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- by Rglawhead On Jul 22, 2014 - 3:41 PM
Does anyone have any experience with the instructional DVDs offered by model shipyard.com.aus or lauckstreetshipyard.com? I've been building models about 20 years, but am always looking for easier/better ways to do things. Unfortunately, I don't know any modelers in the Atlanta metro area, so have not had any senior people to teach me. I had a VHS tape(!) called "You Take the Helm" by Model Expo, but was somewhat disappointed because it was too basic. I have visited "Wooden Ship Modeling for...[Read More]
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- by willwilco On Jul 22, 2014 - 11:44 AM
I hope this post will be okay.
I signed up for another model ship forum, called Model Ship World, but I have not been able to post or reply to the site. It appears that I have not been activated, even though it has been requested multiple times. Is anyone here on that forum? Can they post to assist me?

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Will
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Title: Nameplate Carving
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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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