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Ahoy! New shipmate onboard
- by fleck On Sep 02, 2014 - 2:22 AM
Hi fellow Shipmates. I'm new to the Forum and I'm not quite sure what to say at this time.
So I'll just say 'Ahoy!', and I'm glad to be part of the crew!
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Fletcher class, always looking for more info
- by MU1_Beagle On Aug 31, 2014 - 2:32 AM
My current project is a digital version of a round bridged Fletcher class destroyer. I am working from various sources including a booklet of general plans for USS Sigsbee corrected to December 1, 1944 as well as the CD plan books from Floating Drydock. I am modeling this ship inside and out, with the goal being an interactive model allowing an individual to walk through any compartment in the vessel.

I am always on the look out for more information, especially concerning the...[Read More]
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Always looking for more knowledge about the hobby
- by misterdon On Aug 30, 2014 - 11:05 AM
So far I've built the bounty Jolly boat and the Virginia which I really didn't many problems with. I the decided to build the Mayflower 1620 by AL. Wow, what a difference. the rigging is a little over my head
I only have the basic tools, but it doesn't seem to be a problem. Always looking for new ideas, so if anyone has any pointers I'm all ears.
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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