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About Slowhand

  • Birthday 08/09/1956

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    Dartford, UK
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    Modelling , rustic woodwork, small boat sailing, rock music

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  1. Hi this is an interesting model never come across a build of the Portsmouth. Progressing well.
  2. Song for Jeffrey - Jethro Tull from their very first album, This Was, 52 years ago
  3. All the yards added with some of the upper rigging. Not going to do all the rigging as I’am still in a mind to redo the ratlines and need access, although at 1:90 scale not sure how much better I would get them. As they say a man has to know his limitations.
  4. Man on the silver mountain - Richie Blackmore's Rainbow
  5. I’ve seen some of these aviation models on You Tube especially by Rojas Bazan it’s hard to decide if they’re actual aircraft or models they’re that good. I‘Ve always wondered what he uses to glue the pieces together.
  6. Hi Afonso, just spotted this thread. Have to say I wouldn’t choose the Occre San Martin again, simply because of the lack of historical accuracy and I do like galleons with stacked up forecastles and sterns. I spent quite a lot on stub cannons, a wooden ships boat, more realistic cannons for the deck and extra timber all mentioned in the log. To be fair to Occre it is a budget model and you get what you pay for. With hindsight would have chosen the San Marcos as it looks more like a 16th galleon based on the paintings of Armada vessels I’ve seen. My next model will be semi scratch at a larger scale once I’ve finished the San Martin hopefully this winter and more historically accurate. Hope this helps.
  7. In the heat of the night - Bryan Adams
  8. This is a picture of my cat Bandit. She’s saying please let me tie another ratline for you.
  9. Party on the Patio - ZZ Top from El Loco
  10. No more Mr Nice Guy - Alice Cooper ( greatest hits or Billion Dollar Babies)
  11. I loved the song Valparaiso by Sting in White Squall - a sad ending. One day I am going to sail in a tall ship out at sea. Problem is I get sea sick on a cross channel ferry
  12. Didn’t it used to be called duck egg grey or blue always thought it was a funny name
  13. Tangled up in Blue - Jerry Garcia Band or Bob Dylan

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