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  1. As the famous cricket commentator Richie Banaud would often say Steven. Simply marvelous
  2. Very impressive Steven, thoroughly enjoying the build logs. If u make to many arms, u could always sell what's left. Making u an arms dealer.🤪
  3. The model continues to impress Steven. If you could bottle your patience and sell it i think it would be one of the more expensive ones on the market. Port or starboard, glad I'm not trying to pee at that particular time on the ferry. And ask Louisa where she thinks the Myki touch on and off ticket system should be placed.😂
  4. Well I had to come along and have a look, very nice work so far, and I'm not surprised at all that u have decided to make it up as u go along, the only thing metal that's of any use are the cannons and anchors in my and others opinions. Looking forward to seeing how it moves along Cheers Peter
  5. The shields are masterpieces Steven, my favorite is 2nd row, 6th from the left. All that colour will truly bring the model to life. The flute player also looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing it completed.
  6. 1st time visit, great subject, nice work all around
  7. Thanks Steven, the more I sand the walnut the more I like it.
  8. Sometimes you can only laugh. After trying again to upload photos this morning without luck I tried using my phone, no luck with that either. Answer, pull out my old slow iPad. And there she blows, instant uploads. Have to love technology. Cheers Peter
  9. Time for another update. Been so busy before the COVID-19 restrictions took hold that I was fitting bits of planking when I could find the time. Too often in to much of a rush and lose where I was up to, which led to some errors. I've now finished the walnut planking on the outer hull minus the false keel. Plenty of sanding and filling tiny gaps between planks to do before the desired effect is complete. I do like the different tones and grains in the walnut and think it adds to the overall effect. I remember stating earlier I wasn't sure about the walnut, but I've certainly changed my mind. Looking forward to the next little milestone of completing the outer hull entirely. I'm sure I'm not the only modeller to think this lockdown isn't so bad at all. Cheers Peter. P.S. I've had 1/2 dozen goes at trying to upload photos today that when I finally got one to upload I'd had enough. Will try and post a few more later.🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
  10. Steven, once I'm at the shields stage I will more than likely take u up on your offer. As the kit for my Carrack is from the 80's some of the shields have definitely started to sort of rust As well being to thick and bulky for my liking. Peter
  11. Steven the shields have become the parts I look forward to seeing the most. Actually quite inspiring and food 4 thought regarding my own. I have this image that the next time Louisa asks you to carve up a roast for dinner that when you plate up the meat be little oarsmen. 😂 Cheers Peter.
  12. I'm in Melbourne Tony, send me a private message and we might be able to work something out. The name came from something I always did as a kid. Cheers Peter
  13. I also see a pattern, these magazines were amongst thousands of train mags my father had. Some of those magazines also in the 30's are in a yearly book . Maybe u subscribed to the single editions with the option of buying it in a book form at years end.
  14. 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.

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