn't be more logical to start from the centre line and work outwards? some still do ...
  4. When I look at the size of those benches, I would get the shakes merely thinking about your artwork on the castle, and am not surprised you'll need a brake from time to time. Do you rest your wrist, or the palm nearest your wrist on some object and just use your fingers to move the brush? A bit like the stick a painter uses to stabilize his hand when painting details
  5. I'm glad you can justify refitting the cant frames for tilting, even for a smidgen, for I can't see why something which seems to be perfect should be imperfect ... at least I couldn't spot it I would suggest thicker padding of your pant's seat. Your own suggestion would make the chance of falling bigger and might cause different injuries altogether, which in turn would keep you from your build, and would greatly disappoint yourself, not to mention us
  6. I thought so, here at MSW there is a modeller whom says he builds ships in bottles and shows his builds with a match stick. It can only be a giant inflatable one when you look at the incredible detail he manages to put into his models. Hence, your cane is very plausible ............................................................... but for the giant part
  7. Yves, Still great build. Question about the sails. Wouldn't the hatches be more flush with their suroundings?
  8. Nice study, it almost looks like you worked with pastels, and ion some spots colour pencils!
  9. Love it Jack. Had not seen that one. Must start saving to get it ... maybe X-mas can come early ...
  10. Truly gifted, Keith, complete mastery of the art Couldn't you pinch the hole, and hence clamp the pin?

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