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  1. kirill4, hi again. 16 lpcm = 40 lpinch. Without a visual comparison or an accurate link count, it's difficult to make a decision. Marco, do you have a link count for that small chain you found? Very much impressed with your progress. You put your finger on the first golden rule.....enjoy what you do. If everything was perfect in this world we wouldn't understand how bad things can get!
  2. Bob, what a splendid effort, your longboat looks triff. I'm getting a bit jaded with the same old longboats, but I'm impressed with yours. The helmsman figure gives scale to the whole thing and leaving him white is a good way of emphasising the idea of scale without detracting from the model. Not that I know how to sail a boat, but I imagine the rig you have chosen would be too much for one man. Two similar ship mates wouldn't be over doing things.
  3. Kirill4, hi! The language is an issue, but the 3 suppliers you list seem to have chain bigger than what Marco needs. The tiny chain I did get was also BLACK! Shame I can't find a new supplier. It's small enough for anchor chain on 1:700 ships.
  4. Just when the English stabilized English; Americans began tearing it apart again. 💩
  5. MARCO 😜 ! I agree the chain is a little over scale. BUT the effect is more in character; to me it looks convincing. Initially these things look slightly incongruous, but by the time your rigging is completed, this will look less so. It's like staring at your nose in a mirror...eventually it looks enormous! The smallest chain I could find was 54 links per inch (you have to look hard to realise it IS chain!). Unfortunately the chap who supplied it has passed and I haven't found another supplier. If anyone knows where 54lpi chain can be found, please let us know.
  6. That's a lovely rendition of the kit, Steve. I especially like how busy it is and how it's displayed. It would be interesting to see some variety with the colours/finish. No disrespect to you, Steve; but it's getting to be 'once you've seen one, you've seen them all'.
  7. Good progress, Vlad. What will you be using for the chain elements of the rigging?
  8. And I'm the dyslexic one! Like you, I rely on Dr Google. I live 10 miles from Sea Watches office. If I could afford to buy what I'd like from their extensive catalogue, I wonder how long the post would take? Happy New year to everyone.
  9. I had the pleasure of wearing out a R1OO/7, a R100S and R100/RS during the 1980's. Each was a different brew of chalk and cheese. Like the R90/S they all had conventional roller timing chains; not what this kit offers. A real restoration of any one of of these 'air heads' would be cheaper and intrinsically of more interest. In 1976 I sat on the central wall at Governors Bridge for the 10 (yes 10) lap production IOM TT, which Helmut Dahne won, riding the 'prototype' R90/S (which was an enlarged R75). Stuck in one position on an old bit of wall, for what seemed an
  10. Thanks for the video, Vlad. My experience using copper wire for eye-bolts and hooks is that if any tension (from rigging) is applied, the copper bends and distorts. Brass wire is more practical. Either way, as you make them they should be soldered closed. Another way is to twist the wire tails together (I use lock-wire pliers - very quick to do). The twisted end holds the glue better. Where you can get access, the wire can be spread for extra security. Happy New Year.
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