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  1. CDW, you could open your own hobby store! 😳. I am a rank amateur stash-wise, I’m sure, with 3 plastic kits and 3 wooden ships in the wait list!
  2. In between selling our current house and buying a new smaller place, not much is happening in the shipyard. And I expect that progress will be very slow over the next few months. I’m afraid I may have to sell off some of my stash because of lack of room in our new home. 😬. Anyway, I did manage to get the mizzenmast in place.
  3. I thought it would sell quickly on this forum. After all where would you find so many modelers? I will be happy if someone builds it and has fun. Anyway, I do have someone interested and I need to check on postage.
  4. Does someone want the Spray for the price of postage? I have more kits that I can build in what is left of my lifetime and i already have built a Skipjack, so this ship is a bit of a duplicate. Ron Gove aka Papa
  5. The kit seems to be of excellent quality, and your work is exemplary . Beautiful model.
  6. This might not be the right spot, but for those interested in modeling Spitfires, Netflix has an excellent documentary on this wonderful aircraft. Titled “Spitfire, The Plane That Saved The World” it has some great shots of existing Spitfires flying over the English Countryside as well as historical war footage. A 100 year old lady who flew over 1000 aircraft from the factories to the RAF got to meet one of the Spits she delivered in 1944, that is still flying
  7. Just for information, I jury rigged my own box and shipped to Florida to a good home. Final cost $63 plus some (a lot) of packing tape and bubble wrap
  8. I decided to step the masts to test the angle of the shrouds before getting back to the various roofs. Just a tad more sanding on the mizzenmast to get the square section to the required dimensions.
  9. Thanks. I’ve never been successful with an air brush. I probably need a good instructor; but you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  10. Finished. Now back to the Charles W Morgan
  11. With my own packaging which includes reconstructing a box to get the needed length, both USPS and UPS look like in the vicinity of $70 to send to California (worst case assumption). Large heavy boxes cost more and the box has to be like 30” long. If someone sends me their zip code I can weigh and measure more accurately and get a better estimate.
  12. Many of the decals are too tiny to distinguish from the camo and the decals on the undercarriage are all black and I painted the undercarriage black. So I’m only going to use the larger decals on the wings and fuselage
  13. I fired a musket at Williamsburg’s Colonial Village last December. It was quite fun. I have arthritis in my right shoulder and holding that beast up and aiming was a challenge. I did manage to hit the target 2 or 3 times out of 5 tries.
  14. I haven’t yet paid much attention to the decals. I’ll be starting them today, and maybe I can figure out if there are letter codes. I originally purchased this kit for 2 reasons: 1 it was on sale for about $12, and 2: it looked interesting. I don’t really try to “collect” any specific type of aircraft. Just whatever appeals to me at the moment. Thank you for the compliment on the camo. I didn’t know it was “winter” camo. I was, to be honest, quite puzzled as to what it was supposed to be. The book looks interesting, but we are trying to reduce our collection of stuff, not add to
  15. Did you darken the seams or am I just seeing natural lighting. Looks great.
  16. I don’t see any setting to allow or deny PMs? anyway, for anyone interested in the Victory, my email is ragove@verizon.net
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