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  • Birthday 02/28/1964

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    Verrebroek Belgium
  • Interests
    Wasa , Golden Hind and Military modeling scale 1/72

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  1. Never too late.

    Greetings from Belgium.
  2. New to forum

    Greetings from Belgium
  3. Working more than one build

    Toni, My wife is doing the whole household and she does this all very wel And she goes to work. She knows that making 3 models at the same time is not multitasking. Then she just shakes her head from left to right and smiles I'm making diner. Maintain a garden of 2000m2 Do all the small repairs in the house. Do maintenance on our 2 cars Go to work 5 days a week. And, in 32 years of modeling, there are only 2 models (on a total of 1400 completed) that ended up in the trash because of a failure. Ps, Hopefully, I do not offend anyone with my bad knowledge of the English language
  4. Hello

    Bonjour Philippe, And welcome to MSW
  5. Working more than one build

    My admiral always says that a man can not do multitasking. Only a woman can do that. I am constantly working on one wooden model ship and 2 to 3 plastic military models to prove her that she is wrong.
  6. Golden Hind Started september 2016 Current state
  7. Unusual ship models

    Model of the Hurtigruten. In the harbor of Bronnoysund in Norway
  8. I needed 10 years to finish my Vasa. I probably also need 10 years to finish my Golden Hind. And if I did not find this forum then the vasa probably was still not finished. Because building instructions for kits of wooden ships are indeed sometimes very minimal. It is really not easy to finish these models without help, the first time. Plastic modeling: I always have kits in stock for a few years of military modeling. Why. Some of these kits are only available for a limited time. You buy them now, or you never find them again. But i have only a maximum stock of kits for 2 to 3 years modeling. Not more.
  9. just what is a "scratch built model"?

    Your models : They are not museum quality. So what. They are beautiful to look at and It's scratch. If you feel good about them. it's okay. Well done.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Today I repaired the windshield wipers from the admiral's car. They worked when they did not have to work And .. did not work when they had to work .. First remove some parts under the hood and removing the windscreen wiper mechanism. Someone found it necessary to do too much grease here So now the electrical contacts are full of grease. And make incorrect contact. Degrease and make the contacts clean. Install everything back and problem solved (I put back a little grease to the gear). The windscreen wipers work again (hope the video works) VID-20171007-WA0001.mp4 Admiral happy and I saved a few hundred euros
  11. just what is a "scratch built model"?

    Ps, Your scratch building : Well done.
  12. just what is a "scratch built model"?

    What is scratchbuilding for me : Plastic : Provide pictures, drawings. And buy plastic plate Use some, but as few items as possible from the parts box, and start building. A belgian Minerva in WW1 (90% scratch) scale 1/72 (about 6.5 cm or 2 1/2 inch long) Wood, If you find plans, use them Saw your own wood and start building yourself And : scratchbuilding in wood is much more difficult (for me) CNC tools and 3D printing : Too complicated to me When I went to school there were no computers. There were even no ordinary printers. Making everything yourself gives much more fun once the model is finished. This is my opinion There will be many more
  13. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    glass is possible google : keukenblad in glas (dutch) We have used Corian in the kitchen. And are very pleased about it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corian
  14. Canadian Seafarer in Texas

    And greetings from Belgium
  15. Welcome from Belgium. And good luck with the the build