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.