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  • Birthday 02/28/1964

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    East Flanders Belgium
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    Ships of the 16th and 17th century, Military modeling scale 1/72.

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  1. Today I tested my homemade wood lathe. I'm not going to win a designer prize with it. But she does for what she was made to do : Making masts for model ships. VID_20200525_133126.mp4
  2. While thinking about making the masts. I went looking for a wood lathe. There are lathes for a reasonable price. New or second-hand. But why don't I try to make one myself. Can't be that difficult. I thought So all my spare time on the weekend is spent in a self-made lathe. Ingredients A drill. Part of my worn out drill. aluminium profile. Bolts, nuts and screws. Time... And, to my own surprise, it worked. VID_20200525_133126.mp4 Mizzen, main, foremast and bowsprit. Dry fitted (all still too long and not at the right angle) Thanks for following
  3. Sultans of swing???? please explain to a belgian who doesn't understand australian.😉
  4. A good friend who sends you model kits ?? That's a very good friend !! Good luck with the build.
  5. A Tiger. Need Info, shoot The "Bible" for every Tiger crew (In German) http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Merkblatt/Die_Tigerfiebel_Handbuch_des_deutschen_Tiger_Panzers_.pdf
  6. No progress in the build. But I found this instructive video on You tube. From part 1 To part 10
  7. Welcome, and good luck with the model.
  8. Hello everyone. Work in progress, update Further work on the interior and the pots and pans of the chef. Some brass cooking pots Metal pans (actually a panther wheel and a copula of Russian armed car). A Ladder. And of course firewood. And the planking of the deck. The deck planking was more work than expected. An example of a forecastle with some kind of grating. A kitchen, pots and pans, but no food on the table. Boring... 😴 Thanks for following
  9. A ride on the bus. And everyone has to "push" They probably bought cheap tickets ... Great work Steven

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