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  1. I've been wondering what the best way to cut out bulkheads is. Scroll saw, band saw, or jig saw? Also, how do you cut those really skinny frames without the wood bending? When I tried to make really skinny frames the wood would bend either in or out and cause it to not keep its shape.
  2. And nenad, this is looking GREAT. You've made so much progress
  3. How can I get these decals in gold? How'd u get these I can't find em anywhere. Our scales r really similar
  4. I'm trying to find a very well detailed plastic ship that is like the hms warrior or the Alfred. Preferably not the victory but something with sails that has multiple decks and guns and plenty of details. I have a 100 dollar amazon gift card so that's the budget and website I'm restricted too. I'll be looking around amazon too but if anyone has some spare time and finds something cool on amazon that matches my description that's be great. Or if there's any really cool wood ones. Obviously I won't find a huge wood one for 100 but anything like the bounty or something with atleast 2 decks
  5. So it wouldn't be worth it to round out the stern and make a ship from it?
  6. What worries me is the stern, it's an odd triangle shape. I'd hate to have to add wood to it.
  7. This hull came into my work and I'm thinking about buying it its 30 dollars but its a complete hull with the sails. What ship is this though? I would like to know so I can try to build the Rey of it. What does it most closely resemble?
  8. Hey guys so I tried finding this on google but nothing came up. I want to make frames like this guy did in the link included at the bottom of this post. I have no idea how you would take your paper plans and turn them into single frames on the computer. Thanks everyone http://m.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Plank-on-Frame-Model-Ship/
  9. What do you mean by you thought you lost the stern stem piece
  10. Oh cool sounds good. You should use filters they work great on these kinds of ships.
  11. I lost track of my post so forgive me if you already responded to this. But are you not painting this?
  12. I have the best method. Tried and true works every time. Take some medium CA (gap filling) and with a glue tip extender put a healthy amount of glue into the gap, then sand over it until a ton of sawdust cover the gap and glue, wait for the glue to dry then blow on the hull to remove the excess dust. The gap will be filled with a seamless "wood filler". If there is a slight bump just sand it down. It works so well for me everytime that it is the only method I trust. Now, of the gap is too large take one of your planks and turn if sideways and insert it into the gap. Then use an xacto blade to trim the excess. Sand it down and you're good to go.

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