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  1. I tried invisible thread and didn't have very good success! Will try again (practice makes perfect I guess)
  2. I'm going to see if I can get that wire. You make beautiful models!
  3. Has anybody ever used guitar stings for rigging wires? What do you use?
  4. For me what is too expensive is a model that is quick to put together. I like building and find it Well spent. If its cheap and quick to put together, it's TOO EXPENSIVE Get what I'm saying?
  5. My wife just told me not to take up ship building.🤣
  6. This confirms it. The Mk Vb was the first Spitfire to see extensive overseas service. On 7 March 1942, 15 Mk Vs carrying 90-gallon fuel tanks under their fuselages took off from HMS Eagle off the coast of Algeria on a 600-mile flight to Malta.[158]
  7. This might answer your question! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire_operational_history
  8. I built a model of the USS CONSTITUTION and after spending a lot of time on that project. I found their was a problem with their moulding process. You can check out my other posts. After struggling with that kit. I though it would be nice to build the CUTTY SARK. WRONG WRONG WRONG!! Checkout the attached picture. The masts are not right. I checked the plans and reviewed my work and it is impossible that I made a mistake. The two masts fit in two holes in the deck that are configured in such a way that they can only face the directions shown. Is it possible that Revell employees are smoking dope? Any Ideas?
  9. Thanks Pete exactly what I was looking for!
  10. Thank you for the replies! I guess early 70s will do.
  11. Can somebody tell me what year this car is. Crazy that they don't put a year in the plans or on the box
  12. If you glue them I don’t think you will be able to spread the Hull to get them in place. I did not glue mine till after they were in place and it worked ou quite well. Check out your instructions I don’t believe they say to glue the decks together prior to installation. I am about 1/2 done and find the kit to be a real challenge as there is a lot of parts pep sanding and trimming. Other wise it is fun to see it coming together
  13. Narampa

    Plastic Sails

    Thank you for your reply ! I have so much food for thought. I am going to experiment with different things, one thing seems for sure. The plastic sails are out.
  14. Narampa

    Plastic Sails

    Your 2 cents is valid and I agree unfortunately my wife wants to see Sails. Oh well I might have to surprise her!!
  15. Narampa

    Plastic Sails

    I am building the US Constitution and am at the point of deciding to build it with Sails or just the standing rigging. Could somebody direct me to where I can find a Video or at least some information on installing the plastic sails. There is nothing that I have found on this subject. Please I am interested in hearing from anybody who has used the Plastic sails supplied in the revelle kit 1/96 scale. I am not interested in making my own as I am to old and have limited resources. Thankyou
  16. I have a Cutty Sark kit missing the plans. I believe that it is a very old kit as I cannot locate it in the downloads section of Revel. If you have a set and can help me or maybe you have downloaded them and would be able to forward me a copy I would be forever in your dept! THE KIT # IS 0399 Thank you
  17. Thank you for your comments. I will be looking at fine scale modeler and yes I do believe you are right. I have rechecked the decks and I believe they are seated. Now that you mention it I wonder if the lower deck might be out, can't see it with the upper in place. I will continue with the assembly as I an sure I can make it right.
  18. Wow from your description it sounds like you have a lot of experience. Thank you for your comments. I have not built a model for 40 years and thought it would have been a good way to pass the time in old age. Revell wins this round mainly because of my lack of experience and a not even knowing at what point I had recognized I had a problem. Let alone my lack of being able to scribe the condition. But I have learned a lesson and will not be buying anything from Revell in the future. So what would you suggest in the future as your explanation of the problem is amazing and I could not even come close to explaining it?
  19. Hello Again Here are some picture of my model of the Constitution. The problem that I pointed out was the left rear corner, as you can see there is quite a gap and to correct this would have taken skills beyond mine. The deck and the width would have to have been altered. What I had planned to do is either display it so that the gap is not visible or cover it with a tarp or something that would be found on a ship of that era. One person that I read about actually garbaged his kit because of this. I don't have the funds to throw $150 out. The color of the hull represents weathered copper as per pics on the internet of the real ship prior to restoration. I also will build my own sails out of tissue paper. A method I used years ago. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  20. Thank you. I wanted to stay with a bigger model do to my age and other issues such as fingers that really don't work as they once did. I will post some pictures in the near future .
  21. Thanks for the reply ! The kit I have is KIT#0398. I believe it is 1/96 scale. And I understand the latest kit. The Deck at the rear of the ship was too wide on one side and narrow on the other. I had to splice in material on one side and remove on the other. Not exactly what I wanted in a model kit. Looking from the rear I still have a gap. I thought at first the hull was warped but it was very uniform throughout. I have not built a ship for over 40 years and am not sure if this is the norm or not.
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