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Hi Zoltan, the Sapelle strips that came with the Endeavour kit were quite porous and the CA glue being rather thin created quite a problem. The glue set very quickly and my fingers stuck to the strips then while trying to get my fingers off the strips, the strips broke. I won't go on, it's a comedy of errors.
If I had a denser strip of wood I don't think I would have had that problem. The strips even curved down the length when PVA glue was spread on them.

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Brian: Their site shows some incredible ship models including the HMS Victory in 1:72 scale that must make an marvelous model since it is a heavy kit. Their Sovereign also looks marvelous.
 
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Hi Gary,
hope Denis doesn't mind me stepping all over his build log, but yes there are some good value for money kits on that web page.

I have purchased some cherry planking and its the best value for money timber I have found anywhere.
 

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G'day Denis
It looks like a great book. Great photos and I assume great articles as well.
Good luck my mate for a quick recovery when you're back at home.
I'll be thinking of you.
God bless
Greg
 

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Hi my friend,
The thing about ca glue is to use the correct consistency and amount. I use it whenever it is in an area under tension. I don't like to wait long for glue to dry. For the first planking I use it completely. I will use the thicker stuff and very little. It does not run or bleed through. For second planking I will use PVA like Tightbond, except in areas where there is considerable bending. There I will us thick ca.

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