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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. Thanks for the complements, happy with the hull, less so with the rigging -
  2. Oh I do hate doing ratlines, going to let the brass hinges etc naturally age. Ratlines as good as I can do as have already redone them once, just going to continue with spars and finish the build and make a decision on whether there good enough.
  3. Rikki don’t lose that number - Steely Dan
  4. This is definitely the best San Francisco I’ve seen to date.
  5. Hi, if you’re in the UK look at Timberline’s at Tonbridge website and look at the Decorative and Specialist hardwoods there are some geometric patterns on wood which might suit your needs, expensive but when you consider how long it takes to make a model Not too bad IMO
  6. I use an old pair of hair curling tongs obtained from the Admiral, temperature never gets anywhere near enough to burn the wood.
  7. For a thousand Mothers - Jethro Tull
  8. Think it passed Dockyard QC. Need to buy in some brown rope for the ratlines from Cornwall Models as the beige hemp supplied would look very odd IMO. Also some parrels needed as no where near enough in the kit. Best get them in before Brex**** could be a problem for the non scratch builders. PS why are those funny blocks used to hold the anchors called cat heads.
  9. Party on the Patio - ZZ Top
  10. Working through the rigging, shrouds done and the stays, ratlines next
  11. Have been following your thread, no pun intended and used your advice to buy a pack of needle hole threaders from Hobby-craft to thread the deadeye things, thanks.
  12. Down Under - Men at Work
  13. Zappto, Just spotted your excellent log. How did you do you ratlines, they look really net and tidy.
  14. Thanks for the kind words guys, there are so many fantastic builds on this site it’s so easy to get lost in the weeds

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