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shihawk

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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 the Heathrow area

    Welcome Tony .. i have to agree about Billings instructions from past experience ,but as u say it,s a good way to learn , don,t be afraid to make mistakes ,we all do and learn from them . Good luck with your build . Boyd
  2. shihawk

    I thought I knew

    Frank Mastini gets my vote as well ,good glossary at the end
  3. shihawk

    Greetings from Snowy Ottawa

    Welcome Scott from sunny N Ireland 10 degrees above here . I agree reading is necessary but the best way to learn is building , something simple to begin with to get the feel for it ,. Best of luck . Boyd
  4. shihawk

    Hello from southern England

    Welcome Bruce . Nothing like diving in at the deep end. I look forward to your build log. Reading between the lines i suspect u have past experience in woodwork or something similiar so u should have no problem . Lot,s of luck and have fun . Boyd.
  5. shihawk

    Hello from Nottingham!

    Welcome James .. I had a son who studied in Nottingham a few years back , Visited him a few times , nice place . This is great site u will enjoy it . Boyd.
  6. thanks Mark, i might try 1 and 2 to start with .
  7. My recent attempt to build the full Triton POF has to say the least been a challenge and although now going a bit better i was wondering about buying at least 1 of the FFM books to give me a few hints . My question is which 1 to buy or do i need to buy them all , bearing in mind that i do not intend to put masts or rigging on this attempt and will probably leave as much unplanked as possible . Can anyone with experience of these books advise on which volume would be the most helpfull . Thanks Boyd .
  8. shihawk

    Just saying hello

    Welcome from sunny N Ireland and another nearly 60 year old .. Its the new 40 . Boyd.
  9. shihawk

    Spuds

    Welcome Don Boyd.
  10. shihawk

    Hello from Nashotah, Wis

    Welcome Boyd.
  11. shihawk

    Introduction from Canada

    Welcome ,and don,t be to put of by first impressions of the instructions , your past experience in plastics will be very helpfull although u will find wood a bit slower .. good luck ,,Have fun Boyd
  12. It,s hard to say . I seem to remember that once i started the rigging i seemed to lose interest , maybe i had just spent long enough on that build . although i don,t think i would fully rig another ship either so i think i just don,t like rigging !
  13. The rigging broke my spirit but u have come so far now there is no way u can give up .. Great job , just keep at it ,the end is in sight !!!!!!! Boyd.
  14. My hat is of to you Paul , your attention to detail is superb , I can offer no advice on rigging as i chickened out on most of it on my Vic . Only suggestion i have is the book Longridge ..The Anatomy of NELSON,S SHIPS . Maybe u have it already but it does give a lot of detail if u want to be accurate .. Keep at and good luck Boyd

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