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GemmaJF

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Hi all, newbie to wooden ship building. Read a few books I've picked up, preparing for my first build. Next step is to make a base board to hold the false keel. Spent yesterday afternoon modifying clothes pegs to hold planks etc. Have a couple of newbie questions which I'll post in the relevant sections. Have some past modelling experience. Built several flying models in balsa and ply in the past so hoping for some skill transfer from that. At the same time I realize there is a big challenge ahead learning all the new term, skills and techniques in model ship building. One of the main attractions is to turn my modelling skills to something that will be displayed in the home for years to come, rather than another project that is hidden or given away when the latest new thing comes along which I often found was the case with RC flying models.


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If it is not a challenge, it is just a chore...


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Anja

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Welcome aboard Gemma,

What model are you going to build?

This is a great site for learning/sharing tips and techniques. Feel free to start a buildlog.
If needed, you'll find plenty of help, advise and encouragement from everyone.

Enjoy your stay here and I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.

Regards,
Anja
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Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.

In the shipyard: Schooner Hannah - POF Hahn style - First scratchbuild

Completed : Albatros 1840 by Constructo

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GemmaJF

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Hi Anja thanks for the welcome! I'm not supposed to know yet what my first build is as my Birthday is not until Saturday. I suspect though the big box hubby has tucked away contains a Billing's Boats Bounty. My 50th birthday pressie!

 

I've developed an attraction to infamous ships. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies played a part in getting me interested in ships, which has led to some research on the real pirate ships of the day and the recent discoveries of ships such as the Queen Anne's Revenge just keep fueling my interest. Though the Bounty is a little later in time than the Golden age of piracy and not a pirate ship as such, I figured it would be an easier subject to research as a first project as there is plenty that is known about it. 


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Jim Lad

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Hello Gemma, and a warm welcome to the forum from 'Down Under'.

 

John


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mtaylor

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Hi Gemma,

 

It sounds like you have a plan...  Go for it.   :)

 

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Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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EJ_L

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Welcome to MSW Gemma! I hope that big box ends up being just the one you want! :D Good luck to you on this first build.


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"Anchors Aweigh"

-E.J.

 

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.

Member : Nautical Research Guild

 

 


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torro

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welcome on board

 

Eric


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finished builds : Nordkap 476 (Billing Boats 1:50), Marina II (Artesania Latina 1:50), Calypso (Billing Boats 1:45)
on the slipway : Titanic 1:200 (Mantua)


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cog

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Hello GemmaJF,

 

You'll find either your answers in the database, the various build logs, or the subject related fora, but you get the best information when you start a build log once you have decided which model you will build. Enjoy MSW, it will come to grow on you ...

 

Cheers


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Carl

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Dolphyn [Corel] 1:68, Higaki Kaisen [Woody Joe] 1:72
Kit Plastic

IJN Musashi [Tamiya] 1:350

 

Finished builds

Scratch: Sea Witch 1:109


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medic

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Couldn't have said it better.

Cheers Medic :D


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John Allen

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Jemma,

 

If you have an infinity for pirates (do not know if you get STARZ) but they have a series called Black Sails based on pirates in the Caribbean. It is the best program as far as realism, costumes, ships and the sets I have ever seen. If you can get it watch it it will really pump you up and get you going on your build. Then after the infamous Bounty you can build your pirate ship next sans Johnny Depp.


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John Allen

 

 

Current build Mamoli HMS Victory

Armed Launch-Panart

Diligence English Revenue Cutter-Marine  Model Co. 

On deck Maori (Waca) war canoe

and Double hull Polynesian canoe (Holakea)


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Robin Lous

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Welcome aboard Gemma!

 

Robin :)


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