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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 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.
  2. In the heat of the night - Bryan Adams
  3. This is a picture of my cat Bandit. She’s saying please let me tie another ratline for you.
  4. Party on the Patio - ZZ Top from El Loco
  5. No more Mr Nice Guy - Alice Cooper ( greatest hits or Billion Dollar Babies)
  6. 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
  7. Didn’t it used to be called duck egg grey or blue always thought it was a funny name
  8. Tangled up in Blue - Jerry Garcia Band or Bob Dylan
  9. Let’s Dance Chris Rea BetaQdave, I Like nearly all the rock groups you mention but could never get into classical music except for Holst’s The Planets or Sinatra or Elvis for that matter. Probably for a Brit my love of so much American music is unusual. The first was the Doobies, which led into Steely Dan and then the Feat and so on and then more recently country such as Merle, Johnnie Cash etc and even Foster the People. Its odd how musical tastes develop as none of my family were musical at all.
  10. Wind Up - Jethro Tull ( Aqualung Album) BetaQdave you have a very similar musical taste to me
  11. Upper ratlines and yards attached. Occre rigging instruction need much to be desired IMHO so using previously completed Half Moon as guide.
  12. Eyes of silver - Doobie Bros

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