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  1. Beautiful project. What did you use for sea in the bottle? It is a lovely color and texture! Nathan
  2. Saw the kit for sale last week at a local shop for $99. Haven't seen one built, but I think it would look great in a shadow box. Beyond a few completed photos and a kit on eBay, I couldn't find much info online. This site shows great photos of the kit as well as a comprehensive history which is copied from the kit's manual. http://www.lacornamusa.com/blog/?p=73 Let us know if you proceed with this build! [edit for spelling]
  3. This book is now selling for about $40 used. http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Radio-Controlled-Sailing-Models/dp/1900371200 Is it worth the $40? I am needing some basic information on the control aspects especially related to gaff rigs. The model I am building isn't extremely complex sail-wise, but there aren't manufacturer instructions on configuration of the the R/C components. Thanks for your thoughts.
  4. Wallyh, It looks like you may have already made up your mind, but i just came across this post from KenW this week, and though I would share. http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/2546-fair-american-by-kenw-model-shipways-148-scale/?p=168829 As you see in post #121 from his Fair American build, he added a companion way. I really like the way it looks and am considering doing the same on mine. Cheers! Nathan
  5. @Ulises Victoria - That is a great idea. When sewing clothes for my other hobby, I use wax on the thread to help it slide through the cloth but also protect the thread from sweat. I'll try this out on my next build. @Daniel - Using wallpaper glue is a new idea. Thanks for that tip! Thanks all for the great input. Keep it coming if you have additional thought! Nathan
  6. I have scratch built a wood model without much detail and built a plastic kit model. In both instances, the rigging on the ships has started to sag over time. The initial knots are tight (most with spots of glue) but where there was once a taut line, the lines sag. This is the case for both running and standing rigging but mostly the standing rigging. Is this due to the type of thread or how I prepped it, or is this just part of the entropy? Can it be prevented or staved off or is option to rerig the ships? Also, is there type of glue that you like to use on your rigging if glueing knots or anchor points that doesn't show as shiny? Thanks! Nathan

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