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  • Birthday 09/11/1953

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    Ship modelling, Classic cars

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  1. Hi Snowy. Happy new year. BTY it's never snowy in Darwin ha ha. I assume you meant the box it came in. Allan
  2. Hi Pat. The trampoline is mylar. Not much else wouldn't pull apart when laced up.
  3. Merry Christmas everyone. Well I have managed to do a bit more on this model. Here is the radar and protective steelwork, I hope the new year meets all your wishes. Regards Allan
  4. Hi Shipman. Thanks for your comments. The model scale is 1:60 I am not sure about the lettering. I built this model about 30 years ago. It is probably more debatable if it had a name on the stern or not but it was about the time when that started to appear. After I finished the Endeavour (which features in Karl Heinz Marquardt's book) I turned my attention to plans of Supply for a possible kit. Karl and I pondered many aspects of Supply and I had most of the documents finished about 1990. Karl produced a set of documents and plans in 1995 and his stern view is almost exactly the same as mine. So when this occured I became quite comfortable with the stern of the model. Have a look at the post under planking of ships. here: At 1:60 the lettering is about as good as I could do. Karl's stern view is the one with the rudder on. Regards Allan
  5. Hi Shipman. Have a look at my post on planking ship models, there are some more pics there. Regards Allan
  6. Hi guys. Thanks for the kind comments. A couple of pics of the lower masts. (so far) This work is not hard, just time consuming, take your time and have fun. Some of these parts are my second and third attempt. I look at the work of others on this site and get a lot of inspiration. I get a lot of satisfaction too. At this scale it's at the limit of my ability. (at this stage) But I keep trying. And so should you. Allan
  7. Hi Don. I will post some more pics soon. I have been working on the lower masts.
  8. Hi Jag. The model is just coated with polyurethane. (varnish) No colours have been used. The planking is New Zealand Kauri. Wales are heartwood Nectarine. Deck planking is Australian Murray pine. Model is of HMS Supply. The document was originally written for plans of HMS Supply Regards Allan.
  9. Hi Pete. The stuff Bunnings have is Murray pine. Australian native pine. Usually sold as decking, fence pickets, and fence posts. Huon, King billy and celery top are harder to find but it is around. Here also: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-kg-pack-of-HUON-PINE-Turning-Blanks/163854226854?hash=item26267915a6:g:0eMAAOSwQTNddh-u Photinia: see here: Regarding seasoning: Cut pieces to about 600mm long and just store in a dry place. For small sections you can "season" it in a microwave. Google "wood seasoning in a microwave" Regards Allan
  10. Here in OZ you only need: Huon pine. Murray pine. Every bunnings store has this. colour from creamy to almost black. Densest softwood on the planet. Awesome stuff. Photinia Robusta, the most common hedging here, and it beats box and pear for turning and carving. You will have to age it yourself. your Microwave oven is good for this. NZ Kauri. still available even if you have to smash up old furniture. Cellery top and King billy pine is also good. Old farm cypress is also plentiful. A bit like NZ Kauri. (timber recyclers love this stuff) Western Red Cedar is easily obtained and is good if a close grained bit can be found. Allan
  11. Hi Nils. I have had a look at both of your "windjammers" they are fine models. Keep up the good work. Allan
  12. Nils, I see you have built Pamir. One of our members (Ship modelling society of Victoria.) served on Pamir for many years. He visits NZ (where she operated from) often for reunions but I think not for much longer. He is a wealth of knowledge. He still holds his masters. Allan
  13. Regarding the rigging, I have been working on getting my ropewalk to produce very fine rope. I have perfected getting it to wind two single strands giving a rope diameter of 0.2mm. I think rayon is the best as it produces a thread with no fluff or fur. 1 strand x 2 =0.2mm 1 strands x 3 =0.3mm 1 strands x 4 =0.4mm 2 strands x 2 = 0.4mm (1x4 looks better) 2 strand x 3 = 0.5mm 2 strands x 4 = 0.6mm 4 strands x 3 = 0.7mm Allan
  14. Hi Peter. I think the kit that was given to me was pretty old too. There is a a newer one with updated fittings I think. I have accumulated a lot of images/plans etc. PM me and I will send the stuff to you. Their facebook page is good for photos. https://www.facebook.com/skoleskibet.danmark This xls may be useful. however its a work in progress also. Danmark_rigging.pdf rigging1.xlsx
  15. Thanks for the comments guys. It's a work in progress. Just about finished the deck details, now working on the masting and rigging. Allan

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