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  1. I suspect that you and I are not the only ones. One problem I'm having is to translate all the technical terms in to products I can buy in France/Internet. Such as "matt polyurethane varnish".I did a google search and came up with https://www.ebay.fr/itm/VAL27651-Av-Polyurethane-Vernis-Mat-200ml/202177657484?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D63098d2ee2f145c8bb36efc44398039a%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D30%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324123542252%26itm%3D202177657484%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2386202%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWeb&_trksid=p2386202.c100677.m4598 https://www.amazon.fr/VAL27651-Polyurethane-Varnish-Matte-200ml/dp/B00BATAAVO/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=mat+polyurethane+varnish&qid=1585945737&sr=8-4 I hope that is what James was talking about. Operating in a non english speaking country, things get lost in translation and purchasing. Richard
  2. I'll be going for it as soon as it becomes available. My current build of the Victory cross section is a good learning experience, like always read ahead in the instructions and make sure you see where all the dependencies are on to what your doing at any given moment. I can't wait for it to become available. After that I'll tackle with something with more rigging. Rigging doesn't scare me; I'll have to admit that planking makes me a bit anxious. Richard
  3. One main question. How long will I have to "dream" before I can get my hands on it. Another question has to deal with Brexit, do I get it with out the UK charging me taxes since they're no longer in the EU. Oh well, I'll just have to wait and see. Richard
  4. As a beginner, I'm just building D'Agostini's' cross section of the Victory, as my first build, I'm carefully following your build of Lady Isabelle. It is a bit daunting for a beginner ! I'm going to try it as soon as its available, with sails, but your build log will be invaluable: the methods of painting, sanding, varnishing (?), futur rigging, ... Please continue, your information will be invaluable as far as I'm concerned. Richard
  5. Not knowing where you are located Bonjour SpyGlass, Vallorbe seems to sell directly to only people resident in Switzerland. I live in France so I used two French websites in order to order some of their files. Both sites will deliver internationally. I not knowing where you are located, but you should be able to find a local site where Vallorbe files are sold. http://ecatalog-mob.maqprint.fr/chapitre.php?cha_id=920 The above site is well organized Richard
  6. Looking at the Vallorbe website is like walking into a candy store. They have so much choice. Never have know so much choice existed. I've just placed an order for their models: Limes de précision: flat grooved on 3 sides and one grooved on 2 sides (top and bottom), and what they call rifloir, ones that have curved endings. Thanks very VERY much for mentioning the site. Now all I have to do is keep impatiently looking at my mailbox. Richard

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