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Fernando E

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About Fernando E

  • Birthday 06/28/1957

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  • Location
    North Sydney
  • Interests
    Australian Colonial History, Australian WW1 Military History, road cycling, travelling.

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  1. Congratulations Tom on a wonderful build! Your son is one lucky bloke and will no doubt be extremely happy and proud with what his dad has built. Cheers.............Fernando
  2. Tom Very much on the home stretch now and looking very good! Cheers...........Fernando
  3. I agree with you Tom, I'm pretty sure it's there to hold the tiller when an extra pair of hands are needed on deck. Cheers..............Fernando
  4. Peta.....your work is brilliant. I am really enjoying following your work. Cheers....... Fernando🍻
  5. Iv'e now placed all of the deck furniture, anchors etc on the model and have made a start on the masts. This will be my first double masted ship so should be interesting! Here she is without the masts. The only piece left of the deck furniture I have left off is the binnacle (see below) which doesn't really inspire me. I was going to either leave it off altogether or paint it black(!). It looks too clunky and just not right. I don't know if this type of binnacle is representative of the early 19th century ships so will need to do some more research. Any suggestions from those more in the know would be greatly appreciated. I'm off for a "long holiday" so won't be back at the shipyard till mid October but will keep looking in from time to time. Cheers.............Fernando
  6. A huge apology for the very long delay in posting some pics on my second attempt on this build. I have been working on her for a few months (on and off....in between work,travel and grandson minding commitments) but time goes by quickly and despite my best efforts have not had an opportunity to upload some progress shots....so here goes. I finished the second layer of planking and despite some re-planking some parts I was happy with the end result. Work on the model so far has been relatively straight forward. The build plans are very easy to read and the photos are excellent. Parts have, generally, been easy to install with some minor sanding or adjustments on some of the smaller parts. I've been fitting some of the deck furniture and will be moving on to the masts and rigging in the next few days. Hopefully I will be giving a lot more detail and more regular updates as I progress to the next stage of the build.. That's it for now....apologies for the lack of detail but I thought that I should update where I'm at before going further on the build. Cheers...............Fernando T
  7. Danny.....congratulations and a well deserved recognition of your work! Cheers.........Fernando
  8. Hi James, I used the 0.6mm decking with 3 or 4 layers and it worked a treat. I also painted it black and you can't even see the layers. Cheers....... Fernando 🍻

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