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  1. After all these years I found out, that if I properly spill and heat bend my planks off the model, I don't need any planking clamps afterwards. The planks should lay on the bulkheads almost perfectly, you only need to gently press them in place. For this I use ordinary sewing pins, sometimes those with colored heads. I gently tap them into a bulkhead with a small jewelry hammer, maybe two or three times - just enough to hold them in there, placing the tip of a pin directly under the edge of the plank, NOT THROUGH IT! That way, I don't end up with a hole in the plank, but rather a small hole In
  2. He is doing it correctly. La Créole 1827 by archjofo - Scale 1/48 - French corvette - Page 59 - - Build logs for subjects built 1801 - 1850 - Model Ship World™
  3. For more info on the topic, check out this link: Photo Etching - do it yourself - Metal Work, Soldering and Metal Fittings - Model Ship World™ I did not use the Micro Mark kit, since my pieces had to be way bigger - hence I had to build my own UV exposure lamp, get a bigger laminator and a bigger developing tank. I based the entire procedure on the very informative tutorial by Gene Berger (link included in the above mentioned thread), so I used different chemicals and exposure parameters than those proposed in the video. There are many ways to "skin the cat", one has to choose
  4. Check out this link : Anyone using electric plank bender? - Modeling tools and Workshop Equipment - Model Ship World™
  5. If it is Butapren (which I think it is), than its equivalent in the US is contact cement. Butapren also stinks fiercely, so I wouldn't use it for shipmodeling...
  6. I would sand away the bottoms of these three bulkheads to the indicated by you, black line. Make sure though, that the distance between the arrows is the same as the thickness of your planks, so they fit snugly there, between the keel and the edges of all bulkheads.
  7. When Divers Located The Ship That Survived Pearl Harbor, They Saw What Sank WWII’s Toughest Vessel (likeswifty.com)
  8. Some time ago I took this pic of my (unfinished) model of the Rattlesnake, using focus stacking and Photoshop. It works.
  9. Just don't forget to lengthen the bowsprit with this extra dimension (see arrows).
  10. Here is an email address I got earlier today from a friend in Canada for Wendy in Australia, (he uses her sewing skills for his models and swears by her). shipwheel@bigpond.com He also took the trouble to inform her that you would be inquiring about the sail set for your model. So, I think she will be expecting your email soon and you both can discuss the particulars. Regards, Thomas
  11. In the good old days of the Seaway's Ships in Scale forum, there was a woman called Wendy from Australia, who used to take custom orders for making sails for models. I don't know her personally and never ordered anything from her, but supposedly her sails were excellent. If you are interested, I could get you in touch with someone who got her sails, and find out if she is still active. Thomas
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