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  1. hello,I live in oslo,small world,I have some books about rigging to,and I find a little difficult to calculate the mast hight of diana, scale 1:64. I am planing to do some scratch build of hms surprise (ex untite,french frigate),I have the orginal drawings, and I was thinking to use the diana masting/rigging plan, with some modifications,dianas masts is a little bitt high for my build I think. I wil just use the plans as a guide. I have a lot of books to,so if anyone have some plans or some input/info it wil help. And I will try to read a little bit more about rigging of 1700/1800 centry ship models. thanks Helge,oslo,norway
  2. hello,Is there annyone who knows where I can get the masting/rigging plan for caldercraft hms Diana,buying or download from the web? Or anny other plans that will fit the hms diana scale1:64 rgds Helge,norway
  3. hi,just read your post,I called caldercraft/jotika and they said that the hms surprise kit will be relesaed in the end of this year.
  4. Hello, Yes is wood, I know,just want to it tobe a smoot and slick surfase, 1700-1850, they used tar I belive. My friend family have and old boat from that time, ( restored) and they used tar. (boild tar)
  5. hello,has annyone used or have expirence with using automotive filler/primer on the hull before painting? rgds Helge,norway
  6. thank you,I will take a look. Sizes,maybe 1-1.5x 4, 1- 1.5x5 mm,have to calculate a little bit first. Helge,norway
  7. Hello all friends,does anny one know where to buy holly wood stripes in europe,uk,us or other places.I have looked manny places,but cant find annything,so if there are anny one who can help me with this,I will be glad. rgds Helge,norway
  8. Thanks to you all for the welcome,I have 3 builds going on, ( cutty sark (artesania), hms victory, and titanic (not started) the cutty sark is the rigging left. I will trie to present some photo of the " cutty" build in the future. thanks again Helge,norway
  9. thanks for the replay acording to oak,I think the kit is provided with maple for decking,and I will take a look at the "holly" option,and thanks again. rgds Helge,oslo,norway
  10. Hello all builders I am new on this forum and my building experience is not so good,but I can make some with my hands,så I tied the difficult one, (Vctory). I have build some models before. I am sorry for my bad inglish. I have some quoestion acording to deckplanking. Has some one used oak strips for deck planking. I have some 1x5mm oak I want to use for my build,and I dont know if this is a little to vide for the 1:72 scale victory,and the suported planks is 1x4,maybe the 1x5 oak will be a little big for this scale,anny coments is welcome. PS. the oak strip to the right I have rub inn a little charcoal and then sanded gently and warnished it. have a nice evening all,Helge

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