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Hi all... I'm an old guy who built models as a kid many, many years ago.  I mentioned to a lady friend that I would like a wooden model kit for my 76th birthday.  She gave me the Artesania Virginia 1819.  I noticed that there are others building or have built this model.  My question concerns part 10 on page 2 of the instructions.  I'm seeing that I need to trim a piece of part 10; is this correct?  If so, how best is this done and with what tool?  I do not have a supply of tools but don't mind buying more if needed.  Any advice appreciated.  Wes in Georgetown SC

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Hello Wes,

                      I built the Virginia 1819 three year ago. The part 10 needs to be trim to fit the deck on it. Make sure that you have the right angle to match with your deck. I cut it with a sharp knife ( exacto style) and finish it with sand paper. Please also note that you have to add part 11 on page 3  to fix on it and create a curve inside of it. I use a round file to make that part


I hope this help you.



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I suggest opening a build log.  You'll find it's a fast way to get help and encouragement and also it's a way to help other modelers who follow.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                              USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

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CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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