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  1. There are few interesting kits pending for imminent release but this Amati product looks like it should be the flagship of kits. I hope it ends up meeting with every ones expectations once it hits the market. It will be a monster of a box and keep many patrons busy for some length of time. I hope to be one of those patrons.
  2. ... trigger finger....such a nuisance, but I'd rather put up with it rather than take my chances with some surgery.
  3. Just downloaded Inkscape and it looks like a very capable piece of software and you can't beat the price.
  4. I can appreciate the input gathered from such a poll but I'm rather puzzled by it as well. In order to answer the questions accurately I would think that a person would have to have experience with each brand. I can vouch for the kits by Corel as good quality and with decent plans but lacking detailed instructions. Whether or not these are better or worse than other brands, I cannot justify in saying since my experience extends only to a couple other manufacturers.
  5. I'm guessing this is to be on a whole new level of complexity for a kit. Looks promising.
  6. https://www.themodellingnews.com/2019/04/tmn-on-tour-mosonshow-mosonmagyarovar.html For endless eye candy check the link and enjoy. The variety a quality of the displayed work is incredible!
  7. Ahhh,.... brings back some memories for me. Looks like things are progressing nicely with your La Renommee. Will check back often to see your progress. JP
  8. The head rails of a ship have got to be the most complex area to deal with . I keep tackling other aspects of my build but I know I'll need to address them eventually. This I know for a fact.
  9. Yes, that same blade will respond in the same manner when used on my Proxxon FET. If it is used on any hard wood I must take very slow shallow passes, otherwise the deflection appears. Repetitive use on hard woods will certainly shorten the lifespan of its effectiveness......best to be used on softer woods.
  10. Yes, the hull curvature will pose some challenges with placement. One can reinforce the copied template with any clear thin tape such as packing tape. Use an exacto to open the gun ports on the template and then carefully secure to hull when correct positioning has been confirmed. The openings on the template allow one to mark out positions on the hull and then the cut out process can begin.
  11. Needless to say, using the "fit to page" option for our purposes would indeed lead to unwelcome complications, putting it mildly. Secondly, any method chosen to translate information from a plan can get "screwed up" if care is not taken. What an accurate copy of any gun port plan does is reduce the repetitive transfer of measurements which can lead to inconsistency.
  12. From his description in the original post I would gather that his planking has already been completed and the query is over how to establish a reference for the gun port openings.

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