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Erik A

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About Erik A

  • Birthday 02/27/1963

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    Wellington, New Zealand
  • Interests
    Kayak Fishing, Fishing in general, Indoor rowing

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  1. Wouldnt be without a dog in our life. had the pleasure to have/had two amazing dogs. my first dog was a shepherd x with a chow and a better dog you would never find. we had the pleasure of her company for 15 great years before she departed. she was a rescue dog. our second which we still have is a white shepherd and she is still going strong at age 11. you would say she is aloof at best and if you are lucky she may tolerate you giving her a cuddle for about 30 seconds before she has to leave. its going to be a dark day in our house when she departs.
  2. Thanks Reg I will get on and get some more of my Victory done then. need to get a bit further along to warrant the spend to the wallet holder. she wont part with the dollars if i have part finished items laying around. im in the process of re designing my back yard so am looking at building a man cave so i can actually look at builds like this where i need to make stuff
  3. been looking at this build and thinking about doing it but the fact we live in NZ and freight cost is a big downer plus i dont really have the space to do any scratch build works. would be interested in what you had sent over and rough costs if you dont mind Reg Awesome build as well. great work
  4. well its been a while since i did anything with this kit and have been looking at getting back into it. been a long year what with personal injury and illness, house relocation, renovation projects, overseas trip, wifes medical issues and subsequent job loss, the awesome event that is covid 19 and having to work through due to being an essential service. had many weeks of being the only one at work. been really struggling to get things done and over the last few weeks have been reviewing the kit and getting all the bits and pieces back together to make another start on it. last work i did was put infill on the bow and stern and have most of the shaping and fairing done. need to finish that off then planking begins.
  5. welcome from another Kiwi. i am part way through a victory and have had it on the shelf for a bit while i do many home projects. hope to be able to get back to it soon i understand that the Billings instructions leave a lot to be desired so ask away and im sure that you will get great advice from the master builders here
  6. been watching these builds with great interest and have been considering "having a go" unfortunately for me i have a super busy life at the moment and i havent had any time to do the Victory that i am part way into so will have to hold myself in check until i get a lot more done on that. been nearly a year since i last did any on it Im also in NZ.
  7. nice workbench... just went looking for a similar one here in NZ as my wife has kicked me off the dining room table... exact same bench here is $400..... might have to continue looking 😣
  8. My HOMEtown. Bruce Springsteen
  9. this was built a few years ago (started 2010) and then they sailed it all over the place including England and the USA (2016). there are some very interesting youtube clips on the building of this ship and the sailing of her
  10. belated welcome from another Kiwi. been off overseas for a few weeks and now back with lots of projects around the house to complete... only 2 of them model ships though... LOl welcome again
  11. i tend to bounce around but on the same model. currently building the De Ag Victory and have several start points. ie the main build as per the instructions and also the ships boats as a separate project also have parts of the masts underway and other bits and pieces as well. one thing i find is that when i have completed each individual part it goes into a bag or box that is labelled accordingly with part and stage. then all those completed bits goes into another box for safety
  12. in about 5 weeks i am heading to the states for a visit and one of our ports of call is Washington. we have an air BnB directly across the road from the naval base and one of my must do is visit the naval museum. along with all the smithsonians along the mall unfortunately we only have 2 and a half days there. so going to be a full on period for us
  13. I only have two kits and one is the AL endevour longboat and the other is the De Ag Victory. both seem to have good directions etc so have voted accordingly
  14. My son got a piece of wood from a house he was working on. About a meter long 4 x 4 a very deep red and hard as stone. Think it may be Jarrah. I will get a pic next time I'm at home. Currently away from home as getting house relocated. Sort of wonder how good it would be we counted the rings on it and there are well over 50 on the 4 x 4 piece so must have been a very old tree
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