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  1. Gidday Foeth, just as well the cat's got nine lives. Sigrid has probably used up about five of them sitting on the model like that. Good to see the model was protected. Regards, Jeff.
  2. Gidday Alain, I use Flikr too, although my son set it up for me. I'm a technological neanderthal. As Rob says, you get 1000 photos stored free, and after nearly three tears I've used up about 550 of them. I store all my photos on my own computer and only upload onto Flikr those that I'm going to post on the forums (I'm a member of two). I've had no problems with Flikr at all. HTH. Regards, Jeff.
  3. Gidday Steve, those blocks of wood are certainly recognizable now as an aircraft-to-be. That idea of dowels has got me thinking a bit (yeah, I know, dangerous). And your idea of holding parts together with paper - have you taken out a patent of the idea? Regards, Jeff.
  4. Gidday, yes it's the West Australian Scale Model Expo and it's being held in two weeks. Actually I've made two mistakes, both easily corrected. Tom, you're close in a way - the two large inboard motor boats should be facing the other way, facing forwards. They're dry fitted at present, not a problem. What I was referring to last night was the aft turrets - compare their colours with their barbettes. I painted the turrets the wrong colours. I've since repainted them. The 4-inch gun crew shelters are molded as completely enclosed whereas they're open facing inboard. It's not obvio
  5. Gidday All, I've resurrected my build of HMS Jamaica. Most of the structure was already done before I put the build on hold, now it's mainly small stuff to do. I've pretty much done the boats now, but before I located them on the ship I had to work out where the masts went. Although they'll be done almost last I had to make sure that nothing gets in the way of the tripod legs. That's now done, plus I've done the two cranes, the catapult and painted the remainder of the decks. The main director is done too, the radar added to it. Today was spent doing the things that fly - the Walrus tha
  6. Gidday Martian, your build is fantastic and a credit to you. And to your patience. Even in small batches all those rivets would send me stark staring bonkers. Plus your posts are very educational. I didn't know that Martians had fangs, I thought it was the Moravians. Keep up the good work. Regards, Jeff.
  7. Gidday Again, your English is very good, much better than mine, but then I'm Australian so that wouldn't be difficult. I noticed that you also posted in the maritime section so hopefully you'll get some help and advice there. Regards, Jeff.
  8. Gidday Bickerton, welcome aboard. I did a Buckley class USS England in 1/700 last year in a Group Build. But being USN the camo scheme is different (all one colour) from what you require so it's probably not much help to you. If anyone on the forum can help you it's probably Jamie Duff and his colleagues. What I'd suggest is to post your questions in the maritime section (if you haven't already). You might catch the attention of more knowledgeable naval types that way. I'm very interested in seeing yours come to life when you build her. Regards, Jeff.
  9. Gidday Rob, that's a terrific build of the ship you're doing. The level of detail is awesome and the camo scheme very striking. Keep up the good work. Regards, Jeff.
  10. Gidday again, any more progress with this, and are you going to make it by WASMEx? I look forward to seeing it. Regards, Jeff.
  11. Gidday, and thanks. Actually my disappointment over the shinannagins was on your behalf, and BBS. And I've long since come to the conclusion that storming out or withdrawing in protest to a situation generally does no good. And it concedes the issue or battleground (for want of a better term) to the opposition. Have you worked out what you're doing with BBS' Hogwarts model. It also deserves a public viewing. Thank you Jamie but I've decided not to alter the paint job, partly because I'm running out of time. I still wish to submit this at the upcoming WASMEx in just over two weeks s
  12. Gidday, a Dido class light cruiser, to be more specific. This should be a good build. Regards, Jeff.
  13. Gidday, you're gonna start CSS Virginia so soon? After a complex full-on build like the USS Monitor you've just done I'd need a break. Good luck with it. Regards, Jeff.
  14. Gidday All, thank you for your kind comments and interest. Here's the latest on my 1941 version of HMS Hood. I've done a dry fit test fit of nearly everything I've made to date. With the exception of the shelter deck, first level of the fwd superstructure, the aft superstructure (which is molded on), anchors, shafts and rudder and the 40+ ready-use ammo lockers everything you see here is dry fitted. As you can see I've made the seven twin 4-inch guns but not fitted the octuple pompom mounts or the quad .50cal machine guns yet. I might make my own quad 50s if I can't find another goo
  15. Gidday Steve, I've never done a complex build like this but I would imagine it isn't one to be rushed or jumped into without careful study of the kit and instructions. I like the ship itself, despite it being already obsolete at it's completion. Good luck with it. Regards, Jeff.
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