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About hof00

  • Birthday 07/16/1960

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    Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
  • Interests
    Modelling Ships, Cabinet Making, Gardening, Cats

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  1. Looking Awesome!! I have the Movie on DVD and 2010. At 42 inches long, it's "Long...." How are you intending to mount this? (Maybe with an asteroid spinning/tumbling silently through the void?) (The thing with the Kubrick film that stands out is the absolute silence of space) Cheers....HOF.
  2. Hi Chap, Merry Christmas, Happy Guy Fawkes! (Belated) How's the Cutty going? Long time, No see.... 😀 (You could say the same for my updates.) Cheers....HOF.
  3. Awesome!! (I'm a fan!!) How long is Discovery? Looking forward to the Antenna. (Alpha Echo 35 Module inclusive....) Cheers....HOF.
  4. Nice recovery and continued build!! I do like the "Joggled" Deck detail, wish I had done it on mine.... The Bulwark Stanchions look great, there's a lot of them. In the past, I had started this model but my Abyssinian cats put paid to that, chasing a largish Bush Rat inside, upsetting the Kit contents and pretty much trashing the whole thing. Hence my Sergal/Mantua version.... (I do have an "Updated" A/L version in my closet, one with Sails. I have heard that this is a Chinese kit? Don't know....) Anyway, I'm following with interest.... (Guess I'm a "Cutty Nut.") Cheers....HOF.
  5. Thanks you. Nice answer!! 🙂 Following the build with interest regardless. Cheers and Regards, HOF.
  6. Nice Build thus far.... I do have a question for you, perhaps not appropriate for public consumption, how do you determine the cost of this build for your customer? (I have this kit in waiting for my partner one day soonish….) Cheers....HOF.
  7. Awesome, Thank you all very much!! Very much appreciated. Cheers and Regards, Harry.
  8. Thanks Mark. I have done the Google thing for Model Ship Crate, not much chop.... Anyway, the potential move is about 300km? (Wellington to Taranaki, North Island, 3.5 - 4.0 hours drive.) Would be a Furniture removal company. A ship like the Cutty Sark, for example, is delicate and large. (The model by itself probably weighs 4.0kg?) The cabinet that it's in is about 50kg with glass, so I am concerned. (The cabinet is designed to come apart, I thought it may be better to create a "Crate" for transport. I have some movers coming next week to give me their appraisal/estimation for the house lot also. Cheers and Regards, Harry. (HOF)
  9. Hi All, Unsure if this is the correct place to ask my question.... Does anyone have plans/instructions for a Model Ship Crate/s? (I am looking at a potential house re-location and need to make a Crate/s or similar for this purpose.) If not a "Prototype" could someone please supply a URL for something generic? (Cutty Sark/Bluenose II/Pen Duick/Mare Nostrum are the completed items that I need to transport. They are currently in Cabinets but with the Glass in the Cabinets are rather heavy, (Esp. Cutty Sark)) Any assistance/advice would be gratefully received. Apologies in advance if I have posted in the incorrect place. Cheers and Regards, Harry. (HOF)
  10. Thanks All!! Yup, the Frames have Thread Rigging, Fore/Aft/Across every frame, up to the Pilots Seat, but, my question is more centered around the actual Control Cables for the Flying Surfaces. I was leaning to "Multi Strand" wire? Mark: If Multi Stranded, would it not be already "Pre-tensioned?" to some extent? (Yup, I hear your advice.) I guess I'll have to experiment.... 🙂 With the continued issues with this, I'm looking forward to getting back to the Sanson. (At least I can correct "Irregularities." Small update: Have finished the various Instruments/Cluster but I'm having trouble getting the Instrument Cluster Support bar to fit across the Cockpit Frames.... I have words of frustration which I will not utter here!! Simulated Glass of the Instruments with clear Nail Varnish. Cheers....HOF.
  11. Hi All, Take care, hope that things give you Chaps a miss.... We are seeing on CNN at present. (Even in New Zealand.) Take care. Cheers....HOF.
  12. Hi All, I'm after some "Learned" advice.... The Control Column/Rudder Bar are linked to the Control Surfaces, Aileron/Rudder/Elevator. (Working surfaces.) My question, should I go with Thread for these moving things or maybe go with Multi Stranded thin wire? (Stripped insulation, of course.) I'm leaming to the wire as it's not going to fray and I can easily solder the terminations whilst retaining the tension required. Any advice/opinion wold be very welcome. Cheers....HOF.
  13. Thanks Carl/Mark, Wot I call "Muntz_ is called "Minatz" or similar in the instructions. (White Metal.) (I call it Muntz as that is what I have called it before.... It's horrible stuff.)) Anyway, a couple of photos.... Have an awesome weekend!!

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