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Hello from the Moray Firth


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Sabre

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Good day people, after many years away from building  (planes and boats) a Bluenose kit from Artesiana is tempting me to part with some cash and I am curious as to the quality of the kits.  The last kit was a Billing Cutty Sark but it met an untimely end in a house move before I could complete the rigging.

 

 


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Hello, Sabre,

You're a bit north of me, perhaps 450 miles from darkest Essex (GB), and I'm a very new member, too. I have a Billings

Bluenose waiting in the cupboard for me to finish Thermopylae which deserves better craftsmanship than I have given it so far - - - I've reached the point where it should be dismantled right back to the point where the cackhandedness started or continue in the hope I can cover up the clumsiness. I'm veering towards dismantling; I don't think I can live with the shame of

dishonest work.

I'd like to see your Bluenose progress.

Aye, 

Tumbleweed


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Hello Sabre and welcome aboard,

Can you please tell us your name?

You will find that we share a lot of information on our builds. So feel free to look around and enjoy all the possibilities this forum has to offer you.

I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.

Regards,
Anja
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Kishmul

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Hi, You are not that far away from me (about 50 miles) and I completed an Artesania Bluenose around thirty years ago- a bit too long ago to comment on the current kit!

Welcome aboard.

Ken


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Oops, forgot about that.  

 

The Billing version was tempting but they wanted almost £20 for postage and being a miserable old git I would rather spend my hard earned cash else where.

 

My wanderings around this site have revealed some beautiful works of art.

 

Norman.


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mtaylor

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Hi Norman,

 

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Mark

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


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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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Kishmul

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Try Cornwall Model Boats for kits and much else. No financial link for me, but their delivery charges to the Highlands are  very acceptable.


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Thanks for the recommendation but the all the mouse clicking has been done and a Billings Bluenose off Amazon is on it's way north. 


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welcome to MSW Norman. All the best, Geoff. Btw. Caldercraft/JoTiKa are also worth having a look at!


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mikeaidanh

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Greetings Norman,

 

Long before Lossiemouth belonged to the RAF I had cause to get to know the Moray Firth area quite well. Happy days.

Best wishes for your upcoming build and your membership of this excellent forum.

 

Mike.


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Many moons ago I went to my first air show at Lossie and if memory serves me well it was towards the end of RNAS Lossiemouth days.   I can remember watching a Lightning taking off and going almost vertical within a couple of seconds of leaving the runway and later in the day possibly a Vulcan thundering skywards too.  Talking of Vulcans I remember seeing about six of them flying in a straight line way up at what could have been their cruising altitude and that would have been mid to late seventies flying over Inverness on a fine summer evening.


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