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About German_cl

  • Birthday 12/20/1977

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    Santiago - Chile
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    WW2 Battleships and Flat tops
  1. quite a good trip it was..... i live in santiago so valparaiso is quite a destination for me, for work issues or just to go for the weekends.... very nice place to live too. Valdivia was home between 1996 and 2009. I studied there and after graduating worked in ASENAV for some 9 years, which is the big blue buildings shipyard you must have seen across the river on the costanera. I just love that place, fresh and cheap fish all year long, quite a warm summer and cold winter. After Valdivia i left for Seattle for quite some time and it was not much of a change other than the size of the city. Puerto Montt is similar to Valdivia in many ways, but is larger. All the vessels you mention, with all the piping and equipment on the aft deck, are all wellboats (or live fish carriers). I worked on the construction and design of a whole bunch of those (still do). Also there you probably saw a bunch of flat top ferries that work between Puerto Montt and Chiloe and a couple passanger vessels we also worked in Asenav. When i was in the university i had the chance to be onboard one of the Navimag ferries for a month as a deck officer trainee on the same Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales route yo took. It is quite a ride in the winter through the golfo de penas. I didnt see too much of Natales as we used to arrive late in the evenings and leave very early the next day. Never went to Punta Arenas, but sometime will do.... Kind regards German
  2. Hi All! Thank you very much for your kind welcome... As for a build log, maybe i will do one with the 1/200 bismarck.... not sure.... everytime i started one i lost interest and in the end the project goes straight to the bin. CAthead, ill be writing you on your post. Lots of familiar places there. Thanks again! German
  3. Greetings from Chile! Yes... Chile! Very glad to have found this forum.... I wasnt that much of a ship modeller until a few months ago so i just discover this very nice group. Started with models some 35+ years ago with a few 1/72 matchbox airplane kits and it has been my hobbyever since with some deviations in between (who aint..) with Marklin HO trains, R/C sailboats and girls. A friend asked me to build a 1/350 Tamiya Yamato Premium edition back in january of this year and it turned out really good with the addition of a wood deck and some eduard railing. Now im finishing an 1/350 Academy Graf Spee for the same friend and after that i have to tackle the 1/200 Bismarck also for him. In the meantime i just lost interest in aircraft models so i ended up selling pretty much all of the stash (some 200+ unbuilt 1/72, 1/48 and 1/144 kits) and started creating a quite decent 1/350 stash. In real life im a long time member of the IPMS-Chile main branch (and IPMS-Chile Facebook group admin too), i managed to marry a gorgeous gal, have two wonderful kids and i work as a Naval Architect in a ship design office, but that's another story... Looking forward to learn tons from you and if i can be of any help, just let me know. Cheers! German
  4. Hi all! I got to be honest.... after seeing this post a few days ago i decided to sign up in this forum and get me one of those Joy-Yard USS Missouri kits (together with a VeryFire 1/350 USS Montana).... Im eager to see the progress on your builds! Kind regards German

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