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  1. Hi bob ,you may find that the plastic from a 2 litre pop (soda ) bottle is very thin and is easy to get ,,,, great work so far coming along nicely
  2. Youre welcome bob ,now (as we say over here ) crack on!
  3. Hi bob dont worry about the symmetry , only you will spot it! the sails and the various colours and patterns on the deck will distract from it , it looks fine from here ( yorkshire) 🙂
  4. Hi bob remember in my post a little while back i think i mentioned that its your model you can do whatever you like ,the pic on the box is really a guide ,its not a jig saw .ithink what youre doing looks just fine ,my models are not perfect and they have my own touch , the people that see them are never going to pull them down because of inaccuracies ,they just wouldnt know . Keep it up ,youre doing great
  5. Hi bob so it looks like im going to have to upgrade my phone (wife won,t let me use hers ) to one with a camera ! Not kidding its one step up from two cans and some string wife calls me a luddite, cheers bob stay safe!
  6. Hi bob i didnt make any build logs because although i work on the maintenance of some quite high tech automated machinery for a large popular retailer here in the uk im quite useless at computer stuff ,i would love to do one for my next project but im apprehensive we,ll see .Reguarding the marie jeanne instructions they were so bad they kind of encourage you to give in ,but luckily im one of those types that if im told that i cant do something then come hell or highwater i will do it or be proved wrong and then sulk for a week .I do my models over the winter months just to pass the time, but my next one is a bit bigger so i may start earlier ( october ish), anyway good luck , i will keep watching
  7. HI bob, last winter i built AL,s long boat and quite enjoyed it ( first wooden ship model ) the instructions were good, with a full colour booklet, and good quality wood but alas no name plate .I tried contacting AL but no joy .So any way this winter i bought an old kit of the mari jeanne ....what a contrast simillar instruction as yours ie heres some wood and string, now off you go build a boat .but ive just finished the boat and i happy with it. I made a few alterations ie i left off the dingy it looked wrong .like others i found the transom hard but you get by ,both kits had plenty of spare wood so ive now got a fair stock of various bits .So i hope you have fun with your kit it doesnt have to look exactly like the one on the box ,you can make it your way with some of your own touches ,,,,good work so far will watch along ( my next kit is amati/ victory hm granado ,,,,no build logs on here to follow hey ho )
  8. May be that the builder of that particular mast thought it may be a good idea to fit the band but never actually gave it a name. if it wasnt a common thing would it ever gain a name?
  9. Hi horschtl i myself built the long boat and for a first timer i found it to be a good kit not to difficult to do ,and if you have the latest version of the kit with the dvd it should be a pleasant build , but beware of glue spill on the inside of your planks it can be seen on the finished model .also the ribs are exposed so the plywood edges are visible you should have more of the thin second planks than you need so you could lay some of these on the surface for a nicer finish ( i didnt but wished i had ,but i covered all the other surfaces of the ply . it just looks better) one other thing the thread for rigging is a little furry, rigging thread from caldercraft is lot better ,any way enjoy your build ( my current build is ALs marie jeanne and the instructions for it are an absolute joke)
  10. Hi marcel im building this at the moment and i must admit it throws up some interesting problems ,i.e the transome but you get round it eventually if you dont mind id like to point out a useful video set on YOUTUBE its by a guy called davao look for davaoshipmodeller, he does a full build with visual comments ive found it very usefull so far .... happy modelling and dont be afraid to do your own thing ,its your model it dosnt have to look exactly like the box pics
  11. I would be very proud to be the the builder of this ship, absolutely excellent
  12. Hi mark sticker here a while back itold you of the endeavour rep that will be based in whitby ,well a few months ago i visited whitby and the endeavour was in, sadly its a big disapointment the hull is welded steel ,the shrouds are held in place with shackle bolts and from what i can gather it is more for education about life on board ship , so still a great idea to come up for whitby theres plenty of maritime history to see and soak up
  13. Hi mark Have you seen the news about the endeavour replica thats based in the north, if you havent then on or abouts the 25 of may this year it will be towed down to whitby to settle there for good and become a tourist attraction so you could have a little holiday and check out the ship .also i would recomend the pannet park museum its a cracker ,( take alook at thier web site ) ive been many times , as idont live too far away ,also the GRAND TURK berths there from time to time and welcomes visitors aboard, and if you do get to whitby then make sure you try proper yorkshire ale !
  14. Lovely work! you should be proud

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