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About AntonyUK

  • Birthday 10/09/1949

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    Ivybridge, Devon, UK
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    Modeling. Walking. Scuba diving. Gold panning.

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  1. I. Having opened the kit I am very pleased with my choice and the contents of the box. The instructions are in many languages and are easy to read. English is enclosed in a Grey box. As below. The Barrels are OK BUT I will make my own. Blocks look Ok as do all the other bits. Will take more photos when I've opened the packets. Two sheets of drawings and assembles. One being Double sided. Nice to have the Parts drawn full size. The plywood is Pear faced and the laser work is Excellent. The first sheet is very thin with no cracks But with some laser burning. Again faced Plywood.. A close up of the laser cutting... Very clean. The wood is of good quality and I will be using this.. Also this wood is of very good quality. A real close up of the planking strips. Odd bits of timber. Sail cloth. Needless to say I will replace this. Dowel. Found a few interesting links on the style of boat. Have checked the kit contents against the Parts list in the back on the instruction booklet. All there plus a few planking strips extra. Will start on construction very soon. Thanks for looking in. Regards Antony.
  2. Hi Eddie. Was looking at this kit for myself... Good choice. Zoran has put a lot of effort into his kits and the Quality looks excellent. Will follow along with your build. Regards Antony.
  3. Hi. This will be my next build. I purchased the kit from The reasons for this kit are the pleasing lines and simple construction. Found some good information on the ship. Language selection is in the top right corner. Will post some pictures of the kit's contents tomorrow. At first glance the quality looks very good. Regards Antony.
  4. HI George. Welcome to MSW. All the Enterprises that one large collection. A bunch good tips... Keep your blades very sharp. Read other members builds . Dry fit first. Ask for advice. Take your time. Enjoy. All the best from Devon. Regards Antony.
  5. Hi Ulises Very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you. Mum's are So special. They give us life All our lives. Antony.
  6. Hi Richard. Nice to have you aboard. Everyone who joins brings new methods and skill's into this forum 😊 Enjoy your voyage. Regards Antony.
  7. Hi Chuck. Very nice toutorl on component casting. I've been casting parts for some time now and this toutorl is brilliant because it deals with very small and thin parts. Can you please add the relevant parts to the Articles Database to make it easer for people to find. The only thing I would add is to use the same box to support the mould while making your castings. Lego in your case. Thumbs-up on this one from me. Regards Antony.
  8. Hi E&T. A long awaited update. And it was worth the wait. Wonderful work and skill's throughout. Regards Antony.
  9. Hi Brian. This is from your introduction post. " I am at the stage of putting the top planking onto the bulwark tabs and there is nothing in the instructions or on-line, that I can find, that provides detail on where/how to attach the planking at the bow, particularly as the planking is above the keel and has a gap in the middle for the bowsprit." First step at this stage is to ensure the planks lie flat against the frames/bulkheads with a strip of the planking. The deck needs to be sanded back to the frames/bulkheads so it does not protrude beyond the frames/bulkheads. I would guess that the Bowsprit hole can be made after the planking. Edit the Bowsprit is above the gunwales on this model. A photo of the plans showing the bows would help us. A lot of people use filler block at the bow to give more control of the curves and more area for glueing. A rebate can be cut into the keel to allow the planks to locate better. Regards Antony. Edited.. found a build log
  10. Hi The answer to the question is yes. 3 kits I have built so far and All had bamboo strip wood. If you look closely you can see the dark area of the knuckles.I replaced mine with good quality wood I milled myself. If you use it...make sure all the tools for cutting are very sharp. I like the look of bamboo as a finish but it's not easy to work with. BTW nice build. Regards Antony.
  11. Hi. Welcome to MSW. Nice intro.. Regards Antony.
  12. Hello Brian. Welcome to MSW. Brian please start a build log and add a few photos of your model. Have you looked at the information in the resources area. Regards Antony.
  13. Hi Glenn. Welcome to MSW. It's a good time to get stuck into another ship model with this weather we are getting. Lots of nice folks here with some fantastic builds and sound advice. Regards Antony.
  14. Hi Jack. A very nice kit and a excellent builder. A good combination for the perfict model. Had my eye on Marisstella kits for a while now. And I like what I see. Excellent build. Regards Antony.
  15. Hello Chidokan. Thank you very much for that information. And yes many more pictures and information. The more I read about the Turtle ship the more I like her. Please thank your friend in Korea. Thanks again. Regards Antony.