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About hof00

  • Birthday 07/16/1960

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    Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
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    Modelling Ships, Cabinet Making, Gardening, Cats

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  1. Very, very good looking Model!! Lovely build Sir. What are the dimensions?
  2. Thanks Chap!! The research continues.... Cheers....HOF.
  3. Has anyone heard of a "Gaff Reef?" Currently building A/L Pen Duick and the Rigging in question runs in a series of Single Blocks and Lines under and the length of the Main Boom. I am finding it difficult to reconcile the plans with where it starts/finishes and what items are terminated to it. Google is not all that helpful today.... Any advice/diagrams would be very much appreciated. Cheers....HOF.
  4. Hi Torbogdan, What is the quality of the "Castings?" I read a review some time ago that stated that the Casting quality was poor. Cheers....HOF.
  5. Thank you Sir, I'll be sure to pass on your regards!! Cheers....HOF.
  6. Nice!! Have 1/8 DR!, (Hatchette/Partworks), on the go. Haven't touched it for some time but have all 3 wings built, Engine, etc. I'll get there.
  7. O.k, some photos of my "Assistants." These Guys are Abyssinians, Full on and won't take no for an answer!! Every opportunity, they will "Tear" into the Ship Room.... They are not too bad, just want to be involved. My Girl, Asmara,sadly passed away a couple of years ago, but the other two are very much "Hale and Hearty." I'll never be without an Abyssinian!! (If you look at my "Avatar" this was my much beloved boy, Sudamo.) Anyway....
  8. Unsure of the rules, if any. Try this one, "Plumbago" Try not to use google....
  9. I checked early this morning, something like 1500 Aftershocks. The Register.co.uk reported that NZ moved 2 Meters North.... The Kaikoura Cost has come up out of the Sea stranding what sounds like a lot of Crayfish, Paua (What I think you might call Abalone in the Northern hemisphere.) (stuff.co.nz if interested.) Cheers....HOF.
  10. Update: Aftershocks still rattling peoples' nerves, Hopefully things will start to settle over the next few days/weeks. US, Canadian and Australian Navy ships diverted from NZ Navy 75th Anniversary celebrations to assist with relief efforts in South Island, Awesome!! Lots of damage in Kaikoura, (Top of South Island), also Wellington CBD. Torrential Rain yesterday did not help, Closed roads, Rail, caused slips, etc. Anyway, a fantastic International effort to assist!! Cheers....HOF.
  11. Thanks all, We get plenty of Seismic Events here, but, as I have said before, I have never experienced first hand as the absolute "Power" of this mornings event. (Just heaps and heaps of After-Shocks. My Cutty Cabinet Glass rattles in the wooden frame ) Cutty Sark Seismograph? Cheers....HOF.
  12. Massive Earthquake just after midnight last night. (USGS reckon 7.8, NZ Geo Net reckon 7.5 I had the misfortune to be at work in the Wellington CBD, in my Building doing UPS Maintenance. The Quake was, prolonged 3 minutes, thought my number was up!! (Wasn't just scary, it was absolutely "Terrifying!!" ) Eventually got home, no damage to the Partner/Cats/Home or Ship Models. We even made it the CNN/BBC!!
  13. Hi Chap, That would be awesome, thank you. Cheers....HOF.
  14. Hi All, Does anyone have any experience/s with the A/L Pen Duick? I've got this sitting in my Cupboard and it's rather tempting.... Cheers....HOF.
  15. Hi, Considered Proxxon Stuff? Am thinking of making the investment. (Might be talking through "A hole in my head" regarding machining/milling.) Cheers....HOF.