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AndrewH

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    Melbourne Australia
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    Scale Model Aircraft
    Scale sailing, including Squareriggers

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  1. AndrewH

    Mayflower

    Beautiful clean detail, Spanky Wonder how a poor matelot gets up to the Forecastle? There might be some rungs on the first post with a section of the bow that might be rungs for climbing andrew
  2. AndrewH

    CSS Alabama

    Sorry to be so late in replying. The Swedish site is a good read, and there is an option to see it in Swedish or English before discovering the toggle, which for me is in the bottom of the page on the left, I had learned/deduced some useful Swedish maritime words Lovely build, Onni, and thanks for the warts-and-all basis. It gives me heart to proceed and maybe air my efforts. andrew
  3. Hi, Bob. Beautiful clean work, as ever. I'm glad you mentioned the scale or I would have suspected you of making a mini-pen regards andrew
  4. Bob! You have been holding out on us! You can put them in Bottles of the rectilinear type Beautiful, clean model andrew
  5. AndrewH

    Hello

    Hi, Walter Welcome. We look forward to the alignment of your Ducks. Is the NJQUACK name an indication of your place in the line? andrew
  6. Hi, David. Shoot! I thought my problems were solved! Welcome: we can solve them together andrew
  7. Bore da, Capten. What is the steamship? I know Porthmadog a little from camping holidays when the children were smaller. The other sailing ships built at Port look interesting and very bottleable welcome aboard andrew
  8. Hi, Wordguy I, too, am a Peanut and Pistachio flyer - love your Bebe! Did you make the wheels yourself? I did a pair of silk ones with balsa tyres (sorry, Brit spelling) for a Bristol Scout. I still have the wheels but no the plane Welcome aboard, or possibly: welcome into the bottle andrew
  9. Thanks, Bob Seriously neat and inventive! Thanks for sharing the idea andrew
  10. Hi Andrew,

    Here is a free download link about mny ship model activities.

    Bob

    http://payhip.com/b/krO6

     

  11. Bob, Beautiful, neat and clean workmanship! Thanks for sharing. Looking at the finished model I was struck by the railings round the poop and forecastle, and how neat and regular they are. Could you tell us how you do these, please? andrew
  12. Looking clean and wonderful, Bob Looking at the spreaders I realise that I know next to nothing about their form or function. So I'm off to find out Could we persuade you to maybe install the PEN in a bottle? andrew
  13. The prices of the woods are fine by me - it was the steep fixed postage cost which flabbergasted me. (And Smockraffled me!) so being Scottish I increased the wood order to make it more worth while The wood parts I am getting are suitable, I believe for laser printer - and I don't have one - I might try a coat of a sealant (french polish?) and try inkjet printing I was aiming to try building ships complete from the veneer - when it comes I will see what it tells me andrew
  14. Swift shocked update Cardsofwood are very responsive and helpful, but I was smockraffled at the US$60.00 lowest shipping charge My pack of assorted wood should arrive tomorrow - I'll let you know how it goes Hasta manana - with missing tilde andrew
  15. I have read and been inspired! I am about to get a selection of veneer from cardsofwood, who appear to be very helpful. Reading their website there are two thicknesses as DSiemens (how formal!) says, but the 0.016 thickness is paper or felt-backed (I think). Is this the material you tried? My plan, fwiw, is to get assorted timbers in postcard size (0.025) and a pale timber in paper size (0.016) and they have offered some samples of other constructions not seen on the website. I will happily relate what I get and find - and do with it. Harking back a little, and at the risk of being nationalist, French polish and French polishing are alive and well both in Britain and Australia, and many varieties of the mixed polish are available, as well as the flakes. My wife is a furniture restorer and we have several pounds of the flakes, and I have always used Button Polish (the thinnest french polish) as a fixer and ready-release holding glue for assembly or adjustability. Off to order veneers. It has just occurred to me that these are intended for printing (different types for inkjet and laser) so printing or engraving deck planks with a laser might be convincing? regards andrew
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