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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. What have you received today?

    You can cross the Nullabour in a couple of days if you put your foot down. My stepson lives at the Navel Base at Fremantle, south of Perth (he is a submariner) and he has driven home ( to Newcastle) a few times. We will probably do it a bit slower (4-5 days) and take in the sites.
  2. What have you received today?

    Na mate, The Don doesn’t own any tall buildings or golf courses in OZ, they are mostly owned by China. However if he is in the market, I could offer him a nice coat hanger style bridge in Sydney for a reasonable price. 😜
  3. What have you received today?

    Hmmmmm, not really designed for walking or a golf cart mate. Each hole is situated in a small settlement or fuel stop along the road. Distance from 1st tee to 18th green is equivalent to about half way across your US of A and the best bit is, it isn’t owned by your President 😜
  4. What have you received today?

    Speaking of ‘Cool Golf Courses’ John, check out this one. My wife and I tend to play it when we drive to Perth next year. http://www.nullarborlinks.com/ cheers steve
  5. What have you received today?

    Crocs are further North John. Too cold down here plus the sharks ate ‘em all.😀 Plenty of snakes though, black snakes - practically harmless- they will take a few hours to kill you, brown snakes - cranky buggers - these are deadly, and a few other variations on the ‘get a tourniquet on that quick and call an ambulance’ theme. Cheers steve.
  6. What have you received today?

    I now live on the NSW Coast. At least a dozen good golf courses within 20 - 30 km
  7. What have you received today?

    Cog, Many, many years ago I lived in a small town in far western New South Wales (Australia) - sorta the ‘Outback’ The town had a golf course but the fairways were dirt covered with many rocks (any grass was eagerly devoured by rabbits, goats and kangaroos!!) Golf balls were commonly stolen by crows or lost down rabbit holes. The ‘greens’ were sand mixed with sump oil and had to be scraped flat before putting. Damage to golf clubs was so common that I decided it was better to play with a hockey stick. I didn’t use a cannon ball, but maybe I should have😀😀
  8. What have you received today?

    Just retired and couldn’t rest getting myself a new set of golf bats ( as Jeremy Clarkson would call them). I’ll head out tomorrow and ‘spoil a good walk’ 😛
  9. Admiralty Paints for me.
  10. 1 mm is easy with Byrnes draw plate but I have found that for a 1:64 scale model, 0.5 mm is more to scale. When drawing bamboo down to this size it I have found it does get tedious and fiddly.
  11. Been reading this series by J D Davies. Good yarn and very accurate with seafaring references and historical content. Available very cheaply on iBooks (in Australia at least) well worth a read.
  12. Whichever plates you choose, I probably wouldn’t overlap them. I think it would be very difficult to get a neat and tidy finish. I’ve done 3 models using your option 1 - I bulk ordered the plates from Cornwall Models and they were a bit too expensive to bin. While not completely satisfied with the size of the rivets/dimples on the plates, I was happy with the overall effect. If I was choosing again, I would probably go something with much smaller rivets but I still wouldn’t overlap. Below is my current build - HMAT Bounty with option 1 plates attached.
  13. CA glues

    Google ‘squadron precision glue applicator’ It is specifically designed for applying CA glue. I use it when attaching copper plates. Works very well.
  14. CA glues

    I also only use diluted wood glue on rigging. CA glue fumes are also very toxic. Cause flu like symptoms. I only use CA when fixing copper plates. I put puddle on the bottom of an upturned glass jar and use a glue applicator (like a metal hook that holds a drop of CA) purchased from a hobby shop. I only use CA while working outside on a verandah in the open air.
  15. I have about 10 proxxon tools. The drill press is one of my favourites. Check their website if you want to see it in action. Excellent quality product.

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