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New to the forum although I have been a long term plastic kit and figure painter. At the moment I spend most of my spare time painting aviation art, but having received the first three Patrick O'Brien Jack Aubrey books for Christmas I quite like the idea of painting a sailing ship scene or two from the era and that has driven an interest in models from that period to help with any possible paintings


In the immediate short term I'm looking at paper models with the Shipyard 1/96 frigates having caught my eye, but seeing some of the superb wooden models out there I can see me wanting to build one at some time ( even if it has to wait until I retire)


If anybody is interested in looking at my aviation art http://navairart.com/






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Hello Pete and welcome aboard,

Thanks for sharing the link to your site. The paintings are just great, especially the 'On Final' painting.

You've come to the right place. Plastic, card, wood, it is all represented here.
When you've made your choice, feel free to start a buildlog.
This is a great place to learn and share tips and techniques.
If needed, you'll find plenty of advise, help and encouragement from everyone.

I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.

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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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Welcome, Pete! Your artwork looks fantastic! If you are seriously interested in having a go at card models, may I suggest trying out our V 108 tutorial? It's a free model, won't take more than a few weeks to build, and will introduce you to most of the techniques needed for much more complex projects such as the offerings from Shipyard.



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Chris Coyle
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Hi Pete.  


Welcome to MSW.  Great paintings....  Love them.

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"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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Welcome to MSW Pete! Your artwork is impressive. I wish you good fortune whichever model you go, paper, wood or both! I think you will find some great inspiration for future paintings while building the model ships and having a better understanding of sailing ships will probably lead to a better picture. I look forward to seeing your work!

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"Anchors Aweigh"



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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Cheers for the warm welcome. I'm busy reading build threads and looking at my options !



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Welcome Pete! You have an amazing gift that should benefit any model building you may decide to pursue.

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