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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. Stop Dragging My Heart Around. Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty.
  2. Gidday Andre and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. If possible can you start a build log. Pictures, as the old saying goes, are worth a thousand words. You have joined a great group of modellers who possess a vast amount of knowledge and expertise. I would encourage you to ask questions when and if you experience difficulties. I am looking forward to your posts and wish all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  3. Gidday Danny. Good to see another fantastic model underway. ( I agree with the comments re International shipping costs, It is hard when the Ozzie Dollar is in the toilet). I wish you all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  4. Gidday Taner and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. You have joined a site where there is a vast amount of knowledge and expertise. Please do not be afraid to ask questions. I am looking forward to your further posts. I wish you all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  5. You Never Can Tell. Chuck Berry.
  6. Chain of Fools. Aretha Franklin.
  7. Struck By Lightning. The Stray Cats.
  8. Gidday Paul and another warm welcome from the Land Downunder. I heartily support Bruce in post #2 re searching the build logs. I find the logs very informative and there are some very innovative solutions provided. As to your question about biting off too much, you are the best judge of your abilities and skill level. I also agree with the comments re the Half Hull as there is merit in learning planking before embarking on a kit. You will find the members here possess a wealth of knowledge and support is freely given. If I may I would like to proffer a couple of pieces of friendly advice, Read and re-read the instructions. Study the plans and study them again. Dry fit as much as possible, leave the glue unopened until you are sure of how things go together. Search the build logs here. Above all - Enjoy yourself, this is not meant to be a chore. I wish you all the best in your endeavours and I am looking forward to your progress. Mark.
  9. Lightning Strikes, Not Once But Twice. The Clash.
  10. White Lightning. George Jones.
  11. Gidday Matt and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder. Firstly I must say I admire your ambitions, The quality of the kit materials are a long way off museum quality. The choice of model is based a lot on your confidence and skill level. Personally I would opt for a kit with basic rigging and double plank on bulkhead. I also look for something that pleases my eye. Above all else you must enjoy what you are doing. This is not meant to be a chore. You will find a lot of support and encouragement here. The members possess an incredible wealth of knowledge and most freely share. These are my thoughts only and I am not trying to dissuade you in your ambition. I wish you all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  12. Midnight Special. Leadbelly, Huddie William Ledbetter, and too many others to list.
  13. In the Midnight Hour. Wilson Pickett.
  14. Gidday doktorvok and warm welcome from the land downunder. I can only second Bruce's comments in post #2. I have seen some fittings kits available here in The Land of Oz but I'll be buggered if I can locate the vendors at the present time. My point is you may want to look for one of these kits, in England or Europe. I am assuming that you may run into some other quality issues. Regarding your comments on the Sovereign of the Seas, I too have experienced falling for a kit and not having the skills to complete her. I have learnt from the experience and revisited the kit so all was not lost. La Toulonaisse is a good looking model and I have her in my stash. I will follow your progress and if I can I will offer advice as we go along. I wish you all the best in your endeavours. Mark.
  15. House of the Rising Sun. Traditional folk song made famous by the Animals.

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