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  1. I tried a variation of Bill's suggestion and flattened both ends of the brass wire (used nail set and hammer). I then folded down the flattened pieces. Maury - I'm going to try the monofilament as well. That sounds easier. Thanks everyone! Brian
  2. Good suggestion Bill. I'll try it and let you know how it works.
  3. Hi - I need to link these 2 parts. What is the best way to cap both ends of the wire to create a pin that will not fall out? Brian
  4. Yes - In talking with Charlie Cook at BlueJacket, he suggested I build the bullworks using the 1/16 square stock. I started by gluing them up on top of each other first. I then cut out Scuppers on the bottom piece. I glued the entire structure to the hule. After attaching some of the timber heads I realized I need to add another 1/16 piece as my bullwork height is slightly under sized. The hull will not be planked and is sealed with Zinzer sanding sealer (diluted lacquer). I do plan on painting the hull.
  5. Thanks Nic. Just posted the start of a build log. Brian
  6. Hi everyone - My name is Brian Hogg and I'm 57 years old. My latest quarantine project is the Smuggler by BlueJacket Ship Crafters. I obtained the kit from my wife's late uncle about 20 years ago. It's been sitting in storage for all of these years. The hull was for the most part already shaped. I had to do a little more shaping and sanding and now I'm starting on the bullworks. This is my first model ship and I'm blown away with the details of the drawings and the quality of the kit. I'm really excited to get into the project. I've been an RC modeler for years, a wood worker and I've always wondered what it would be like to build one of these ships. Now I'll know. Looking forward to sharing my progress and of course soliciting help from the community.

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