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Old 12-28-2020, 09:54 AM
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That's good to know. I was just about to scratch build the fins, but their laser cut set will save me a lot of time. Thanks!
The laser-cut basswood pieces for the built-up fins are really nice - I tried cutting them by hand for a repair job, gave up, and bought another set from Semroc.
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IIRC, I just eyeballed the dowel diameters, but yes, you should ensure that they're exactly those dimensions once finished - otherwise everyone at the launch will point out the scale discrepancy.


Paul,

I cannot imagine the embarrassment from someone calling me out for the incorrect dowel diameter! And my dilemma is that I still wonder if I should make them slightly smaller, to account for the thickness of paint.
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Someday I'd like to build my old Semroc kit.

Have considered this- https://www.micromark.com/Jewelers-Draw-Plate

Their tools ARE over priced, though it looks handy.

Bob
p.s. they do have regular sales, nabbed a lighted magnified table/swivel lamp not too long ago.


I am seriously considering buying that drawplate.
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