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About loupy45

  • Birthday 04/05/1945

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    Cape Town
  • Interests
    Naval History and ship modelling

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  1. Hello from Croatia

    Hello Ivan, Welcome to MSW, as well I started with Artesania Latina HMS Endeavour it was a retirement gift from my wife. The problem with this gift was that i didn't have a clue from were to start. I left the gift on the box for 3 years as I went back to work, after that i had another look at my gift and started building the model. I gave up 5 times. My "Admiral" encouraged and supported me during the building stages and it took me 5 winters to complete. It is a Cat 4 difficulty therefore is not easy. Basically you will need to adapt,persevere, with lots of patience and innovation and you will complete the model. You will find challenges in building the kit, however skills you will acquire as you go along don't worry enjoy it is a fantastic hobby. I would recommend 2 books : Frank Mastini's Ship Modelling Simplified, and Lennarth Petersson's Rigging Period Ship Models. Good luck. Renato
  2. Hello from spain to everybody

    Hello Javier, welcome to MSW, your model looks great , It must take lots and lots of patience. Regards, Renato
  3. Hello from Spain

    Hello Angel, fantastic work!!! Renato
  4. Newbie from NC

    Hello Quincy and welcome, I started building the the San Juan Nepomuceno 3 years ago. From the photo your model looks OK, mine was not, the material was mostly warped and the casting was of inferior quality. I guess your kit is from A L Elite Series out of their branch in Hong Kong? Don't worry you will make mistakes as it is a difficulty 4 kit , but the main object is that you must enjoy it. I didn't start a blog OF my SJN on the MSW but i hope to do so soon. If you wish to correspond regarding the ship build frustrations, difficulties, and satisfaction. Let me know . This is my second kit. Attached are some pics. Regards, Renato
  5. Hello from Central Ohio

    Welcome to MSW from Cape Town. Your wife support is very important as it is a time consuming hobby. Renato
  6. Hello shipmates

    Quite a task, my very best wishes on your restoration. Regards, Renato
  7. Greetings from Spain

    Hello Oscar, welcome and good luck with your project. Regards, Renato
  8. Greetings

    Hello Mike a very warm welcome from Cape Town, the first city in the world that may run out of water!!! Regards, Renato
  9. Hello all

    Hello Peter welcome to MSW, good luck with your project. Renato
  10. Hello from Turkey

    Welcome to MSW. Padua... is like the town of Padova in Italy?
  11. Hello from Romania

    Hello Oliver , welcome to MSW enjoy the new hobby.
  12. Another noob

    Hello Scipios, welcome to MSW. Regards, Renato
  13. Hello from land locked Oklahoma

    Welcome to MSW from Cape Town. The local folks down here still sing " Oh Alibama"
  14. Hello from Klamath Falls Oregon

    Hi Hugh, Welcome to MSW. I have purchased two Artesania Latina kits and in my experience you will need to check were the kit has been manufacured. If it is made in Spain the quality is OK. My experience with second kit is an Artesania Latina made by their subsidiary in Hong Kong and the quality is horrible!! Good luck. Renato
  15. Newby with grand plans

    Hello Keith, and welcome to MSW. I am 72 and still enjoying building wooden ship models. The only difficulty that I have is that In Cape Town we don't have any winter therefore building during the 7 months of summer is very challenging. More then often i have to stop working on the model as it is too hot. Cape Town is running out of water. Renato.

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