Marseille 1764 from Mamoli by Mo.

MHegazi

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Hello everyone
I got this kit from ebay & have to admit , it is not of my best buys
seems that the kit is old, the keel and ribs wood is balsa, very light, i have to be careful working with it
The instructions is not so bad , helps a lot

here is some pix of the project , will update during progress

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Is it realy balsa, or a very light plywood? I was reading once, that this kit is not an easy one, so I will sit in the first row to see the progress, crossing the fingers, that you can solve the problems the kit will bring......otherwise here are a lot of very good modelers happy to help and assist when necessary and requested.
 

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Is it realy balsa, or a very light plywood? I was reading once, that this kit is not an easy one, so I will sit in the first row to see the progress, crossing the fingers, that you can solve the problems the kit will bring......otherwise here are a lot of very good modelers happy to help and assist when necessary and requested.
it is balsa and not well symmetrical
when placed the deck I saw the problem , Seems to be a very challenging model :)
cheers mate
 

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I can’t believe that Mamoli supplied balsa.
 

MHegazi

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Is the keel straight? Looks a little crooked in photo.
it is not straight , and i don't feel that the wood will survive if i tried to soak it in water right to get it right
it is a very challenging kit :)
 

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the keel is not straight , i kept it clamped for 2 weeks on a straight bar , but no change , I have no idea how i will compensate the gaps between the rips and the deck

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Is it realy balsa, or a very light plywood? I was reading once, that this kit is not an easy one, so I will sit in the first row to see the progress, crossing the fingers, that you can solve the problems the kit will bring......otherwise here are a lot of very good modelers happy to help and assist when necessary and requested.
hope i wont disappoint you captain :))))
 

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