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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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. thats a shame... i might have to look at what kits are available in NZ and stock them up. particularily want to do the cancalasie
  4. 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 😣
  5. My HOMEtown. Bruce Springsteen
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. These clippers were beautiful ships and well worth being kept. visiting is on my bucket list as we have a family connection to her. Captain Wilfred Dowman is back in the family tree on my Mums side. Thanks for the pics
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Just joined this site. That's a great looking ship. Will be following this I'm doing the De Agostini Victory pretty much just started Regards Erik
  13. 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
  14. Progress so far. Latest update I have yet to take pics but have done infills on the bow and the nearest bulkheads to the bow and the stern

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