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Fernando E

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About Fernando E

  • Birthday 06/28/1957

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    North Sydney
  • Interests
    Australian Colonial History, Australian WW1 Military History, road cycling, travelling.

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  1. Fernando E

    Return to the Shipyard

    Welcome back from downunder! I'm extremely jealous of your "man cave"...... can't wait to see your workmanship. Cheers...... Fernando 😎
  2. I will be starting another kit build in the next month or so and have been doing a little bit of homework on rope available other than what has been supplied in the kit (kit rope doesn't inspire me that much !) . This may sound totally stupid on my part (so please excuse the question from a relative newbie if it is!) but some suppliers offer a "left" twist or a "right" twist coil. Is one better than another or are there specific reasons for the difference. I also noticed that some are called "served" cotton ropes. Again what is the purpose of these or can I use any type of rope which will do the same thing. Any help would be appreciated Cheers..............Fernando
  3. I will be starting another kit build in the next month or so and have been doing a little bit of homework on rope available other than what has been supplied in the kit (kit rope doesn't inspire me that much !) . This may sound totally stupid on my part (so please excuse the question from a relative newbie if it is!) but some suppliers offer a "left" twist or a "right" twist coil. Is one better than another or are there specific reasons for the difference. I also noticed that some are called "served" cotton ropes. Again what is the purpose of these or can I use any type of rope which will do the same thing. Any help would be appreciated Cheers..............Fernando
  4. Danny As usual , stunning work! Cheers...........Fernando
  5. Hi Vinnie Glad to see your back in the shipyard. The rigging is looking good and those blocks are much better than the kit blocks! Look forward to more updates. Cheers............Fernando
  6. Hi Dave Love your work....the rigging is just beautiful and your explanations have been extremely helpful for a future member of the "Endeavour Club"! Cheers.............Fernando
  7. Fernando E

    Hello from Tasmania

    Welcome Geoff to MSW from up north on the big island. I also recommend Modellers Central. Have a look at their site (they are situated in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney). They have some good pointers and easy to read plans and videos for each of their models, plus they have helped me out whenever I have needed any assistance on my builds. Enjoy whatever you decide to build.... it's a great hobby. Cheers...... Fernando 🍻
  8. Hi Rod, enjoy the break.....sounds like a great trip. Cheers...... Fernando 😎
  9. Fernando E

    Hello from Ontario

    Hi Mark and welcome to the merry crew of the MSW. Cheers............Fernando
  10. Fernando E

    Hello from Darwin Australia

    Hello Richmond and welcome to this fantastic site from another Sydney member. I started building wooden models only 18 months ago and have found the guys at Modellers Central in the Blue Mountains very helpful and great for service. They have starter packs for entry level blokes like me and are always happy to chat if you get stuck on any issues during your build. Have a look at their website on https://www.modelerscentral.com/model-ship-kits/ Cheers..............Fernando
  11. Hi Rod, arriving a little bit late on your build but now have found it will follow along if ok with you. I plan to do the Endeavour in the not too distant future and was looking at the Caldercraft kit to buy and put under the workbench. The kit looks very good (as does your workmanship!) so am keen to see how your build progresses. Cheers..........Fernando
  12. Many thanks for your kind comments Antony......very much appreciated. I'm taking a couple of weeks off and heading your way to visit my sister in Polperro. On the way from London will be spending a few days in Portsmouth to see the Victory as well as the Mary Rose. Will be back in the shipyard on my latest project in August. Cheers........ Fernando
  13. Fernando E

    Another new guy

    Hi Ron and a warm welcome to the very helpful crew of MSW. Look forward to seeing your work on the site. Cheers.....Fernando
  14. Many thanks Tom....sails are still on the sewing machine! I will be away till the end of July so no new pictures until early August (hopefully)! Cheers........Fernando
  15. Many thanks for your kind comments John. Cheers.........Fernando

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