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DiKri

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  1. The Micromark Mini Scroll Saw is actually a rebranding of the German Proxxon DS 230/E scroll saw. This is the link: http://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27088.php?list I am using this scroll saw for more then a year without any problem. In the beginning, it is a bit searching to fit the blade correctly, but then is works good. My intention was to use it for small tasks in model building, but I also started scrolling other things like fretwork and ornaments for the holidays. One limitation of this saw is that the table cannot be put in an angle. Sometimes, I miss this option. You will certainly find some reviews on the internet.
  2. As far as I can see, you can read most articles in this forum without having to register. And even registering is free and of course necessary if you want to post something. You only have to pay if you want a subscription to the magazine or other publications.
  3. Here is a link to a forum where you can find plenty of information about scrolling: http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/
  4. Hi JM. Thanks for your post. I didn't use much stain on this model. For the second layer planking, walnut is used for the upper part, mahony for the lower part and dibétou for the deck planking. The wood was then protected with a few coats of mat acrylic varnish. Only the darker galleries where stained with walnut stain from Admirality Paints and then varnished. For the masts, I used a walnut coloured varnish (Levis Linitop). Dirk
  5. Some months further now... I completed the standing rigging.
  6. All masts and spars are ready with blocks attached according to the Corel plans. I placed the masts on the hull just for the photo. The background isn't what it should be, but nice pictures is for later... Next I experimented a little bit with a Bosch PLL5 laser pen as help in aligning the masts. Seems to be very helpfull...
  7. Within Internet Explorer, look in the menu: Tools/Compatibility View Settings. There you can add the website that doesn't work properly with IE11 to the list. For the sites in this list, IE will behave as an older version. No guarantee that it works, but worth a try...
  8. Incredible paint work! You must have a very steady hand
  9. Nice to see yet another Corel/Wasa being build . Although the same kit; all models look different. Keep the pictures coming!
  10. Thanks! I am already following your build a long time and this has been a great help for me.
  11. The canons are now placed and rigged on the deck.
  12. Thanks! Just blowing the dust away on a regular basis is the only thing that we do. I don't like my house to become like a museum...
  13. Some further progress...
  14. OK! Indeed lost in translation. Thanks for the clarification Steve. I never did that kind of things with paint, but never too old to learn :-) Dirk
  15. Thanks for the suggestion. I will consider testing it. I don't have dark wax in the house now; so I will need to buy some first :-)
  16. Time for some update. I finished the stern with all the decorations. I know that it does not reflect the original, but I like the gilden version.
  17. Thanks. This is an Amati / Victory Models kit.
  18. Hi, Take a look at following thread at this forum. http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/365-an-unusual-build-log-for-the-cutter-alert/?hl=sketchup#entry3638
  19. Further work has been done on some details on the deck. I also started with attaching the decoration.
  20. Interesting to see what you can do with a standard kit. I'm not so courageous and am building the kit without any modifications...
  21. Thank you all for your reactions. Dominik, visiting the Wasa museum is something that I will certainly try to do. For now, I'm building the model as intended by Corel, knowing well that it will not reflect the original completely.
  22. I also used something like Soudal Fix All, or even better Pattex 100% (solvent free). This is a one-component glue that fixes everything and is very flexible. But just like the expoxy glue, it can become a mess applying it. I only use CA when there is no gap at all between the parts.

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