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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:36 pm 
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I have one on the way.

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But this would deprive me of the joys associated with soldering many strands of wire to form masts and the wonderful smell of flux and the various potentially harmful gasses it brings.

darn! :heh:

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what "potentially harmful gasses it brings"?


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DavidP wrote:
what "potentially harmful gasses it brings"?


Depends upon the flux as some are less potentially harmful than others, but all carry warnings regarding use in poorly ventilated spaces and do so for a reason.

That said, my post was mostly of a facetious nature.

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the reason I posted that question was that 1 of the companies I worked at in the mid 90's had monitors attached to some people who were hand soldering cable & circuit boards. results came back later in not to worry about the fumes.


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those findings could be true, or it's possible that they weren't

It depends a lot on how well ventilated the area is and how close your face is to the stuff.

In general it's best not to inhale burning chemicals, and copper is, itself a toxin when taken in quantity.

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it was an outside company that was doing the testing.


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ok

I can't know the circumstances.

In terms of our hobby, not breathing fumes from flux, solder and copper is better for health than breathing a lot of those things. :)

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I am very happy also ,but a bit disappointed ,only the mainmast, then we need to use the photoetch part for the front mast.

IMO they should include both masts ,even if the price is higher(which is $$$)

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Miguel wrote:
MartinJQuinn wrote:


I am very happy also ,but a bit disappointed ,only the mainmast, then we need to use the photoetch part for the front mast.

IMO they should include both masts ,even if the price is higher(which is $$$)


some clear-plastic molded searchlights would be on the wish list too.

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Spot wrote:

some clear-plastic molded searchlights would be on the wish list too.


Why!!??

There are very good alternatives
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Spot wrote:
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I can't know the circumstances.

In terms of our hobby, not breathing fumes from flux, solder and copper is better for health than breathing a lot of those things. :)


If nothing else, it smells rancid.

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Nifty searchlights. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:09 pm 
Hi Guys,

Just got a note from Brandon that they are working on a 3D foremast as well. So it’s coming!!


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John Sekas wrote:

Just got a note from Brandon that they are working on a 3D foremast as well. So it’s coming!!


Great News John...thank You for the info,

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The 1/700 searchlights that are molded in clear plastic can come out decent-looking by painting a coat of chrome or silver, or white on the backside before painting the gray, or brass or whatever the body is going to be.

This way it comes out clear in front + bright and shiny at the back, just like a real light. :)

I do the same thing with clear molded planes: a coat of green near the cockpit sides and a bit of dark gray on the bottom, and then when it's dry I paint the plane its outside colors, so the cockpit has built-in depth.

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Since my knowledge base doesn't go back that far, it says this is for Tennessee & Colorado class ships. Would they be accurate to backdate a Nevada/Pennsylvania/New Mexico class ship?

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When I got home (late) last night, the package with the cage mast was waiting for me. Took two quick pictures, I'll give it a better going over tonight.
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They look great.

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MartinJQuinn wrote:
When I got home (late) last night, the package with the cage mast was waiting for me. Took two quick pictures, I'll give it a better going over tonight.

:big_grin: You are fast Martin!!! Thank You, nice photos , yes , those cages are a beauty,now need to wait to the next batch because, they are gone ,they sold so quickly .

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