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  1. I have a couple of questions regarding the placement of dummy cannons. My kit has the vertical wood pieces that the dummy cannon are attached to. We are supposed to drill a hole in the wood piece to fit the end of the cannon. I am guessing I would need some sort of "gummy" glue that has give to connect the cannon to the wood? What is the best type of glue to use for this? The cannons are made of brass. Also, any suggestions for how to brace and center the cannon at the gunport while the glue is drying? Thanks, Don
  2. Kathy, you did a wonderful job of building the Star of India. It's always good to see a Star of India model. Nice photos too! Don
  3. Nice work on the Sea Witch. You were asking about brightwork. It means to leave the wood in it's natural color, usually varnished. Looking good! Don
  4. Hello Daniel, Wonderful HMS Victory! I took a look at the way you did the coppering on the hull and am thinking of doing the same for my 1/96 scale Revell Cutty Sark, which has the individual copper plates engraved on the plastic, like your Heller Victory. How long of a length of copper tape did you use for each row of plates? Did you overlap the tapes, or was the plastic that was engraved on the hull the same width as your tape? On the Cutty Sark, the plates are engraved at 1/8 inch, so I don't think there will be any overlapping if I use 1/8 inch tape. A final question: Is the c
  5. Thank you Wefalck. I will take a look at Dafi's HMS Victory build. I plan on leaving the copper as it's natural copper color and letting it tarnish like an old penny. I have used the tape before on wooden models and like the natural finish look. Don
  6. Has anyone tried using the adhesive copper tape on plastic kits? How were the results? I was thinking of trying it out on my 1/96 Revell Cutty Sark sometime in the future. Thanks, Don
  7. Hello Joe. Nice job working on this model! I really like how you painted the gold. What is your technique for painting the gold (what size brush, method, etc.)? Don
  8. Vladimir, You have done fantastic work on the Cutty Sark. I feel like I am looking at the real ship! Congratulations on a beautiful model. Don
  9. I keep a couple of boxes for wood strips. I also keep some of the plans because some are works of art and i'm sure took a lot of time to create.
  10. Hello Art, On the kit hull, there appear to be nine portholes between the bottom two full hull length rows of portholes. Are these in fact portholes, or something else? I don't see them on the TRMA sidelight diagram on your build site and can 't see them on photos. I was just wondering if I should drill them out Thanks, Don
  11. Hi Allan, The Danmark is looking great! I look forward to seeing the progress of this model project. With the bowsprit attached, how long is the model? Don
  12. I need to cut some small brass strips and was wondering if exacto saw blades are used for cutting metal, or wood only? I also have wire cutters I could use. Any other suggestions? Thanks, Don
  13. Hello, I plan on doing a scratch-build of the Eagle some day in the future and am in the research, information gathering stage. Would anyone here happen to know the type of lifeboat that is being used on the Eagle? Thanks, Don
  14. Hello, I plan on doing a scratch-build of the Eagle some day in the future and am in the research, information gathering stage. Would anyone here happen to know the type of lifeboat that is being used on the Eagle? Thanks, Don
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