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  1. New price of $540 now. This should bring the total including shipping via UPS to under $600 for most USA locations. Please let me know if anyone would like more photos or other information. This kit is just too big for me and I have plenty of others on the shelf so that's why I'm selling it. Thanks for looking! Dave
  2. Amati/Vanguard Kit #1300/04 in new condition. Nothing started, everything is exactly as received when I bought this a few years ago. I have added some additional packing material to keep everything protected inside. Price is $600 plus actual shipping cost. It will ship in the original outer box which is 40" x 18" x 9" The total weight is 34 lbs.
  3. I ordered one of these a couple months ago and it had some issues with damage during shipment. Just wanted to say that Matt took care of everything for me, excellent customer service from HobbyWorld USA!!! Dave
  4. Just a quick question. To make my build board I have a nice flat piece of 3/4" thick plywood plenty long enough but only a little over 10" wide. From the photos in other build logs it looks like that should work fine, but any reason it wouldn't? Thanks, Dave
  5. I've cut out the bulkheads for the front section and a few random others and it seems to be going well. As I do more I am getting comfortable cutting a bit closer to the lines. Still leaving extra on the outer surface but hopefully not too much. Here's a photo of test fitting them. Please advise if any adjustments should be made before I continue to process with the rest.
  6. Thanks all....very helpful advice....will proceed with cutting more of the bulkheads out this week.
  7. Hi all. I've cut out my first bulkhead. I left about slightly under 1/16" outside the line (was aiming for 1/16" but ended up a little closer). I did not leave extra at the tops of the bulkhead extensions. Is that OK or should I leave some extra wood there as well? Also, I wasn't sure how much if any extra to leave on the insides of the bulkhead extensions and across the top of the flat part. Where I've marked it with the blue arrows in the picture is where I'm not sure about. I don't want to create more work than necessary later unless it's going to help me get them all to the correct height
  8. Thanks so much Chuck, I know it's not easy making videos like this. They turned out great, very easy to understand and see everything and you explain things very well!
  9. I've been experimenting with different sized scroll saw blades and practicing, about ready to make some real cuts soon. I noticed that Stuntflyer Mike recommended in another build log cutting just slightly outside of the lines which I'll try doing. That was nice timing because I was kind of wondering about that. I had to order some new blades since most of mine were partially used so it may be a few more days before I start. In the meantime I'll look at making the base supports out of some 1/2" MDF I have in my shop. Dave
  10. Starting my member build log! I have received my first shipment from Syren Co. and the parts/wood all looks great. I am building the yellow cedar version. I am looking forward to a great experience and to learning a lot during the build. I have a lot of nice 1/4" baltic birch ply in my stash that will be what I use for the keel, and I just received the lite ply for the bulkheads from the recommended source for ease of cutting on those parts. A couple of those lite ply pieces are pretty warped and I'm not sure how much to worry about that. I'll start with the flatter pieces though. So I just ne
  11. Thanks for asking that, that's exactly what I needed to know as I already have a supply of birch ply and only need to order for the bulkheads. So 6 plus maybe an extra for mistakes or warping is what I'll order. Dave
  12. What kind of improvements is Dusek making to the Mamoli kits? Better wood and/or instructions or other changes? Nice to hear that in any case. I looked at the website and don't see it described although the photos look nice.
  13. Thank you so much for the detailed photos and descriptions. I've been a little stuck on my Niagara rigging for a while and while there are many other excellent build logs, yours is easiest for me to follow along with. I really appreciate it. Such nice work and photos too.
  14. I love to see these updates, thank you for posting them! Your goal of producing such high quality products is much appreciated and it's really interesting to see how it all comes together.
  15. Great work and congratulations! Your build log will help me and others in the future I'm sure, so thank you!
  16. I was wondering the same thing Jesse....
  17. Hi, I'm just curious about how long it has taken for people to receive Alert who live in locations of the Midwest or further west in the USA? I live in Missouri, order placed June 12th and nothing has arrived yet but that may be perfectly normal. 17 days since I received confirmation that my order was complete from Vanguard Models. Thanks for any others experience with shipping times to my area of the US. Dave
  18. Well I see it's only been 6 years since my last update😊. I recently was able to improve the color of the light yellow on the sides of the ship. I never liked how light/bright it was after painting it with the model expo water based paint I had used originally. So I did a "wash" using diluted oil based paint and applied that over it and it looks better to me. I've made a little more progress on the build also. I'm trying to figure out the best way to continue with the masting and rigging and reviewing other build logs to help me with that (or I might do another easier kit with better instructio
  19. Hi Pat, I placed my order on Oct 23rd and the price was 2618 JPY plus 420 JPY for shipping to Missouri USA for a total of 3038 JPY. That was $27.64 at the time. Thanks, Dave
  20. I received one of these fine saws from zootoyz today. It arrived very carefully packed and included the Japanese cloth which itself is quite nice as a decorative wall item. Very happy with the transaction and saw. They sent me several emails regarding the status after placing the order. I've tried the saw, it works great, very easy to control, and it's definitely going to come in handy. David
  21. Thank you Kurt for the detailed explanation of what has worked for you over the years! I've had the same questions lately. Dave
  22. Thanks so much! This will definitely get me started. I really appreciate your offer of help also! David
  23. Hi Darrell, I'm going to take another stab at getting serious about the masting and rigging of my Niagara. Can you please tell me what is needed or what you used anyways to replace the rope and blocks using Syren items, if you have an estimate of that? Thank you and thanks for your log....it is giving me some good inspiration! David
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