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  1. I was thinking of buying this base kit as a start then sourcing the glass/plexi, as per above. Does anyone have a review to share about this display base kit from Mantua, as it, also, seems reasonably priced from American-based distributors? https://www.mantuamodel.co.uk/products/ship-fittings/miscellaneous/1545/boat-stand-universal-detail
  2. I am Super excited to see, discover and learn about cases. Thanks to all for providing know how and how to. I was not aware ventilation holes were necessary, something easily missed. Thank you.
  3. Hi Team: I am looking for glass/acrylic/plexi glass display case recommendations, whether to purchase, as complete, or to build. Referrals appreciated as well as insights. Thanks for everyone’s help….
  4. @mtdoramikeThanks for noticing, and I added free local pickup. If you’d like to negotiate a deal, feel free to message me. Thanks.
  5. Thanks for looking and here is the link to view the 2 Vintage Billings Boats Kits I am selling on EBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/144124720098?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338273189&customid=&toolid=10001&pub=5575378759&icep_ff3=1&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
  6. I was able to get my copy of Vasa I direct from the museum for $19. Just email them your order. The gift shop’s email address is on their website.
  7. Hi All: Thanks so much for your help. I wanted to show what books I have acquired that are helping me in my new moldering aspirations and endeavors. Not pictured and arriving soon are Underhill’s Vol 1 and 2 Plank on Frame, recommended by Ab. Hoving. Here you go and thanks for all of the help, and Copyright infringement is not intended, by posting these pictures.
  8. Hopeful all are well and thanks for reading this post. I am looking for a discussion to discover insights on best practices for having a workshop space inside a room of a home. It seems dust control, produced by sanding or in-home dust marring an in-progress model, especially the rigging ropes, is a top concern for the model itself and for others who live in the home, dealing with the smells, wood sanding dust, etc, etc. One solution I noted was to turn on the dust vac, attaching the suction hose near the model, while sanding to suck up wood particles, so they would not further add to dust. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to this post helping others, also.
  9. I am a newbie, and I have questions about the Amati Riva Aquarama, relating to its radio controlling when its time to take it for a spin. What kind of radio remote control allows for controlling the Amati transmission kit of the Aquarama? Recommendations on which controller to buy would be appreciated, as the Aquarama is my first RC project, so I am, also, looking for best practices and insights. Thanks.
  10. Thanks for everyone’s feedback/help @Jaager Looks a little better. Thanks. Is that a higher resolution scanned image from the book or just a photo from a phone? I’ll try, too. Thanks.
  11. Glad to be of help @Bob Cleek Am I asking too much to make the numbers visible or does anyone have an idea to what magnification I would need?
  12. Thanks for everyone’s help. I tried a 12x magnification with no luck. What magnification would I need to be able to read? Recommendations are appreciated Clarifying that the 12x was through an IPhone zoom on the camera, 3x through a magnifying glass.
  13. I received my new copy, today, of, The Rigging Of Ships: In The Days Of The Spritsail Topmast, 1600-1720, Anderson, R.C. I noticed on the 24 picture plates, in the front section of the book, there are numbered rigging keys for certain ships, where the picture plate rigging is to be numbered, with a description of the part. Unfortunately the numbers don’t appear on the picture plates, so the rigging key descriptions are not of much use. Does anyone else have the same problem with their copy of the book? For example: Plate 21, Dutch Rigging Plan of about 1700. Turn page to: plate 21 key. It’s a very long list of parts, listed as A, B, C 1,2,3, etc, etc, but the letters and numbers are not visibly printed on the picture plate to connect the rigging piece to its description. Thanks for help in solving this.
  14. @trippwj thank you for the details. It would be great if you could post what you have, pages 1-45. I will, also, send you a PM with my email address. Thanks.
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