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Hello From David - A new member


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David of Berwick

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Hello All -

I am quite new to model ship building, having only started in mid 2016. I have already found this to be a very rewarding hobby - and in particular I am surprised at just how much thinking and planning ahead is involved! I have built one kit model (the Port Jackson Schoooner from Modellers Shipyard) and am currently building the Mary Byrne (a colonial ketch also from Modellers Shipyard). Both are rated at skill level 2 - and I am finding it fascinating as to just how much work is involved.

 

I am picking up skills I never knew I had (such as planking and furnture construction) - and I have quickly come to realise that in building one ship that I am really picking up skills for my next build.

 

I look forward to uploading some photos of my build( once I figure out how to...) - and to reading all the advise and tips that experienced modellers can give me.

 

All the best,

David 


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Heronguy

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Hi David.

 

I'm another newcomer to the hobby and I'm feeling quite the same about the learning of new skills and the problem solving.  Captivating isn't it?

 

Doug


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Doug

 

Current Build        Bluenose II - Billing Boats Nr 600 Scale 1:100

 

Next Build             Bluenose II - Artesania Latina 20500 Scale 1:75

 

And then               Krabbenkutter CUX 87 - Billing Boats Nr 457 Scale 1:30


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Worldway

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Hi David, welcome. You're in the best place for learning and building. Can't wait to see your build.


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Derek

 

Current Build: Mare Nostrum - Artesania Latina - 1:35 Scale

 

On Deck: Bluenose - Model Shipways - 1:64 Scale


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Hi David your photos won't upload unless you shrink them down many youse windows paint I struckled with this I downloaded a program called faststone photo resizer and it works great if you are concerned about viruses etc u can check it out on utube so for it has caused me no concern.
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Mark
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Current builds;
HMS Fly building yards, Amati
Cutty Sark, Sergal/Manuta


Previous builds, in rough order of execution;
Shipjack, Peterbrough Canoe, Flying Fish, Half Moon, Brittannia racing sloop, Whale boat, Bluenose, Picket boat, Viking longboat, Atlantic, Fair American, Mary Taylor


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David of Berwick

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Thanks Steve. I'll bear that in mind

Cheers.


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Welcome, David. Have you been to the Ship Modelling Society of Victoria? There is a member who lives in Berwick. I've been to visit him :)
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Regards, Keith

gallery_1526_572_501.jpg 2007 (completed): HMS Bounty - Artesania Latina  gallery_1526_579_484.jpg 2013 (completed): Viking Ship Drakkar - Amati  post-1526-0-02110200-1403452426.jpg 2014 (completed): HMS Bounty Launch - Model Shipways
post-1526-0-63099100-1404175751.jpg Current: HMS Royal William - Euromodel

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David of Berwick

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Great - thanks Keith. I'll have a look into the Ship Modelling Society of Victoria. It would be nice to chat to a local member and to hopefully see their work.

Cheers.

David


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G'day David, and a warm welcome to the forum from up in Sydney.

 

John


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Anja

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Welcome aboard David,

Enjoy your stay here.
This is a great place to learn and share tips and techniques.
Feel free to start a buildlog. If needed, you'll find plenty of help, advise and encouragement from everyone.

Steve already gave you some advise about resizing photos. This topic explains how to add pictures in your posts: http://modelshipworl...-posts-and-pms/

I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.

Regards,
Anja
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David,

From the Pacific North West I send you a warm :sign: .

No matter the questions you might have, put them out here, and a rescue party will be assembled. :piratetongueor4: 


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Respectfully

 

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Robin Lous

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Welcome aboard!

 

Robin :)


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Welcome to MSW David! Glad to have you with us. Indeed there is a lot more involved in ship building than one would think and I am glad to see that you are still interested and motivated after finding that out! :D

 

Good luck to you as your builds continue and I look forward to seeing your work.


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Current Builds - La Couronne - Corel &  Le Soleil Royal - Sergal

Completed - Wood - Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                      Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

Unfinished - Plastic - HMS Victory - Heller, Sea Witch.

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Hi David and welcome,

 

I be very keen to see your Mary Byrne, mid last year I brought the Mermaid but was torn between the two, so I expect my next purchase to be the Mary Byrne.

 

Cheers,

 

Medic :D


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Hi David,

 

Great intro, you brought a smile to my face.   Know that we are all here to help in anyway we can.

 

Allan


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Hi David,

 

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Mark

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Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

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Wasa (Gallery)


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Denis R

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Hi David

 

:722972270:

 

Denis.


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David of Berwick

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Thanks Medic,

I'm currently up to the rigging stage on the Mary Byrne - and although the build is not near as good as some of the photos I've seen of other peopl'e work, I'm still pretty happy overall.  I obviously have a lot to learn, but I figure that I'll forgive my errors whilst I learn the basics. I'm enjoying myself though :)

 

Do you have photos of your Mermaid up on the site?

 

Cheers,

David


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David of Berwick

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Thanks Anja - it sounds easy so I should be loading some photos up soon... (hopefully).

My standard is pretty low at the the moment - but I figure that I can only improve!

Cheers- David


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David of Berwick

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Hi Doug,

Yes, it is indeed captivating. I have never really been a 'hobby' type tof person so I've been a bit surprised as to just how much I have gotten into it all. I'm enjoying seeing some of the work from experienced modellers; it makes me realise just how much I have to learn.

 

The hours seem to go very quickly once I sit down in an evening and start 'fooling around'. I think though that i actually spend a lot of time just looking at the build and thinking about life in general...  What I am finding particullary satisfying is that I can change the model a bit to give it a bit of a personal touch.  Just minor tweeks- nothing too drastic!

 

All thebest with your builds too.

Cheers - David


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