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    Christchurch New Zealand
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    Modelling of all types.
    Current project a steam traction engine.
    I have signed up for the HMS Winchelsea group build so hopefully some time time in the new year I can make a start.

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  1. Thanks Jim, it is the printed frieze along the hair bracket I was after. Searched all over but must have a blind spot.
  2. Looking really good Jim, I like the way the bow timbers turned out. Could you tell me where to find the frieze for the head? thanks.
  3. Thanks Timmo, too busy in the garden at this time of year to spend time on Winnie, progress is being made but very slooowly.
  4. Terrific work there Bob, I sympathise with you about what to do now having been in a similar situation waiting for chapter four parts to arrive, took 5 weeks so I got stuck in and made up the cannon carriages. You might consider buying the kits that Chuck sells, that would keep you out of mischief for a few weeks. Just a suggestion 😉
  5. Hi Erik, Total cost to date (chapters one through to four) including shipping is $1938.58 nzd. Keep in mind this has been spread out over nearly a year. I find Chuck’s shipping prices very reasonable and please remember whatever you buy from Chuck is of the very highest quality and backed up by service second to none.
  6. Thanks for the comments and reactions, always gratifying. Guillermo, I used the 1 15/16” and 1 9/16” from Chuck these being the closest in size to the drawings. No finish, used as they came except for trimming the trunnions to length and removing the odd piece of flash.
  7. Ship building on steroids😁 its amazing how quickly your Winnie is coming along. Looking really good.
  8. Whilst waiting for chapter four parts to arrive (5 to 8 weeks delivery time) I decided to put my newly purchased Proxxon mill to use (mainly to learn how to use it) The first project was to cut the hole in the stern, then using the mill to make the components for the rudder. Took a few attempts but am generally pleased with the outcome. I found the pintles the most difficult part to get right. Following on from this I tackled the cannons having purchased the resin barrels from Chuck some time ago. I initially made them from AYC but wasn't too happy with the results.
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