AL Colonial Schooner "Independence" by DocBlake - 5/16" scale

DocBlake

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Thanks, guys!

Mustafa: Glue won,t stick to polyurethane or tung oil. I scrape off the finish to glue, then touch up the area with a little poly and a small brush. Or wait to apply the poly until after you glue.
 

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DocBlake post_id=24556 time=1511352014 user_id=3544 said:
Thanks, guys!

Mustafa: Glue won,t stick to polyurethane or tung oil. I scrape off the finish to glue, then touch up the area with a little poly and a small brush. Or wait to apply the poly until after you glue.
Thank you Dave.
 

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After a lot of hand wringing I decided to go with traditional brass pedestals mounted on a walnut board for my display stand. I ran into a little problem in that my keel is a little off of dead vertical and when I mounted the model there was a definite, noticeable dip to starboard. I took the pedestals off and beveled their bases a bit until the model sat straight. Now I can begin rigging! If you look closely you can see the bevels (the arrows point them out) but I don't think the casual observer would notice unless I told themstand1.JPGstand2.JPGstand3.JPGped1.JPGped2.JPG
 

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Know the feeling Dave, i also hate the rigging 2 reasons have not got the room, and the main reason do not know what I am doing, also some kits leave me scratching my head, on my Philadelphia Gunboat the show the deadeys heavyly stropped NO WAY TO DO THAT WITH THE SIZE OF THE DEADEYES, blocks to small to run the thread through, oh well. Don
 

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Beautiful work. Saw your complete log @ https://modelshipworld.com/topic/12895-independence-1775-by-docblake-artesania-latina-516-scale/

Thank you for finishing it and your amazing log. Almost gave up. It is my 1st ever build and your log gave me the kick to keep it from the trash.

Funny about that stamped metal part. It spoke a lot about how disappointed I felt about the kit. Nothing seemed to fit or look right
The way you finished it I would leave the rigging out. It is a wonderful piece of art

Would love to see this link From Clair but it is 404 .Any way to retrieve it?
 

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Just amazing work as always Doc, wonderfull. Don
 
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