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Ebony
- by HOF00 On Apr 27, 2015 - 12:43 AM
Dear All,

Could someone please inform me of where to procure Ebony planking?

I guess 0.5 X 5.0 mm? looking to do Flying Cloud soonish and would like to do Ebony above the Water-Line. Channels also, but again guessing, 1.5 X 3.0mm

Had a look at Hobby Mill, looks like they are wrapping things up.

Any advice much appreciated.

Cheers....HOF.
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- by pirozzi On Apr 26, 2015 - 5:15 PM
I have been ship modeling for over 30 years and enjoy conversing with others with similar interests. I would consider myself at the advanced level, but not a true scratch builder yet. I use a kit and then enhance it with finer details from scratch.
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