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About loupy45

  • Birthday 04/05/1945

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    Cape Town
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    Naval History and ship modelling

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  1. Saluti da Citta' Del Capo e benvenuto al MSW . Ciao. Renato
  2. Hello Javier, congratulations on your models they are superb!! Great skill and workmanship. Welcome to MSW. Un saludo, Renato
  3. Hello Angel ,it is very beautiful and inspiring. Regards, Renato
  4. Hello Ivan, Welcome to MSW, as well I started with Artesania Latina HMS Endeavour it was a retirement gift from my wife. The problem with this gift was that i didn't have a clue from were to start. I left the gift on the box for 3 years as I went back to work, after that i had another look at my gift and started building the model. I gave up 5 times. My "Admiral" encouraged and supported me during the building stages and it took me 5 winters to complete. It is a Cat 4 difficulty therefore is not easy. Basically you will need to adapt,persevere, with lots of patience and innovation and you will complete the model. You will find challenges in building the kit, however skills you will acquire as you go along don't worry enjoy it is a fantastic hobby. I would recommend 2 books : Frank Mastini's Ship Modelling Simplified, and Lennarth Petersson's Rigging Period Ship Models. Good luck. Renato
  5. Hello Javier, welcome to MSW, your model looks great , It must take lots and lots of patience. Regards, Renato
  6. Hello Paul, very good progress. I have neglected my ship, it is too hot here and we are in the middle of serious drought. We can only use 50 Liter of water per person per day. I am attaching a photograph after of my progress after nearly 3 years.
  7. Hello Angel, fantastic work!!! Renato
  8. Hello Quincy and welcome, I started building the the San Juan Nepomuceno 3 years ago. From the photo your model looks OK, mine was not, the material was mostly warped and the casting was of inferior quality. I guess your kit is from A L Elite Series out of their branch in Hong Kong? Don't worry you will make mistakes as it is a difficulty 4 kit , but the main object is that you must enjoy it. I didn't start a blog OF my SJN on the MSW but i hope to do so soon. If you wish to correspond regarding the ship build frustrations, difficulties, and satisfaction. Let me know . This is my second kit. Attached are some pics. Regards, Renato
  9. Welcome to MSW from Cape Town. Your wife support is very important as it is a time consuming hobby. Renato
  10. Quite a task, my very best wishes on your restoration. Regards, Renato
  11. Hello Oscar, welcome and good luck with your project. Regards, Renato
  12. Hello Mike a very warm welcome from Cape Town, the first city in the world that may run out of water!!! Regards, Renato
  13. Hello Peter welcome to MSW, good luck with your project. Renato
  14. Welcome to MSW. Padua... is like the town of Padova in Italy?

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