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  1. Kudos to u Steven, the attention to detail is inspiring to all, I've no doubtsabout that. The benches and shields are fantastic. You must be making Thols and shields in your sleep. On the subject of small drill bits. I use ( WISH ) An online store for all ur needs, well for all your needs if u want mainly Chinese junk. But in all seriousness for the cost of a few dollars u can order 50 or 100 bits of various size bits which have served me greatly drilling into timber. If nothing else just download the app and have a look it may be worth ur while. I also got some 3mmx1mm magnets which have been handy. They were $4 per 100 including postage. Cheers. Peter.
  2. Young people would blame climate change Steven. More than likely the wrapping was made in China. We all know nothing from there lasts long. Having said that, look at COVID-19 it's continuing to work. They must be improving. 😂😂
  3. The most enjoyable log to follow Steven. The model improves every with every post. The shields look fantastic along with the benches. Cheers Peter
  4. Move 38, I always assumed witness protection was a bad call.😂😂
  5. The model is looking absolutely amazing Steven. Something anyone would be proud to put their name to. Hats off to you.
  6. I came across these magazines sorting through my fathers belongings. im guessing my grandfather bought them from England when they came to Australia in 1948. There is every edition including the first from 1931 through to 1937 and some from 1938. 79 magazines in all. My question is what have I really found and what should I do with them. To be honest I'm sure there are people that would get more enjoyment than me from owning them. cheers Peter.
  7. Hi to all. I haven't had a lot of time to work on my ship the last few months. All of my spare time has focused on visiting my dementia riddled father after we placed him in a nursing home, and cleaning out his garage for my mum so she can downsize. Aged 92 she's one determined woman. Dads garage was full of model trains, electric and two live steam models. We should all be glad that once we pass, we don't see what happens to most of the things we have amassed over a lifetime. Having said that I managed to Aquire some great things he owned. I must post in ( what did you receive today) section once I've set it all up. So this is just a quick update on minor progress. Ive managed to complete the walnut planking from the main deck down fully on one side, and I'm about half way on the other side. The stern above deck is starting to take the desired shape I have decided on. Hopefully in the next month I can complete the outer planking and move to the next challenge. cheers Peter.
  8. Beautiful precision work Steven, cant wait to see it again, hopefully soon.
  9. Got fairly lucky today. Thanks Admiral Santa
  10. Looks like your off to a nice start. Would be nice to know a little more about the model .
  11. They look fantastic Steven, it's a shame they will be mostly hidden. I think the acetone at Bunnings is a 750 mm bottle and very cheap so maybe it's a bulk buy for the leader of the opposition. 😁
  12. Welcome to MSW Having completed one wooden model places you ahead of a lot of people on this site. Its easy to be inn awe of some of the work done by people in here but most of us are just trying to do the best we can because of the love for the hobby. You should definitely start a build log, because at any turn you need advice the great people on this site are more than willing to advise and help. Thirty thousand heads are better than one. Good luck with your build. Cheers Peter

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