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  1. Your craftsmanship is impressive! Thomas
  2. Thank you, Bob! Yes, you are right, during the last two years my business obligations doubled or even trebled, and I have a hard time freeing up a few hours for modeling now and again. Especially this whole Corona disaster generates the need for new business strategies to be able to survive, which translates into a lot of extra work. I really regret this because like you I love to build ship models. But like all of us I have to deal with reality . . . Thomas
  3. Your head timbers look really good, Robin! Thomas
  4. Yes, you are right. I used basswood only for the underlying structure and for the two moldings (each assembled out of 2 thinned down sheets of basswood). All other parts I made out of pear wood except the window frames. Those were assembled from little birch veneer pieces to keep them uniformly thin (thickness of the veneer). Btw, the easiest way to get your hands on the wood of your choice is through the internet (for example https://www.dlumberyard.com/wood.html). Thomas
  5. Your first try already looks pretty good. However, to have a chance to get the results you want to have you need to get away from bass wood and switch to a firmer type of wood, which is better suited for carving and small precision work. Pear or boxwood are well suited for this. It will make your life much easier in achieving good results 😉 Thomas
  6. Looking very good, Robin! And yes, the head rail timbers are a lot of fun! I don't really envy you 😊 Thomas
  7. As usual you can do it in different ways. One of the easier methods is to notch the top head rail into the rail (see picture) Thomas
  8. This is an amazing picture . . . "The Age of Sail" . . . Beautiful! Thomas
  9. The head rail is one of the tricky parts of the model. But you are off to a very good start! Thomas
  10. Sails are looking awesome - a great addition to a beautiful model! Thomas

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