the masts and yards in the kit I have are full length I have the Golden version. Not sure what the standard version had in the kitlooking at the kit, the masts look short. Is this the case? Does the standard version come with full height masts and yards?
I do have and use this product. I build arms also, but in this case with having to install the brass nails to hold the hinges in place I decided paint would be better suited as applying brass black to the nail heads and unavoidable scratches on the hinge parts wouldn't be an easy task once the parts were installed on the ship. paint was just easier and I have a brush with literally 5 bristles to do fine touch up stuff so that made it an easy task for me.@epicdoom, very well executed! The ship is really looking nice. On a side note, out of curiosity, have you ever consider to 'blackin' pintles and gudgeons? Since those usually made out of brass, they are great candidates to be 'blackened'. Sounds like you already have painted yours, but in the future, there are a number of liquids for such purpose. One of my favourites is Beechwood Casey's 'Brass Black'. It is super easy to work with, minum effort and great results.
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Hope you are not serious and only kidding with the self-surgery. DON"T DO IT at any cost! You could make it much worse, mate! Wish you a fast recovery and return to the shipyard.Looks great! Makes me want to go back to shipyard but have a big infection on my leg for 3 days now. Swollen and painfull hope they will cut it open tomorrow. Pushed a needle in myself but made it bit worse if they dont Do it tomorrow in will cut it myself but with hobby knife this time.
TY Pat Go to your Doctor Brother don't do it yourself. I made that mistake and stitched myself up while I was Hunting 6 years ago. I was alone on my property Bowhunting for a week I used to do that every year> This time I wasn't paying attention to my broadhead on the end of my arrow when I pulled it out of a deer and sliced my hand open this was on day 2 of a 7 day trip I wasn't about to go to the hospital and end my trip so I numbed my hand with ice poured alcohol over the needle and thread and also my wound and sewed it shut with a needle and thread. day 5 I woke up to my hand swollen and infected and unable to draw my bow I headed for home to get medical attention when I went back a week later for a weekend hunt I found on my trail camera a monster buck dated the same day I left but in the evening he was only 30 yards from my treestand and would have not only been an easy shot for me but also the biggest Buck I have ever taken in my life. had I just gone to the hospital the first day I would have been back and in my stand on day 5 for the evening hunt and took that Big buck. I cleaned everything up pretty good before I sewed my hand up and yet it still got infected because it wasn't hospital clean.Looks great! Makes me want to go back to shipyard but have a big infection on my leg for 3 days now. Swollen and painfull hope they will cut it open tomorrow. Pushed a needle in myself but made it bit worse if they dont Do it tomorrow in will cut it myself but with hobby knife this time.