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Hey Brian or should I say mr. President according to your photo , I use wood glue on all of the wood. Around the cannon ports and sweeps. I have a length of wood dowel of 5 inches with a needle at one end to apply small amounts of wood glue.

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REAL small amounts! I have some scrap wood and I took a small strip of 1/32 and tried my watered down glue idea. It doesn't leave leave any residue from glue squeezing out but I'm hesitant to trust it to be as strong. Whataya think? Think it'll be as strong? I'll try your idea but sometimes my hands shake just a little too much.

 

Brian

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Hey, now we're talking. Alligator clip to hold it in place and pull the knife out. In other cases I can use those bent pins. Put them in, and rotate them onto the part when the part is where I want it.

 

THANKS!

Brian

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I thought the president was... JustBlowinInTheWind. I have a great picture - or should I say apropos - of Sarah Palin I'll change it to soon too. 

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Incredible work. The stays look great! I might also mention, you work fairly fast. Niagara is looking very nice.

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Painted the waterways and planksheer,  I tried Humbrol paint but it was too thin a paint and did not cover the scorch marks from the lazer cutting.   I went with Testors Matt color since it was thicker and covered the scorched marks.

 

I should have paid more attention to the image that showed the cans. Probably because I spent some 35 years building plastic everything, I went with testors enamel. Nice and thick. Looks like crap. Exactly what is that paint you used so I can order some and figure out how to sand all the paint off.

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Hey Brian when I use testors paint I like to thin it a little with testors enamel paint thinner. Humbrol paint is good but be sure to mix it well, it settles to the bottom of the little can it comes in. Shaking the can will not work , use a little stir stick.

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I saw that you said you had a lot of wood left over. By any chance was any the planking around the gun ports and sweeps? If so, I'll pay for shipping on whatever you have.

 

Brian

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Are you alive and well? You haven't been on here in awhile. Did the admiral ground you?

 

Brian

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Congratulations on a great looking model. It is a work of art. Thanks for sharing the build.

 

Russ

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I could look at these photos for hours and still find sweet new details. 

Fantastic build and many thanks for the build log.  I continue to learn a lot from you... :)

Thank you.....

RR

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Congratulations on your fantatic model. Very fine work and the pictures do it justice.

 

Time to splice the ole mainbrace, I'll wager!

 

Peter

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Oh, Pee-Shaw. Mine's going to look at LEAST 1,000,000,000 times... worse...

 

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

 

Thanks for the lessons :piratetongueor4:

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