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  • Birthday 02/28/1964

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    Verrebroek Belgium
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    Wasa , Golden Hind and Military modeling scale 1/72.
    Tasting Belgian beer

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  1. Vasa builders FYI

    This log is from a builder who builds this model for DeAgostini Poland. Looks like a nice model. But DeAgostini does make serious mistakes for the instructions of planking the stem and rudder.
  2. Newbie on a Mission

    Greetings, Patrick
  3. Here is the build of a beautiful replica under construction. The San juan, a Basque whaler from the 16th century. History http://www.albaola.com/en/site/investigation-process Replica http://www.albaola.com/en/site/building-process Enjoy
  4. Hello from Illinois

  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    These are "vogelnestjes" (birds nests) in belgium. A boiled egg in meatloaf
  6. Another new guy

    Greetings from Belgium
  7. Hi Y'all from Charlottesville

    Greetings Patrick
  8. You're welcome I grew up with the metric system. Worked for 2 years at Ford tractor in Antwerp And all dimensions were inch in decimal at Ford (example: diameter 1.2546 inch.) Every measurement system has its advantages and disadvantages. The system you grow up with is still the easiest to understand
  9. Dave, Bolts, the head of the bolt is indeed about 2x the diameter of the bolt (70 a 100 years earlier Gresham shipwreck) From the same shipwreck : The filling timbers (green) were here not attached to the futtocks or the keel link : http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Full thesis bates.pdf
  10. Hello from Freehold NJ

    Welcome from Belgium
  11. What have you received today?

    To be sure Quality control . Hmm ... ok
  12. Wonderful work. Chainsaws are indeed dangerous things. Cute cat and model train.
  13. Hello from Wilmington, NC.

    Greetings Patrick
  14. Hello from Upstate NY

    And greetings from Belgium
  15. Cataracts---Choices for Vision Correction

    Great news for you Phil !!👍

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