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  • Birthday 12/03/1945

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  1. Hi Dan, is there any reason why I cannot find my Victory in the indexes? I have looked two or three times but cannot see it there. Cheers Derek
  2. Thank you 🙂 The decks were stain varnished then rubbed down then clear varnish.
  3. Hmmmm..... but if I turn them the other way then the leaves or fronds will be pointing down ! 😉
  4. No it's not the wiring OC. Seventynet - It is the camera angle - I hope ! Check out the scrolls adjacent to the top rear windows on the stern. Check them against HMS Victory at Portsmouth.
  5. "Can anyone spot the deliberate mistake on the stern ?!" I guess that's a no then !!! 😞 In fact not many comments either 😞 Maybe no one has seen the pics 😞
  6. A week later............ where does the time disappear to when you're retired?!! I took these pics earlier today - please excuse the model makers nightmare, DUST. During the course of construction I did keep the model covered as much as possible but, I forgot to cover it over completely when the heating engineer installed new heating pipes. It wasn't noticeable at the time but a layer of dust was everywhere!! Can anyone spot the deliberate mistake on the stern ?!
  7. Hello Robert, sadly I haven't completed Victory yet. It was always going to be a long term project as I have other hobbies and pastimes. However, I have come quite a long way since my last pictures posted. I will take a few more photos and post later today. Derek
  8. Many thanks B.E. for the info........ and to Grant. My apologies for asking the question when you gave the link in your original post.......... don't know how I missed it as I read all the review! I have bought from Satberlin before and received a good service so I might just go with them again. Thanks again Derek
  9. Hi B.E. A very nice review. Many thanks for taking the time to write it. I'm looking to buy this model and the cheapest deal I could find was from SATBERLIN at around £185 inc postage and vat. In your review you said "Costing around £134"........... I'm wondering where you found it at that price. Cheers Derek
  10. When you think about it, buying from Germany is no different from buying from the UK if you are buying off the net. Unless the dealer is within a reasonable distance you are unlikely to go to their premises. Also, if you pay via credit card then the card company are equally responsible as the dealer that you buy from if anything goes wrong. Proxxon appear to be a reputable company so I wouldn't think twice about buying from them. Derek
  11. Many thanks for your input John, it is much appreciated. I will definitely go the Proxxon route. Derek
  12. For very small parts I place them into a fine plastic tea strainer then swirl them through acetone, then thoroughly rinse off. Then, still in the strainer I swirl through Carrs blackening chemical. Hope this helps Derek
  13. Thanks Mike ref Amazon Checked all the suppliers and SAT Berlin are by far the cheapest. Even the delivery cost is very reasonable. Looks like I may be ordering a Proxxon FET; DSH Scroll saw; DB250 lathe I so wish I hadn't sold my Myson lathe!!!!! Just have to work on the wife now. I'll tell her she can now buy as many cookery books as she likes She sneaks them into the house anyway!!! Derek
  14. Many thanks Tony, Mike and Paul. It looks like Proxxon is the way to go then. I can't afford the Byrnes saw from the USA. I just can't justify it on my pension! I will check out the prices of the German suppliers of Proxxon and the UK supplier recommended by Paul. Thanks again Derek

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