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  1. I would love to know how you cut out the cards. Looking at them I'm sure you didn't do them by hand. The bird reminds me of this build where a parrot takes center stage and looks down at the chickens with an element of superiority. Look forward to following your build as you have a very unique method of construction. Alan
  2. Thanks Guys. Joann Fabric store doesn't carry thin strips. I managed to find some 0.6 x 4 mm on Amazon (Midwest). I'll check out the online merchants. The kit was short of deck planking. I got almost all of the mid-section planked but not the aft and all I have left are a few scraps. Also the instructions (which are in Spanish) are wrong. Alan
  3. Thanks Bill, I have both in my city. I wonder if they have the thin strips? Alan
  4. Jan The instructions in the kit I have is all in Spanish and it says it's Tilo which translates to Linden. I Googles it and Linden is called Bassword in the U.S. The strange thing is, the kit was short a lot of deck planking. Alan
  5. I have one of those Japanese pull saws. I guess I could use that, but these look better for the task. I'll check them out. Thanks Alan
  6. What's the best tool for cutting planking. I find that anything over 1mm is difficult to cut across the grain with an Exacto knife. Thanks Alan
  7. Guys Where can I buy linden? I need 2mm x 7 mm and 0.6mm x 4mm. Thanks Alan
  8. I've just began a new build. It's a Basque Tugboat by Disamodel. The only problem, is that the instructions are in Spanish. Thank goodness for translation sites online. I just got the hull in its first coat of primer. My planking was a mess so thank goodness the hull is painted. Alan
  9. Okay, it's finished although not up to my standards. First attempt at hull planking was interested to say the least. The rubber tube in the kit that has to be split for the cockpit coaming was a RPITA. My next build is going to be the Altsu Mendi Basque tugboat as its hull is painted so my next attempt at planing, if not very good, can be covered with paint. For the seats, I use airplane dope (not sure of the correct name these days) and tissue paper that ended up looking like wrinkled leather. I was quite pleased with that. Alan
  10. Congratulations on a job well done. The boat is beautiful and to think that you made very part of it is testament to your incredible skills as a model maker. Thanks for sharing this with us. Rather than using toothpicks, get one of those contour gauges. Alan Sorry, double post
  11. Congratulations on a job well done. The boat is beautiful and to think that you made very part of it is testament to your incredible skills as a model maker. Thanks for sharing this with us. Alan
  12. Thanks guys. Nirvana, the caulking came with the kit and is strips of plastic. They are a pain to glue in as you have to stand them on edge and then sand them flush with the strips of mahogany. Alan
  13. I just caught up with this build to date and I have to say it's an incredible scratch build. Your attention to detail is nothing short of amazing. I don't know how you get the time to do this with a three and five year old daughter that I know from my experience demand a lot of your time. I'm going to enjoy watching you bring this build to its conclusion. Well done sir. Alan
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