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  • Birthday 07/16/1960

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    Manaia, South Taranaki, New Zealand
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    Modelling Ships, Cabinet Making, Gardening, Cats

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  1. Hi Chap, Looks awesome!! I admire your attention to detail, esp. at 1/700!! Great stuff and certainly an inspiration. (The Coffee is "Huge!!") Cheers and Regards, Harry.
  2. Nice work Chap!! My BNII was my second attempt in this "Dark" art of ship modelling. BN I as of a A/L "Weekend" kit was the first.... The Sergal/Mantua Cutty Sark followed,... 6.5 years of weekends.... I thought that I'd got the basic skills. 😀 Your BN II looks awesome, much better than my humble attempt. How are you going to Rig? (Bare Bones or Sail?) (Myself, I preferred the "Bare" Bones.... Your piece of Marine Art, you will choose.) Keep it up!!😀 Cheers and Regards, Harry.
  3. Hi Chap, Yup, the Bismarck is Trumpeter and the U-Boat is Revel, Yves version is Trumpeter, 1/48. The Titanic Kit PE is so fragile, Tom's seems better, still waiting on Eduard (From Europe).... Just seen Chris's 1/350 Minecraft build, I don't think I'll be able to achieve as good as this but am trying.... 😀 This build is for my partner, she is a big Titanic fan!! I am procrastinating a little today, thinking about the Yellow stripe at the top of the Hull, should I drill out the Hull Portholes, another attempt at railing, etc. The best t
  4. Thanks Chap, Happy New Year to you also. Yup, the Ship is coming along. I would call this a "Primer" for Plastic and PE. I've got a 1/72 U-Boat with a Pontos detail up set and a 1/200 Bismarck with a MK1 detail set waiting for my attentions at some stage.... (Still waiting on the Eduard stuff.) All the best. Cheers....HOF.
  5. Hi All, Happy New Year!! Small update: Working on the Superstructure/Decks. Got the Toms PE and has some nice details, Stoke Hold Vents, Etc, Etc.... Have started the Deck "Sandwich' which makes things a little more rigid, also added the front superstructure/Bridge windows as this needs to be as accurate as possible. Started to drill out the superstructure side Port Holes, I don't think I'll bother too much with the Hull. So, an interesting exercise thus far.... Cheers....HOF. Some photos....
  6. Small update, Not very productive today, thought I'd try my luck with a piece of PE Rail around the Compass? Platform that attaches to the Poop Deck. After an hour or so, it broke, attempts to repair were not good, so discarded. (Hope the replacement PE arrives soon....) Well,, I have to be positive in the face of adversity, at least I'm learning. I also managed to beak a Davit Arm last night trying to separate from the PE fret. I think that tomorrow, I'll get the Airbrush out and get the White bits painted, there's a lot of White bits Some ph
  7. Hi All, Over the past few days, I have been dabbling with the Academy Titanic. This is the first plastic model that I have attempted in many years. (The Dark Side?) The kit comes with PE and Wooden Deck. This is also my first PE exposure. I have started on the Fore and Aft Decks, painting what is required and removing plastic, not required for the Wooden Decks. I have done the same for all three Main Decks Planking applied. (A note: Planking is not Laser Cut, just an outline, so separate components with a sharp blade....) Tried my h
  8. A Scupper suggestion/s.... Template to mark out and rill the corners and a scrap piece of wood on the inside of the Bulwark to prevent drill "Breakout. Finish with a flat needle file. maybe have a think and experiment on some scrap Basswood first. (Just a suggestion.) Looking good!! Cheers....HOF.
  9. Nice start, looking good!! I found Mr. Earl's practicum and advice invaluable. Cheers....HOF.
  10. Looking good!! Don't really notice any "Creep" in the alignment of the Deck Planking Butts. It's not a huge model, and, your correct, the Deck fittings will effectively hide any misdemeanors. Cheers....HOF.
  11. Hi All, I guess please disregard my post. I think I've got it sorted.... Some work with the Cellphone Magnifier, some parts are stamped on the fret, difficult to see. (Maybe I'm just getting old.... 😀) Anyway, I think that I'm just about ready to take on the "Dark Side." Cheers and Regards, Harry.
  12. Hi All, Following on from my previous Photo Etch Question.... I am soon to embark, (Pardon the pun), on the Academy Titanic 1/400 Anniversary Edition . (Plastic, described by some as "The Dark Side.") I have been reviewing the PE instructions and am able to identify some of the PE components, (Supplied in the kit), on their fret but cannot identify others. I would like to know if there is a PE Parts locator PDF or similar to assist with identification. (I have E-Mailed Academy but no response as yet.) Any advice/assistance would be greatly appreciate
  13. Hi All, Is there a tuorial somewhere that describes Bending/Application of Photo Etch parts? (Ladders/Handrails/Etc/Etc) Any advice would be very much appreciated. Cheers and Regards, Harry.
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