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  • Birthday 06/21/1958

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  1. The airix 1/130 instructions are here https://www.hismodel.com/cutty-sark-21 this may help, other instruction sets too for other scales
  2. Available in the UK from here. scalpelsandblades.co.uk Bob
  3. Hi there. here's a few links I have saved for future reference. MSW http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/2657-modelling-a-ships-hull-with-delftship/ MBM http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,19208.0.html?PHPSESSID=e0725a9216bd378ceb27ea50c78a7745 wooden boats http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?90696-Scaling-a-linesplan-on-computer-(Mermaid-Sailing-Canoe-FREE!Ship-DELFTship) DELFTship http://www.delftship.net/DELFTship/index.php/forum/index probably worth your creating an account on DELFTship too. Hope this helps. Bob
  4. Was already on my bookshelf to read! 2p (yes £0.02) + £2.80 postage on Amazon (used) A google search also brought it up on google books where you can read the entire book online - didn't think you could, but there it is. You can't save it, but can add it to your google library Reading at the moment, in a similar vein, A Brief History of Fighting Ships: Ships of the Line and Napoleonic sea battles, 1793-1815 by David Daviesgives a good basic account of some of the major battles, some background information on the ships and the crews conditions of service, and life on board. Again £0.01 on amazon Cheers, Bob
  5. Worlds oldest ocean going cruise ship called today to Liverpool. Ordered 1944, lauched September 1946. Images courtesy of Wirralcam Best known as the MV Stockholm, sinking the Andrea Doria in 1956 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Azores To keep an eye on what's going on on the river Mersey check in here http://www.wirralcam.org/home.shtml Bob
  6. Here on MSW is an article on silver soldering. http://modelshipworldforum.com/resources/materials_and_tools/SilverSolderTutorial.pdf Cheers, Bob
  7. Hi Several pieces available on ebay Biggest piece. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-PIECE-OF-WOOD-FROM-H-M-S-VICTORY-NELSON-FLAG-SHIP-/111368215771?pt=UK_Antiques_Marine_RL&hash=item19ee101cdb Other small pieces available did a search hms victory wood to get the results Cheers, Bob
  8. Hi Hank. Sorry to hear of the failure. You do have to be aware that flash drives have a limited write life. They are best used as a boot drive, or a copy to and leave, rather than a "live read / write" drive. We've had several we were trialling at work fail within a short time, less than to just over a year, whether with Windows or Mac machines, and these were the recommended makes. As Adrieke says, Raid 5 on a NAS storage box will give you a good option for fail-safe. Most will be able to take 2Tb drives. We have 5 of these boxes going, as our network backup drives, (as well as USB removable drives), and despite daily thrashing have not had a drive failure in over 5 years. (Server SCSI drives have had a few failures, but onboard RAID saved the day! My old Network Manager got a sideways "promotion" for a poor backup system, with a failure resulting in a loss of a years worth of documents and 6 months of finance) On a Mac I use time machine to an external drive. Another option is cloud storage, I use Dropbox, Google Drive, MS Skydrive for documents on different things, and the plus side is that you can access them from anywhere. Flickr also offers 1Tb free storage for photos. I lost near 1Tb of photos one time, mostly irreplaceable, so now I have monthly offline copies to a separate drive of all my pics and documents, alongside cloud storage, and a monthly system image on an external drive should the worst happen, so the PC is back up and running in a couple of hours, not days. The W7 image is also not machine specific, unlike XP, and should sort itself onto a new PC and ask for an activation code. No one system is going to work for everyone, go with what is best for your system. All the best Bob
  9. HI Rob I believe so, the NMM has the date as 1910 http://www.rmg.co.uk/cuttysark/history-and-collections/history/1895-1922-the-portuguese-years in Birkenhead, but she's actually tied up in the Wallasey Docks. Cheers, Bob
  10. Hi Rob Nice job on your model. A different take to the norm. Here's a photo of her circa 1907 at our local docks. (Some of the buildings are still there!) Slightly different paintwork on her here though. I have the Revell 1/96th put up for later. Cheers, Bob
  11. Hi. I found this site, http://www.modelwarships.com/index1.html although primariy a steel navy site, has such a list. It may be a little out of date though http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/kitlist/kitlist-index.html Hope this helps a little for the project, Bob
  12. Hi Pavol There is a problem with rib 15. As has been adviised, have a look at the build diaries on modelspace. Heres the link to the official one by Tomick http://forum.model-space.co.uk/default.aspx?g=topics&f=17&p=2 Also have a look at some of the other build diaries that have been going on for some years now. (I have this one waiting in the wings too) :Edit: Forgot.... follow the Victory logs on here. They are all excellent and full of good ideas and detail, and ask questions too all the members are very helpful. All the best, Bob

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