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    Model ships, static and working radio control.
    Gauge 1 and 0 gauge model railways.
    Radio control model helicopters

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  1. This is the answer I received from Tom at CAF Models when I asked the same question: The specifications of HMS enterprise are B and C B. C material: cherry and maple B. CWood carving: Boxwood B. CMetal parts: Brass B: window: Bovine bone 😄 window:Boxwood B has less wood color difference C is in stock, B needs to book (I need to select timber) the estimated processing time is 3-4 weeks I hope this helps, Chris
  2. As an alternative for shaping your waterway you could use brass unequal angle sections such as this with far less chance of sanding down the sides of your jig as you sand away: https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=category&task=listing&cid=1082&name=nickel-silver-1&Itemid=189 Chris
  3. Before you give up, which would be a real shame why not try a method I have used in the past. Spray your copper plating with matt varnish with a drop of matt green paint added to it and it will tone everything down. It doesn't look too bad and certainly won't draw your attention the problem that only you can see.
  4. That is a truly inspirational model of a beautiful ship, I thoroughly enjoyed viewing all your photos. Chris
  5. I am just over two weeks into the construction of this model and your photographs are a total inspiration for me. Thank you. Chris
  6. I have just devoured every word in this book from cover to cover and the photographs are awesome. A book full of inspiration.
  7. Hi Sjors, I have been following your build of this model with interest as I made the same kit some years ago and I am impressed with your work so far. I note that you you are having trouble with the stern so I thought you'd like to see a photo of my attempt at this area, I hope it helps you. Chris
  8. You will love this little machine. Together with Proxxon's small bench saw, it is the most used machine during my model making sessions. Chris

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