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  1. Song for Jeffrey - Jethro Tull from their very first album, This Was, 52 years ago
  2. 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.
  3. Man on the silver mountain - Richie Blackmore's Rainbow
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. In the heat of the night - Bryan Adams
  7. This is a picture of my cat Bandit. She’s saying please let me tie another ratline for you.
  8. Party on the Patio - ZZ Top from El Loco
  9. No more Mr Nice Guy - Alice Cooper ( greatest hits or Billion Dollar Babies)
  10. 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
  11. Didn’t it used to be called duck egg grey or blue always thought it was a funny name
  12. Tangled up in Blue - Jerry Garcia Band or Bob Dylan
  13. 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.
  14. Wind Up - Jethro Tull ( Aqualung Album) BetaQdave you have a very similar musical taste to me
  15. Upper ratlines and yards attached. Occre rigging instruction need much to be desired IMHO so using previously completed Half Moon as guide.
  16. Eyes of silver - Doobie Bros
  17. Lower yards attached. Finding working on rigging at 1/ 90 scale difficult to say the least
  18. Dark side of the Moon for me when I’am working well, Thick as A Brick when I’am all fingers and thumbs.
  19. Put the dowels into the slats of my rustic chair cover the screw holes just before the Danish Oiling ready for the Otford Village Show where we sell our stuff ( The Greenhill Woodworkers). We’re just a bunch of hobbyists having a fun time. This one’s been a bit of a struggle the PHN from my shingles last year made it a bit painful cutting the tenons.
  20. Another better known Irish Drinking song - Whiskey in the Jar Thin Lizzy
  21. Better view. When I originally added the rubbing strakes using the walnut supplied I coated them with dark oak Danish oil which conveniently has faded over time to match the hull
  22. Hey Joe100, How do you attach all the railings to the decks? This is fantastic build, card when done well gives the best results of any materials IMHO. Way beyond my capabilities mind. do you have to keep the finished models in a controlled environment like a giant humidor?

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