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  1. Nice work Wefalck. Ladders are so difficult, because of all the close parallel parts the eye can detect even the slightest imperfection. Yours look really good!
  2. Me too. I'm just trying to teach myself ship drafting in TurboCAD 20 so, I'm watching with real interest.
  3. Yes, It was reading Lloyd McCaffery's book that first introduced me to the idea. I'll be very interested to hear how the hemp thread works out though. Add a bit of Stockholm tar and you'll have true authenticity!
  4. I'm trying to only use wire for rigging these days, for exactly this reason. I have too many models 20-50 years old in my house that have brittle rigging, or the remnants of it. Admittedly they were rigged with cheap materials, mainly cotton, but even so. Making realistic "ropes" from wire is an interesting challenge, but I think it's doable. I'm having fun experimenting with it, anyway! I'm also pretty wary of using plastic parts, for the same reason. I'm not sure how long they will last. I'm interested to hear views on how long cast resin parts might last.
  5. What a clever idea - it has never occurred to me but now that you suggest it seems so obvious. I've always struggled to stop the paper from deforming when gluing it on, no matter what kind of adhesive I've used, glue sticks, spray-on, whatever.
  6. That is looking really good. Fascinating to see these ancient techniques come to life in the model.
  7. I'd love to see a picture of the trophy wall, Mark. Tanami is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, I agree.
  8. It's looking very nice Mark. The Huon Pine should look great when its finished to that lovely curvy shape. I occasionally crew on a boat that races with the Amateurs, mainly in the twilighters in summer. Byzance, an S&S designed Swan 40, blue hull. I'll have to watch out for Cherub!
  9. Oh, I absolutely agree. Epoxy glue in restorations is a complete no-no. However, this isn't the epoxy you're thinking of, it's as thin as water. And it's quite flexible when dry. As Bob says, CPES is a well-known example available in North America, but there are plenty of others and they are all pretty similar in my experience. It's pretty easy to mix up a dab of epoxy and then thin it with methylated spirits (aka denatured alcohol) to try out on a test piece. I think it might work well for making paper sails, too.
  10. Very good looking ship, Valeriy - I can see the attraction!
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