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About shihawk

  • Birthday 05/26/1959

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    Northern Ireland, UK
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    ship modeling , cards [texas holdem ],music ,

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  1. shihawk

    Hello from Freehold NJ

    Welcome from N Ireland , i,m with u on the natural wood .
  2. shihawk

    Hello from Croatia

    Welcome from N Ireland , Look forward to your build as u obviously have a great eye for detail . Boyd.
  3. Sounds and looks good ,, My thoughts are that it would be a good introduction to POF for someone like myself with no experience of reading and converting real plans for a scratch build ,. It would certainly give a better idea of what is involved in fitting out the interior etc . The only downside is the 1 : 80 scale , not sure my big paws could handle it ?? But may look into it further and see . Tks for the update
  4. shihawk

    Good Morning, from Somerset.

    Welcome Rory , i,m not long back from a visit to Yeovil , i have a son workin there , lovely country . you will get any questions answered here so just ask , Have fun,, Boyd.
  5. shihawk

    Hello from Portugal

    Welcome ,from sunny" and it actually is " N Ireland . Boyd.
  6. shihawk

    Hello from Newbie in Georgia

    Welcome Mike , I well remember wondering what the heck a rabber line was and did i really need one anyway . My advice would be do research as u go along , get started the build , start a build log ,and as the questions arise just ask . best way to learn is by doing !!! Have fun ,Boyd
  7. shihawk


    Welcome Mark. I finished the Billings Vic a short time ago although it was what i called a shortened version i found it a very interesting build . You have done a superb job on what many including myself have found a very challenging build , mainly i suspect due to the limited instructions ?. You did have the advantage of having the real thing in your backyard and having visited it a couple of days ago i can only imagine was the best instruction plan possible , but that does not take away from your obvious building skills . Good luck with the Diana and i look forward to your build log . Cheers Boyd
  8. shihawk

    Hello from Texas!

    Welcome Andrew , ask all and any questions ,usually someone here will have the answer . Have fun ,Boyd .
  9. shihawk

    possible trip to Portsmouth

    i have a feeling Mark if i get on the Vic i might stay all day !!!!!!! so tks for the advice .
  10. shihawk

    possible trip to Portsmouth

    cheers Mark . I don,t suppose u know if it,s best to buy the annual ticket on line before hand or wait and buy tickets for individual sites ???
  11. shihawk

    possible trip to Portsmouth

    tks Ed , it sounds the best option , not much over an hour by train from Salisbury , provided i don,t get poisoned there ?//
  12. shihawk

    possible trip to Portsmouth

    Thanks Gary, that's what I want to avoid so if it comes off I,ll try the train ,
  13. shihawk

    possible trip to Portsmouth

    I was wondering if someone with local knowledge of the Portsmouth area could help me out , I hope to be in Yoevil for a couple of days at the end of May and thought i would treat the admiral to a trip to Portsmouth to see the Vic and other goodies , My concern is that because it is a bank holiday weekend could the M27 be full of holiday traffic on the saturday, cause time will be limited and we could take a train ?? As i,m from N Ireland and this is my first trip to this area i apoligise if it sounds over cautious but don,t want to spend my free day sitting in traffic . tks in advance for any advice . Boyd
  14. shihawk

    Return to the Shipyard

    Welcome back ,, Now thats what i call a workshop !!!!!!!!!
  15. good to see u back ,,it is a long build so a break now and again is acceptable , lookin good , wait till u start the rigging ??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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