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timjina

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About timjina

  • Birthday 02/18/1949

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    timjina@bigpond.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    ALDINGA BEACH........SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  • Interests
    SCULPTING, PAINTING, MODELMAKING--PLASTIC AND TIMBER...MOVIES ...TRAVELLING

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  1. Hi to you all on this incredible site. I've been modelling for most of my life, starting at around 7 with Airfix planes and graduating through the ranks to finally wooden boat building (which I think is the epitome of modelling) I'm 70 years of age and always wake with a project in mind. My wife and I have been happily married for 47 years ...no children by choice. She is an artist and I have spent most of my life in theatre designing ,building and painting sets. We live in a beautiful part of South Australia called The Fleurieu Peninsula. Our home is near the ocean and we have some of Australia's best wine on our doorstep. Our area specialises in Shiraz and has won many awards over many years. We are both fortunate to have a workshop each. My wife has her studio filled with skylights and a magnificent view over the ocean while I have my workshop with numerous tools etc. We have both been retired for about 5 years and travelled extensively seeing what our beautiful country has to offer .Since retirement I've finished the AL...Scot tish Maid and am currently building the A,L. ...Bluenose11.....I like the Artesania Kits but the next one will be the Charles W. Morgan by Model Shipways......I consider the Model Shipways company to be the epitome of model kits Well my friends that's all for now ,happy boat building to you all and I thank you all for some amazing insights to our incredible hobby.
  2. What an incredible job. Well done . This could be enlarged for a roll in a movie ,the detail is first class. Exceptional work......Jim Cleland Aldinga Beach South Australia I love our hobby..................................
  3. Excellent work Jaager, thanks for your fast response, I'll try it out. Thanks once again
  4. Hi all model makers. I love our hobby ,the only thing that scares me when building is doing the name on the boat and scroll work if needed. I grew up with applying decals to all my plastic kits and that was easy. However , I'm just about nearing the end of the Bluenose by Model Shipways . The build has been a labour of love but always in the back of my mind was the dreaded lettering and scroll work , If you could offer some advice I would be most grateful. Thank you all and happy boat building....Jim
  5. Beautiful work Tim, you must be proud. What is your next kit? I have the Scottish Maid , Endeavour and Bluenose 11.... So far have half completed the Scottish Maid..... It's a great hobby . Been building models since I was a young boy. Now 70. It's the perfect retirement hobby (for me anyway). Once again congratulations on a museum quality build....Jim Cleland.... South Australia
  6. Building ships is not about speed but the journey. Everything is a special build in itself. What a great hobby we have.
  7. Beautiful work , by a master......well done. from Jim in Australia
  8. Thanks Chris ,sorry about the wrong name ....All the best....Jim
  9. Hi, just wondering,(and it may sound quite absurd as I know there are some master ship modelers amongst you ) are there places that sell scale Coming in sheets so a modeler can cut out to size and frame it. Thank you for not laughing as I was just wondering. I have made some over the years but to be able to buy direct and to scale would be amazing. Good health to you all......Jim Cleland.....Australia
  10. Beautiful work Gary. The Benjamin w. is a nice looking craft. I have it on the shelf here in the workshop. Currently building The Scottish Maid but very much looking forward to opening the Benjamin W. box. Retirement is a wonderful time ,I feel sorry for people who don't have hobbies,every dy I wake with new dreams to conquer. Well done once again.....Jim Cleland
  11. If anyone comes across this problem and the paint is unusable or hard to use . I make some color swatches from the original paint purchase then, go to the hardware store where they will scan the color on their computer and supply the exact colors in sample pots. In Australia the sample pots have enough paint for many ships and their cost is minimal .....around $7.00....... Hope this helps someone.
  12. I realise it's probably of little use now, but someone might like my advice. I agree with Bob ,sailing vessels of older vintage like Bluenose etc would have always been painted in flat paints ( although even so called flat paint will sometimes have a 5-10% sheen) I just think like Bob flat paints give a more realistic look.
  13. Beautiful work Jim. It doesn't matter how long it takes . Building ships is food for the soul .......well done once again. What ship is next, I've always got something in the cupboard to keep the dream alive and it's good to have a purpose other than gardening , house maintenance and enjoying good wine. All the best....Jim Cleland ......Aldinga Beach South Australia
  14. Every picture is a work of art Tim. You should be very pleased. I don't know what your occupation is but you should make models for museums etc. Once again well done.
  15. Beautiful work Tim, I'm half way through the Scottish Maid and your work is exceptional.....well done. My next build will be either the Benjamin W, Latham or Bluenose 11 . I like the shape of the cutters . Once again well done and good to see other Aussies on this fantastic site . I have no friends who are into modelling so when I found this site I was really excited.

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