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Ulises Victoria

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About Ulises Victoria

  • Birthday 08/10/1948

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Monterrey, Mexico
  • Interests
    Pen turning, Guitar fingerstyle playing, Computer Games.

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  1. Hello from Texas!

    Hello and welcome Andrew. Where in Texas do you live? I live in Monterrey MX which is just a couple hours below Laredo and about 5 from San Antonio. I attend every year the IPMS model show in S.A. and when possible, I take a wooden ship to contest there. Welcome to MSW Ulises
  2. You surely wll be missed, John. My deep condolences to John' family. Rest in Peace and sail the Heavens forever!
  3. Making Pens

    Hello there. How nice. I am a pen turner myself. Part hobby part businness. Here is a few examples of my work. I love making celtic knots
  4. i got sick, so i,m out a bit.

    Hello Viv. So glad to see you back, linda. My wishes for your prompt full recovery. Un abrazo!
  5. Very thin rigging threads

    Several solutions: Use CA to stiffen the end of the thread and cut in an angle to make some sort of a needle. Use floss threaders (my choice of tool) or needle threaders to pass the thread through the holes. https://www.amazon.com/Eez-Thru-Floss-Threaders-Each-Pack/dp/B004LTYQXS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1521642332&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=floss+threaders&psc=1 Enlarge the holes. I always do this. Enlarging the holes also cleans them.This makes threades easier to go through. Hope this helps.
  6. What have you received today?

    Excellent idea for a decorative piece in a sail ship lover's house.
  7. What have you received today?

    Hello all. Sometime ago I posted asking about a solution to the problem of working at different heights on our ships (hull planking up to mast rigging.) Searching for a solution I stumbled upon this item in Amazon, which at $200 dlls was a bit steep for me at the time. I got an email from Amazon telling me that there was a huge discount for this item if purchased within a small time window frame. So at $150 dlls I thought it was a good deal and purchased it. I have not had the opportunity to fully try its performance in actual working conditions, but so far it looks very handy... and it is heavy. Very stable. A pneumatic piston makes its up/down movement smooth and easy. These photos show it at its max and min positions, and can be adjusted by means of a pneumatic piston to any height inbetween.
  8. Hello Kurt. Mary contacted me already, and the wrong address I sent my mails to, came from the "Contact Us" link in NRG's web page. I just used that link to send my first email. Thank you and best regards. Ulises
  9. Hello friends. In July 11 I paid $50 dollars for a subscription to the NRG. As of this date, I have not received any sort of mail or the NRG Journal. I remember there was some elements missing in my address at the beginning, but I thought those were corrected. I have sent several emails to nrghomeoffice@thenrg.org and they have been returned to me as undeliverable. Please, somebody here with access to the NRG admins forward my email to them so they can take notice of this problem. I copy the entire text of my email below. I will really appreciate it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hello. In July 11 I paid $50 dollars for a subscription to the NRG. As of this date, I have not received any sort of mail or the NRG Journal. I remember there was some elements missing in my address at the beginning, but I thought those were corrected. Please check your data and inform me what is going on. Please note my new email address penvicpens@gmail.com My address for sending the regular mail is: Ulises Victoria 701 N. Intl. Blvd Suite 119-190 Hidalgo, TX 78557 Best regards Ulises
  10. Long time no see y'all. I haven't posted in a very long time, due mainly to the fact that I am still in the process of moving, furnishing my home and I have not actually done any ship building. Things start taking shape finally and I long to be in my workshop working on my ship. I never thought that moving was going to be such a chore, but it is. I am very happy though. Hope to update my build log soon. Greetings to all.
  11. Them Old Jokes

    Should'nt the last phrase read "They aren't people son, they are ants...."
  12. New member from South Florida

    and from Monterrey, Mexico.
  13. New member from France.

    Hello Marc from Monterrey, Mexico Spanish is my main language and I see your English is better than some Americans I've seen. I am a guitarist also. I hope your stay here will make you improve your ship building skills. I am currently building the French Royal Louis of 1780. Gorgeous ship, in my opinion.
  14. Most warm welcome Chris. Why I can not find any Mantua Vanguard kit anywhere? I've seen only a Victory Models (Amati) Vanguard. You sure of your information? Could you post a photo of the box? Best regards Ulises Edit. I just re-read the thread and notice that in one post you say Vanguard and in the next, Victory.
  15. hello from Reynella south aust

    Welcome to the best and friendliest ship modeling forum in the world. You will never be harshly criticized and always encouraged. Show us your work! Greetings!

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