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About pontiachedmark

  • Birthday 03/12/1961

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    Bairnsdale Victoria Oz
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    Vintage cars, Rugby League, AFL, Fishing, Family, Home Brewing

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  1. Gidday tigerdvr and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. You have fulfilled the main criteria in selecting a subject to model, " it caught my interest". I admire the customization and wish you all the best in your build. Mark.
  2. Good Lovin' Gone Bad. Bad Company.
  3. Gidday Tidbinbilla and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. You have found a site where there is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Most members will freely offer encouragement and practical advice. I am looking forward to your photos and wish you all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  4. People Get Ready. The Impressions.
  5. G'day to you as well, Mark, from a well-wisher who could only dream of one day visiting the wonderful Land Down Under!


    The issue of building logs appears to keep coming up. I've never keep a log nor seen how it's done, but what everyone seems to be saying, they're readily available to view and learn how to keep.  I've always been pretty much a hands-on kind of guy, rarely planning ahead or anything, and that's quite unusual in my trade as a cabinet maker where blueprints are pretty much how one goes about getting things done. Things just come to my in my head, and I get started, piece by piece. I try to figure out cut and material lists ahead of time, but if it's something I'm building for myself, I rarely get that far. I just dive right in.


    Thanks so much for your encouragement!





  6. Mean Little Mama. Roy Orbison.
  7. Hey Little One. Dorsey Burnette.
  8. Gidday Clipper and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. What part of the world do you hail from? This has a bearing as Postage and Handling can make prices exorbitant. I recently purchased a small part from the states for $6.80 and the Postage and Handling was $13.20. I could not source the part here in the Land of Oz so I had to pay $20 in total. All the best, Mark.
  9. Gidday Teddy and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. I must agree with the comments posted above. Your "Conny" looks good and your experience in cabinetry should hold you in good stead. I can empathise with self doubt and questioning your abilities and yes kits can appear daunting. I believe we will never know our limitations if we don't "have a go", forgive my Aussie vernacular. I would dig out one of your stash and search the build logs for the kit. Solutions for pitfalls and problems are included and solutions provided. Start a build log and get a like minded group of people involved in your build, I must apologise here for not having any logs of my own. I sincerely look forward to your Build Log and progress. I wish you all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  10. Fire Engine Red. Jimmy Williams.
  11. Gidday Edward. Firstly I would remove the jumble of broken masts, spars etc. You may be pleasantly surprised if the hull is O.K. If she is plastic I would also replace what I could with timber. I stress this is the way I would go and others may advise a different path. Wishing you all the best , Mark.
  12. Gidday Richard and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. What is the brand of the kit and name of the section you are building? Initiate a search in the Build Log section for your kit, you may find the information you are looking for. I would encourage you to ask questions when and if you are unsure of how to proceed. The members here have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and most freely share with practical advice and tips. I wish you all the best in your build, Mark.

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