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How-tos

Making rope coils

Making rope coils

This short tutorial on how to make excellent rope coils for your models is provided by Peta_V from modelshipworld.com forum.

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Planking with hot iron

Planking with hot iron

The idea behind gluing with hot iron is that when dry PVA glue is heated up it melts and as soon as you stop applying heat it solidifies very quickly (~ 5 - 10 seconds). The benefit of this is that this can be repeated multiple times if the position of the plank needs to be changed or shifted slightly. In some cases I was even able to remove a plank completley and then reglue it. Here is how I do it: I dryfit the plank, make sure that it fits nicely where it supposed to go, Then I apply...

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Making a 68-mm 4-oared yawl

Making a 68-mm 4-oared yawl

This is yet another short tutorial for building a Master Korabel life boat. This time we will cover the recent 4-Oared Yawl. This is Master Korabel's most recent boat and it has a few improvements over the old ones. Firstly, the jig is not a part of the model anymore, as was the case with the previous Master Korabel boat. It is more like a "building berth", a completely separate entity. Secondly, none of the boat's parts are made of plywood anymore, all of them are made of pearwood and pearwood veneer. Please note that this tutorial is not intended...

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Making a 75mm lifeboat

Making a 75mm lifeboat

This is a short tutorial explaining how to build Master Korabel 75mm lifeboat which you can buy from our store. This small kit consists of several pear veneer and plywood sheets, a thin brass strip and a few brass nails: You have to be really careful as the laser cut parts are very delicate and fragile. However, it is not the end of the world if you break one. Just carefuly glue it back together with a tiny drop of CA glue.  Step 1. First you need to number all parts and draw lines on both risings. These lines are needed to help...

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