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About md1400cs

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    Commercial aviation, aeronautics, diecast cars, 1/400 aircraft collecting.

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  1. Robert, Just catching up - Woa - Your build is superb. That shot from the bow facing upwards - your planking work is just perfect paint trim work is not so bad either -- haha So many awesome details including (earlier) your staircase railings - brilliant Regards,
  2. Beautiful example of this ship - well done!!
  3. Mark, A quick, parenthetical, thought about your windows and their glazing. If you were to also add a clear coat - "dabbing" such as Model Master Clear Coat lacquer finish - this should reduce the absolutely flat look of a clear plastic (if that is what you were thinking of doing), and allow for a better look of glass produced back then. Following your build is lots of fun. MJD
  4. Frank, Yes, I did go to the sewing class to use the machine - And yes - not cheap think about $1,400.00 USD Lazy Saint - thanks again - for your very nice thoughts. Been away for a week or so - need to get back to the shipyard......
  5. NIce E.J. as was mentioned your tops are perfectly scaled. Lower shrouds and rats are "just right". Chainplates look excellent as well! Regards,
  6. Frank, Just catching up - superb attentions to details indeed. Just guessing here, but the Reale was certainly just a decorative ship used to transport the king - similar to carriages of the time. So - again guessing - that fully rigging carriages/guns was certainly less important as it would never have been used in fighting - guns might have been fired to announce an arrival - Did some searching at Google University but found very little. Interesting thread in any case. Also these bow cannons with be mostly covered. Clark's two photos might just be a perfect guide. Cheers,
  7. Great model - Water is excellent well done
  8. Ferit, This is a better photo. regarding spacers see my notes just above.
  9. Mark - thanks for the nice words, Ferit and Mark; FYI Mates thanks for the likes as well These are aftermarket. The Occre kit included parrels are also metal and glass. Discovered these when I needed sets for my last build. Excellent !! Beads are wood and available in double or triple. The only thing that needs to be done is enlarging the holes for the dividers with a small drill bit (beads a just jine) dividers are soft plastic and accept drilling very easily. The included thread is IMO much too thin and out-of-scale. size and SKU numbers are all you need. Got these from Cornwall - certainly widely available elsewhere as well.
  10. Minor same area update - pics speak for themselves - I am very happy with how the stunt boom yard came out. I need to check my settings - I'm not getting updates from the builds that I follow - some yes some no hmmmm
  11. David, Excellent !!! nice work. Love the lifeboat davits - great detail as Denis mentioned. Congrats,
  12. Michael --- 🧸 gratulerar verkligen till dig och din familj. Cheers,
  13. CK, V. nice start - will follow along as well. In case you were curious 🤔 Swiss Air flight from JFK to Zurich.

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