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I have seen a few listings for plank-on-bulkhead ship models from a Chinese company called ZHL. These kits seem to be reasonably priced, and the photos of completed models look good. However, I have also heard that these kits have been pirated from other manufacturers and are sold far below the prices of American and European manufacturers. I also know that these kits are banned from the NRG ModelShipWorld website. Does anyone have experiences with this company that they would like to...[Read More]
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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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Crossed beams under the mast tops to support the structure as it sits on the mast top. Depending on the size of the top, there could be 2x2, 2x3, or 3x3 crossed beams.   Or [View Entire Category]
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A series of rollers and rope wrapped around a mast and yard which allows the yard to be raised and lowered by sliding along the mast on the rollers.   Or [View Entire Category]
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