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About pontiachedmark

  • Birthday 03/12/1961

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    Bairnsdale Victoria Oz
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    Vintage cars, Rugby League, AFL, Fishing, Family, Home Brewing

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  1. pontiachedmark

    Wood Type For Model Rowboat Skiff

    Gidday George and a warm and hearty welcome from the Land Downunder. Unfortunately geography makes my suggestions on wood redundant. Aside from that you are sure to find encouragement and support here. Just a suggestion ,look into some scratch build logs from your fellow Canadians and see what wood they are using and possible suppliers. All the best with your build. Mark.
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    Getting Back Into The Hobby After 45+ Years

    Gidday from the Land Downunder Tom. Good looking paddle wheeler. You will find plenty of support and encouragement here. All the best with your build. Mark.
  3. Gidday Paul. Absolutely fantastic. Mark.
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    New member

    Gidday from the Land Downunder Bill. You will find plenty of support here. Loads of advice as well. Just don't be afraid to ask. Remember there are no stupid questions just infuriating ones. All the best with your build. Mark.
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    What have you received today?

    Gidday CDW. I agree 100% with your comments. I purchased a printer 2 years ago at of all places my local Post Office. The Ink cartridges are definitely more expensive than the cost of the printer. Not only that these things invariably end up in land fill. Mark
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    Uhhhhh, hello?

    Gidday from the Land Downunder Adrie. I've never done a card model but I am in awe of some of the stunning results I have seen here. You will no doubt find plenty of advice and encouragement here. Good luck with your builds. Mark.
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    Cali Fire

    Gidday everyone. I would also like to send my best wishes for those experiencing this horrendous firestorm. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mark.
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    Tools, tools and more tools....

    Gidday everyone. My father often told me in regard to tools to buy the best I could afford. He would have been 100 this year and my son and I are still using some of his hand tools. Even with limited funds I try to save and avoid the instant gratification that so many people seem to enjoy. I hope to pass some tools on to my grandson when he is older. Just a few thoughts. Mark.
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    Another New Guy Introduction

    Gidday Pete. Give this mob a go. I'm unsure of postage to your area. Frontline Hobbies, Hunter Street Newcastle. N.S.W. Let me know how you go. Good luck with your builds. Mark.
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    Another New Guy Introduction

    Gidday Pete. I agree wholeheartedly re postage costs. I am regularly quoted more for postage than the price of the item. I can only suggest an Internet search or contacting local hobby stores. If I can find anything to assist I'll get in touch. All the best. Mark
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    Weather Report - post your significant weather - past or present

    Gidday MD. We here in the Land Downunder are no strangers to bushfires. I have seen your fires on T.V. Devastating. I sincerely hope they are brought under control quickly. Wishing you and your family all the best. Mark.
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    Another New Guy Introduction

    Gidday Pete. Wood supply in Oz is pretty good. I'm looking at Bunnings, Ozzie hardware chain,for Tassie Oak. It might be a bit too coarse grained. Like most Modellers I look at things with an eye on how I can adapt or use them. The biggest problem is Postage and Handling. I can understand to some extent when sheets of thin ply have to be mailed but I still feel ripped off. I was buying car parts from the states but with the Ozzie dollar in the toilet and the exorbitant postage it's not practical. There are plenty of suppliers in Oz. What state are you in, not mentally but physically? All the best with your builds. Mark.
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    Another New Guy Introduction

    Gidday Pete and a hearty welcome from the land Downunder. Congratulations on your recent nuptials. Sounds like a major score at the clearout sale. You will find a lot of support and encouragement here. I guess your biggest problem with all the kits and plans is where to start. All the best for your build or builds. Mark.
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    New member

    Gidday and a warm welcome from the land Downunder Dave. You'll find a lot of support here. As a former teacher I'm sure you know there is no such thing as a stupid question. Infuriating at times but not stupid. All the best with your build. Mark.
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    Shelob lives in the utility room next to the "ship yard"

    Gidday everyone. Dave that Red Tarantula looks like a crayfish. I would run a country mile if I encountered any of these monsters. Mark.

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