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BrianW29 Jul 2017 1:24 a.m. PST

Well I cut it close, but did manage to get one blog post in this month. The HMS Agamemnon is up on the blog. Who knew that summer would be a distraction to painting, photographing and blogging? Please check it out at: https://mymodelsailingships.com

BWW

John Armatys29 Jul 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

I keep getting:
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warwell Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 3:08 a.m. PST
KniazSuvorov29 Jul 2017 6:04 a.m. PST

We all have those days. I remember a particular incident, thinking I was pulling a stray thread off a nearly-completed model… Only to discover it was still attached. The tug pulled the model into a freshly-squeezed blob of paint. Yuck.

After an emergency cleaning, I compounded that problem by trying to sever the troublemaking thread with an exacto knife (it was in an awkward spot, so I couldn't get the snips in), while still angry. That careless cut severed the stray thread… And a bunch of stays in addition. All this after the running rigging was already finished!

Needless to say, that particular boat took longer than expected.

BrianW29 Jul 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

Ouch, sorry. The link from warwell is the correct one, and that's what I get for typing links at 3:25 AM. It should indeed be: link

BrianW29 Jul 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Prince Suvorov,
Oh, while I haven't done that, I can imagine from my own experiences what sort of ugly language it caused. As for the snips, many years ago my wife got me a pair of what are called "bow spring scissors" ( link ) and to be honest, I don't think I could now work without them. They are excellent for getting into tight places like that. Here's a picture:

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BWW

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Well done man!

Sometime, we have all despaired with the threads…

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