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About hornet

  • Birthday 03/27/1959

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    Newcastle, NSW Australia
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    Fishing, golf, tinkering in the shed

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  1. Ropewalk

    Hi Wefack May be a simple machine to someone with an engineering background, but to us mere mortals, building one that actually works is quite a challenge:)
  2. Ropewalk

    I have posted this before. Maybe it will give you some ideas to build your own. Steve
  3. Band or Scroll saw

    I have both. The scroll saw gets a lot more work when modelling. If you get a band saw, make sure it is a decent size. I'm my opinion the smaller ones are pretty useless.
  4. The belaying pins provided with my Caldercraft Bounty also looked more like bowling pins. I remedied this by reducing the diameter of the top section by about 50% using sandpaper and my proxxon lathe.
  5. Supply 1

    Thanks Fred, appreciate your comment. Steve
  6. Including many additions and alterations to original kit. Most deck fittings including ship's boat, capstan, windlass and skylight have been scratch built.
  7. Perseverance 10

    Best of luck with her Mark. I made a few modifications but basically it is a good, honest model.
  8. The ship on the Australian $20 Note! My first attempt at ship modelling after being away from the hobby for many years. Learnt a lot from this model - don't finish in Gloss Polyurethane & brass fittings do look better when blackened!! . It is a good beginners kit.
  9. A 'Sealer' operating in the oceans south of Australia and New Zealand in the early 1800's. Discovered both Campbell and Macquarie Islands.
  10. Not as flash as Danny's Norfolk but I'm happy with it. First attempt at copper plating and also made my own parrel beads from wood rather than use the supplied plastic ones.
  11. A small but significant player in the early exploration of the Australian Coastline. My first attempt at Joggeling the margin plank and tree nailing.
  12. After a lot of research, many modifications were made to this model.