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  1. Many thanks for the information and advice guys... much appreciated,, back to the drawing board
  2. Good evening all I have limited space for electrical tools and am thinking of buying the "Unimat 1 Classic 6 in 1 Tool 83000 Power Tool" Do any of you own and use one of these,, if so what are your thoughts on it many thanks JT
  3. Two beautiful ships Chris,,, is the smaller one the Agamemnon Many thanks Jim
  4. Good evening Christian ,,,, I have been following your build of the USS Confederacy for a while and can I just say the quality of your work is outstanding.. If I may ask a question,,, what wood did you use for the decking Many thanks Jim
  5. Good evening all... I hope everything is well with you... Can anyone tell me if they have used a glue called Titebond,,, if so what are their thoughts on it... and what one did you use,, The Original,, Premium or Ultimate Many thanks JT
  6. Good Morning Mark Not yet,,, it will be a couple of weeks before I start the model,, so not too much of a hurry... The general consensus is for a light wood, so in addition to the wood supplied with the model and the Basswood I have ordered some Obeche Stripwood to look at... I have book marked some Beech, Cherry and Pear Stripwood... just In case I'm not too happy with the others.... although the Cherry and Pear look to be a bit dark for my needs... I'll keep you updated... Many thanks Jim
  7. Many thanks for the answers guys,, ... the kit looks really nice,,, after modelling for more years than I care to remember,, mainly, 1:35 modern British armour, in multiple mediums,, I've decided to try something different,, long term as I retire in 4 weeks,,this will be my first large scale wooden model... As part of my hobby, I find it enjoyable to carry out as much research as possible,, my wife says I'm too much of a perfectionist,,,...After reading a few of the excellent logs on MSW,,, I thought I would ask the question about the wood for decks,,,... The kit came with1 x4mm Tanganijka strips for the decking,,, it looks OK,, however I was just wondering what type of wood would look nice... and authentic... I find in the plastic model world,, manufacturers can make things over scale,, or miss out the finer details,,, but part of the fun is putting it right... it would be boring if you just opened a box,, and glued it together in a couple of hours,, etc... The kit also comes with Limewood and Walnut for the 1st and 2nd planking pontiachedmark, I'm from sunny Scotland,,,,,I recently bought some basswood... sheets and strips to have a look at that,,, I was also looking at pear wood …... Many thanks Jim
  8. Good afternoon all I'm planning on starting the Caldercraft HMS Diana shortly.. What type of wood is recommended for decking a 1/64 scale ship. Many thanks Jim
  9. A wee bit North for me Mac... I'm down in the central belt... near West Calder
  10. Hi mac Welcome,,, where in Scotland are you
  11. Thanks Cabbie,,,, let me know how you get on by not talking to her,, I've tried that over the years,,, just gets worse for me...
  12. Hi everyone.. just to say hello... been building models for many years,, but not anything that travels on water,,,,, retiring soon and looking for something different and long term,,, always liked working with wood..built a couple of small wood models recently getting to know the medium,, I will be starting a long term project soon although if you speak to my wife.. she has other plans for my time... Anyway good morning and happy modelling Kind regards Jim
  13. Thanks for the tip davyboy… I have been looking at strips and ordered a couple of basswood strips earlier just to have a look at them,,, think I'll start to look at the sheets from now...….
  14. Many thanks for all the help and advice folk,, much appreciated.. James H... Apologies for posting in the wrong section... No Idea & Morgan,,, many thanks for the links,, now I know where to look in the UK..... My real boss,.,, sitting watching her soaps at the moment is dreading this,,, she has other plans for me,, at the moment Happy modelling folk JT
  15. Hi Guys Been building models for many years,,, no ships,, I am looking at a change when I retire in a few weeks,, so long term build,,, always liked working in wood and have built a couple of small models recently to get used to working in this medium... I've been looking through a lot of build logs recently... and notice a few talking about boxwood... in the UK I can get some basswood but not boxwood...what is the difference between boxwood and basswood.. Many thanks Jim

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