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  1. Thunder Underground - Ozzy Osbourne.
  2. Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin.
  3. Flash Of The Blade - Iron Maiden.
  4. My top 5 Led Zeppelin Nirvana Stiff Little Fingers Thin Lizzy The Doors
  5. I have inherited a part built Santa Maria - Artesania Latina. The gentleman who gifted it to me does not have the time or patience to complete it. The previous builder has assembled the false keel and frames, attached and planked the main deck and planked the forward bulkhead. As I have just about completed my Newport build, I thought I would have a bit of a tinker with Santa Maria. I have found 3 problems so far: 1. The false keel was very badly bowed. 2. I don't like the way the deck is planked 3. There is only one plan ( i am assuming that there should me more plan sheets and some sort of instruction book) Problem 1 has been overcome. I managed to remove the deck, loosened some of the bulkheads, regaled them and put in a couple of spacers to help hold it all straight. There is still a slight bow in the keel, but I don't think it will be a problem. Problem 2 will be rectified by removing the planking and redoing it. Fortunatley, Artesania have supplied plenty of deck planking strips. As you can see, the planking has been laid in single long strips. I will relay using shorter lengths, simulated caulking and treenails. Problem 3 will take some sorting out. I contacted Artesania Latina about 3 weeks ago, but I have had no reply. There seems to be some parts missing, but without full instructions and plans, I am not sure. Has anybody who has built Santa Maria plans and instructions that I could beg, steal, borrow on buy ? In the mean time I will carry on and replant the deck. Dave.
  6. On the last leg of this voyage. Running rigging nearly complete. I have a problem with a couple of the lines that are fixed close together twisting on themselves. You can probably see them in this photo. I will have to re-do them.
  7. I have just inherited a partially built Santa Maria by Artesania. The problem is that there are no plans with it. I have the instruction manual only. I emailed Artesania Latina about a month ago, but have had no reply. Does anyone out there have any plans that they are finished with, or could scan and send to me, or any ideas where I can get some. Dave.
  8. A productive weekend in the shipyard. All the standing rigging is complete and ready to fit yards and booms.
  9. A little bit more progress on my build. Having to work for a living is no good when you have hobbies or other pastimes. There never seems to be enough time to enjoy them. As you will se from tees pics, i have started on the rigging. Even after studying other build logs here, there still needs to be a lot of thought and planning before starting. I have made quite a few mistakes and had a few re-does, but am finally making some progress. I hate how close up shots show flaws that you can't see with the naked eye. The rain has started here now and we are supposed to have a wet weekend. Hopefully I will be able to get more done on the build. Dave.
  10. Welcome aboard Greg. Good to see another modeller on the Goldy. You will always find plenty of good advice and tips on this forum. Dave.
  11. Thanks for that. I had hoped to not pull it all apart, but it does seem to be the only way to fix it properly. It looks like they have used PVA glue, so hopefully I can pull it apart easily. Dave.
  12. I'll try tat one again. I have just found your log. I have inherited a partially built Santa Maria. All the bulkheads have ben fitted along with the main deck. The problem is, the whole is twisted out of shape. I am trying to figure out a way to straiten it without having to pull it all apart.
  13. Hello again fellow modellers. With summer gone here in Queensland, and the temperature in my shed bearable once again, I have been able to continue on my build of the Newport. While my build has been on hold, I have been able to indulge in my other passions - golf & fishing. The fishing has been good, but the god only so-so. Once again the Mamoli parts supplied are pretty ordinary. The chainplate assemblies were mage of a cheap alloy, which were virtually unmanageable. So I purchased some brass ones from Modellers Shipyard. These once blackened and assembled look much better. Next job was rigging the anchors. Assembled chainplates attached to the hull. Now for the daunting part of the build - the rigging. Mamoli's instructions are gauge at best, but with knowledge and tips from all you good people here on this forum, I think I am ready to go. First up is pre-rigging the masts with shrouds & stays. So far so good - I hope. Stay tuned for more developments. Dave.
  14. Welcome aboard John. You will certainly get plenty of help here. Dave.
  15. your build is coming along nicely. Excellent work for your 1st build. I had the same problem with mamoli's metal parts. Belaying pins are hopeless and deadeye straps are even worse. How have you found Mamoli's plans and instructions ?
  16. Hi Guybrarian, I am currently building Mamoli's Newport, which is the same kit with a different name. I am just about to start the rigging after a long layoff from building. I have quite a few photos on my build log if you want any reference to help your build. I have found Mamoli's instructions next to useless and have got to where I am today by following various build logs on this site. I cut off the frame extensions before planking the deck and inner bulwark planking. As Eric has already said, I varnished before cutting the gun ports to avoid too much splintering of the 2nd planking. Keep looking at all the other build logs here for ideas, as there is a wealth of knowledge on this forum and everyone is willing to help out. I will keep following your build with interest. Dave.
  17. I have found myself being drawn back to "The Dark Side". I have just purchased a 1964 Mustang plastic kit.
  18. Thy shalt not covet thy neighbors tools !!
  19. My only experience is with Mamoli, and their instructions are worse than sparse. As Aldo has indicated, this forum is better than any kit instructions. I for one, would be up the proverbial creek without it. Dave
  20. My first build, Maoli's Newport is still going. So far just on two years. I am just finishing up channels & deadeyes, getting ready to start on rigging. I sometimes have months without doing anything because of work commitments. Dave
  21. I generally follow logs of builds of where I am up to on my current build. At the moment I am up to channels & deadeyes & getting ready to start on shrouds & ratlines. I will however look at other logs with content that grabs my attention. Dave

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