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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) PaulW is offline
      Builder Last Online: Nov 2016 Show Printable Version Email this Page
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      Started: 06-07-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      My first post so hope I'm on the right track.
      I recently took delivery of this delightful kit. So nicely presented it's almost a shame to make it up... but that didnt last long and I've been pretty occupied making a start, and collecting reference material. The kit is certainly not perfect in it's detail, and some of the !/16 scale models have a more accurate interpretation. So there's quite a bit to do to get it closer to the real thing, and I'm still making some compromises. Some of the turnbuckles were missing from the kit so I made up a mould from the supplied parts and am casting off a few more in white metal. By rights all the rigging wires should have a turnbuckles on them, and I still haven't yet decided whether I can face doing that many. I'm quite pleased with how things are looking so far.

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    On the right track?? It doesn't get righter than that. Beautiful job.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Thanks for the approval. As you can see I decided to compromise and do some extra turnbuckles, and add some of the internal bracing. It meant making a jig to make connectors for the turnbuckles to connect to the kit components.
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