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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. Royal plural, Michael (I couldn't resist it either ) But thanks to let me know about the known knowns and unknowns, it makes even me knowledgeable.
  2. Druxey, It all depends on circumstances, if your father took you as a toddler or a teen ... I look at it as Allen twirling his keys and it seems less daunting. Michael, I was under the impression you knew all about brass, now it seems you have some (memory) gaps in your knowledge!! You still are my #1 when it comes to brass work. Really lovely details, and explanations!
  3. Yes, just tie it up, and you are done with that "chore" The blue does have something about it. She will stand out from the rest of your fleet. Is it me or are the lenses of the searchlights a bit dark. I would have expected them to be more whitish/silvery. Lovely job on the ils though
  4. Hello peveka, can't imagine your build has been frozen sollid down there in Bretagne ... any progress?
  5. Just an ignorant's question: Why would they use a chain, it makes it even more cumbersome to haul the anchor. Ships in the age of sail used rope, and even then it needed e.g. a windlass to haul the anchor ...
  6. Hope that boy wil be running around in the rain for a few days to come, John
  7. AK is a Spanish company, which makes paints and accessories for modelling. I should have been somewhat more detailed: AK Interactive Would resin casting be an option for the wheels? When I look at the products delivered for plastic models, there are some very nice detailed parts available in resin
  8. a balmy 12ºC, no rain for a change. Average temperatures are 5º above normal. I think I'll pass on moving to Canada, maybe a summer's holiday.
  9. If you make the handle from a thin brass rod, you can dip it in CA, and fatten it up. I did that on an antennae to get the bulbous end. By the way, AK has a rather good brass acrylic, you do need to give it a clear high gloss coat IMO, but it does look realistic
  10. Jan you are wrong! He improved again, eventhough, we mere mortals thought he couldn't ... although ... that centre raft's strapping looks a bit sloppy ...
  11. Latoen is a mixture of Cu an Sn, wich actually is yellow copper, which is brass, Kees, no offence meant.
  12. Thanks Mark. SHould have thought of that. Not really the easy way to watch a movie, but at least you can see it
  13. Nope, it will envelope it entirely ... pullin' your leg mate. Couldn't you replace the balsa for a less harmful wood?
  14. Wonderful work, as Jan wrote: Life like details. I am very much taken by your brass work. Well done

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