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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. Will you add the lights too on the OKTO? A lot of builders are adding led into their builds ... you could do it with fiberoptics ... like Dubz on his battle cruiser (Star Wars), and you build your models in just the right size for it
  2. Ai, that ain't nice. You don't get a like for that. You want to solve this I presume ... What I would do: Get a piece of wood with the same thickness. Copy the outline to a piece of paper and adjust/correct the crooked part. Paste the drawing onto the wood, and cut it out with a "mini saw bow". Cut it just outside the line, which will make it slightly to big. When finished sand the surplus off carefully. Sand off the drawing and stick it on the keel. If you want an easier way out: Correct the shape of the blue rectangle on the left side. The gap at the bottom will get bigger, but we'll deal with that later. File or sand the top to the horizontal you need. Take some scrap pieces of wood (probably there is some in the box, else you need to quickly start to collect scrap wood )with straight sides. Glue those pieces to the sides of the blue rectangle (front and back), in such a way, the sides of the scrap wood follow the correct line of the vertical slot. Do it on both sides. Voila, quick an' dirty Who said you wouldn't get value for money ...
  3. I know, Steven, but most use metric nowadays ... at least so it seems ... feeling not so imperial anymore? I knew it! Hence my question for metric Jo. Carl
  4. good luck in finding the wand ... although, I don't know if you really need it
  5. brilliant Frank. I am very taken by the details you manage to add to even very small items
  6. An entire workspace, fully utilised ... you must be in modellers heaven ... you won't have any excuses for not being able to work on your model now ...
  7. Do they still have that in Belgium: "Vacation" !?!? I would have thought you'd have plenty of time to build ...
  8. The further I came in your log, the less obvious it became to be of plastic origin ... it is hardly possible to distinguish it from wood. Very well done, and as Steven mentioned, especially at this scale
  9. I thought you were upto something ... to silent for to long ... very nice radar mate
  10. ??? I so enjoy the Red Devils winning. It means some peace and quiet at this side of the border (as you noticed ... I don't like orange)
  11. Then you would be ....... in trouble If you haven't read up on your planking. It might be a good idea not to tally any longer ... if you do not know the knowledge db then that is a good place to start. The link will take you straight to the docs for framing and planking. It's nice to be prepared ... Until you've reached the point of no return, you can always change your mind about the colour ... usually you are far beyond it when you find out what colour you want - just pullin' yer leg
  12. Greg, When I look at the pictures from the Fletcher, and I look at your primed hull, I see a difference in the way the hull plating has been lined up in the vertical. On your model it is stepped, on the real life ship the plates sides are a single line from bottom to top, but for a few at the bow ... will you change that or stick to the hull plating layout from the kit

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