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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. Many thanks Rod. Work in the boatyard has stalled somewhat due to other commitments (work, new grandchild etc) but am hoping to move ahead with soon. Cheers.........Fernando
  2. Hello and a warm welcome from down south in Sydney. I've built two Modellers Central kits and am on my third one......(very slow progress on the current build due to work and other commitments )and can recommend their kits. They have detailed instructions on all their models (full colour and easy to follow) and they also have DVD's so you can watch an experienced model maker explain the build you choose step by step. As a newbie I found the DVD's extremely helpful Cheers and enjoy your new hobby.............Fernando
  3. I soak mine in boiling water and slowly bend them. I bought a pair of planking crimps early on, used it a couple of times then have been kept it in the bottom drawer ever since. Boiling water is the go! Cheers.........Fernando
  4. Dan Great news and like so many other have already said, I look forward to many more of your very instructive and beautiful modelling updates. Cheers............Fernando
  5. I agree Troy. I was given a packet of these some years ago. I have only ever used them once and they were a waste of time. Cheers...........Fernando
  6. Welcome aboard Stephen Cheers...... Fernando
  7. A brief update on where I'm at. It has been slow progress to date as work and family commitments have been keeping me away from the shipyard. I've started on the ratlines and will send photos as soon as I have made progress on them. In the meantime the standing rigging is almost complete. Cheers..........Fernando
  8. Hi Troy, definitely square. I had the same issue but on going forward a few pages I noticed Photo 35 on sheet 13 that the first layer of planking shows it as square. See the photo of what I did below Cheers........Fernando
  9. Hi Troy I had the same issue on my model and worked around it after much cutting and pasting and sanding.....the end result was fine (I think!) Good luck with your model Cheers............Fernando
  10. Hello Troy from the land down-under. I've also been busy on this model but have not posted any updates for quite sometime due to work and family commitments. I'll be doing so in the next few days and will keep up with how you are coming along with your build log. I also had some adjustments to be made on the bulkhead and cross beams.....not major but a little annoying! Still I have built the Mermaid and the Norfolk, both Modellers Central kits and overall I am pretty happy with their kit. Some kit bashing was required but overall very enjoyable build projects. Chook....I'll also follow along on your project as well. Cheers...........Fernando
  11. 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
  12. Tom Very much on the home stretch now and looking very good! Cheers...........Fernando
  13. 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

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