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Fernando E

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About Fernando E

  • Birthday 06/28/1957

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

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  1. Hullo from Melbourne, Australia

    Hello Martin and welcome to MSW. I'm also a newbie to this site but built my first boat last year...the Cadaque. A lot of trial and error but got it finished and now sits proudly in my study with all its mistakes. I have picked up a few ideas from this website which made my second build (Cutter Mermaid) much easier including seeing this you tube clip from Leon Griffiths ( . If you haven't seen it have a look at it particularly the planking tips....made my life less stressful and answered many of my queries which I had when building the Cadaque. Stick with your build and I'm sure you will find it very rewarding when finished. I'll be watching your build with interest. Cheers.........Fernando
  2. Newbe

    Hi Syd Welcome from another relative newbie from North Sydney! Cheers............Fernando
  3. New member from North Sydney Australia

    Many thanks for the welcome Scott.
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    One word....stunning! Cheers.........Fernando
  5. New member from North Sydney Australia

    Hi David, I have just started a build log but was then called away to Hobart for a few days. Am heading back to Sydney later today so am keen to continue my build. I had a chance to go to the Maritime Museum in Hobart....worth the visit as there are dozens of model boats, most donated by locals who either scratch built or from a kit. The Norfolk was one of those scratch built boats. Gave me some ideas when I proceed with my build. Cheers........Fernando
  6. New member from North Sydney Australia

    Hi Chris Many thanks for the heads up on the miniature steam models website. I've gone ahead with the purchase of the Norfolk but am keen to try out either the Endeavour or the Bounty next (may convince my kids to get me a kit for my birthday!!) Will you be posting pictures of the Bounty once completed? Am interested on how she looks. Cheers........Fernando Oops...apologies Steve. Had Chris on my mind as had just got off the phone speaking to a good mate of mine called Chris.
  7. New member from North Sydney Australia

    Hi Chris Many thanks for the heads up on the miniature steam models website. I've gone ahead with the purchase of the Norfolk but am keen to try out either the Endeavour or the Bounty next (may convince my kids to get me a kit for my birthday!!) Will you be posting pictures of the Bounty once completed? Am interested on how she looks. Cheers........Fernando
  8. New member from North Sydney Australia

    Many thanks all for your welcome posts. Looks like I can count on a few of you for assistance when I start my new build. After careful consideration and seeking wise counsel from my captain (aka my wife!) she has advised that I should go for the Colonial Sloop Norfolk from Modelers Central. I see from some your posts that some of you have already completed this model and after looking at the build logs and the finished photos I am not so sure I can emulate the quality and craftsmanship on show. As soon as I get my new kit I will start my build log. Cheers........Fernando
  9. Hello From David - A new member

    Hi David, how is the build coming along. I'm thinking of doing this build and as a relative newbie to wood models am interested to hear any thoughts you have on your build. Any pics, pitfalls etc.
  10. Hi, I tried to change my name but it would not let me as I had posted only one item and ity says I need to post another 99! Is this correct or is there something I have incorrectly done. Cheers........Fernando
  11. Firstly a quick intro....I am now "semi retired from the financial services industry and apart from cycling was looking for a hobby where I could use my long lost skills as a model boat builder. I built a number of model boats in my youth...all plastic but always had a wish to try my hand at wooden boats. At the end of last year I took the plunge and bought my first wooden boat kit...."Cadaque" from Artesania Latina. A great way to test my skills and patience. I thoroughly enjoyed building it despite numerous errors and some dodgy fixes...overall though I was hooked. My next model is from Modelers Central...HM Cutter Mermaid. I am in the throes of completing this model and am already researching my next build. I'll probably go for another Modelers Central model ( Colonial Ketch Mary Byrne or the Colonial Schooner Port Jackson). I hope to post my buildlog when I start my new build and look forward to any assistance from the experts on this great website.
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