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Friday, July 8, 2011

H.M.S. Surprise (Fittings Continue)


I can say unabashedly that I am glad the installation of the cannons is complete. Now I can carry on with the top deck fittings.
One disturbing thing I discovered is that the so called brass fittings and brass wire are not made of brass. I first noticed this when I tried to straighten out some brass wire. To straighten brass wire all one has to do is with two pairs of pliers grab each end of the wire and pull and it will become straight as a ruler. With this wire it doesn't do that. In fact it also sometimes snaps. So I decided to take closer look at the wire and "brass" fittings. Yep a type of brass coated white metal. Has brass become that expensive?
Needless to say I am very disappointed in Artesania Latina. Why they did this is anyone's guess. In the past all of their brass fittings were made of brass.

6 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Wow, gorgeous, in a record time.
Now, you must face the sails.great work and well done.

Warren Zoell said...

Not for a while yet Pablo. There is plenty more fittings to be fitted.

Diego said...

It may be the increase in prices of minerals. Although it is not the model you are given.

In any case, the work you do is great

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego - Me enoja cuando. ¿Piensan que no se diera cuenta?

Diego said...

They should know that the material is inferior. This change should warn you not to lose customers.

Warren Zoell said...

Exactamente.