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Announcing the Model Ship World Ship Kit Database Project


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#101
dunbharra

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Hi SkerryAmp,

 

Brilliant concept well executed.

 

I am a SQL and VB programmer so if need any help just shout.

 

Have just discoverd MSW now and your datbase was my first port of call.

 

Keep up the good work

 

Mick


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Hey guys,

 

First - thank you all for your incredible patience..   I have not dissappeared nor have I abadoned any projects.   What has happened is a combination of Work (promotion, merger, reorg  you get the gist),  School (finishing my B.S degree, wraps up in September and rather than it getting easier the load is getting heavier) AND health (my wife and I are a bit on the heavy side so have been doing Thai Kickboxing and with the nice weather getting out when time permits:  Just got our yellow belts :10_1_10: ).   Combine those with just the normal have to acknowledge my family from time to time and there has not been much time for much else.

 

I am so thrilled folks are using the  database, and priomise updates will be coming.

 

Sygreen - am very sorry,  those pages are coming and were on deck but have not gotten back to them.

 

Any way, these are not excuses mind you - just explanation ,  again thanks for bearing with the delay... but it is not a dead project and will be getting some life breathed into it :D

 

Thanks all!!!


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-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

Willie L Bennett - Model Shipways (1:32) POF

MayFlower - Model Shipways (5/32"=1') POB
Blue Shadow - Mamoli Revolutionary War Brigantine. (Fict) (1:64) POB (Recommissioned as the Kara June)

USRC Harriet Lane - Model Shipways (1:128) Solid Hull

Santa Maria - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

 

On The Shelf Waiting so Patiently

 

USRC Ranger - Corel (1:50) POB

18th Century Longboat - Model Shipways (1:4) POF

Hunter - Mamoli (Missing parts:  My Upcomming Scratch n Bash Project)

La Nina - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

U.S Brig Syren - Model Shipways (1:64) POB

 

Completed Builds

 

Phantom NY Pilot Boat - Model Shipways (1:96) Solid Hull

 

The Wish List (Someday - hopefully)

 

Model Shipways - Rattlesnake

OcCre - La Candelaria

Model Shipways - U.S.S Constitution

Model Shipways - Niagara

Artesania Latina - La Pinta

Model Shipways - Charles W. Morgan

Something Scratchbuilt - not sure what yet, will cross that bridge when I get the nerve! :huh:

 


#103
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Great job. One mistake I found: the WASA is swedish not swiss.....

 

Yeah, there are a few of those - I have no idea what I was thinking; will be addressing those =)

This may be a very stupid question .

I have been searching the Ship Kit Database  and every ship shows that the page is under construction

Are there ANY ships that have any real information in it???

 

What am I doing wrong??

 

 

Nothing at all, right now the details are on the main page;  those pages with the overworked cat will be where the information is moved to in order to clean up the wall of information on the search list.

 

 

Hi SkerryAmp,

 

Brilliant concept well executed.

 

I am a SQL and VB programmer so if need any help just shout.

 

Have just discoverd MSW now and your datbase was my first port of call.

 

Keep up the good work

 

Mick

 

I will keep you in mind =)   My first order of business when i get back to it is moving it to MVC, I think it will help maintaining and updating it much much easier!!  But definately may tap you for some database advice- not my strongest point and am sure I will run into a few what the heck situations =)


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-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

Willie L Bennett - Model Shipways (1:32) POF

MayFlower - Model Shipways (5/32"=1') POB
Blue Shadow - Mamoli Revolutionary War Brigantine. (Fict) (1:64) POB (Recommissioned as the Kara June)

USRC Harriet Lane - Model Shipways (1:128) Solid Hull

Santa Maria - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

 

On The Shelf Waiting so Patiently

 

USRC Ranger - Corel (1:50) POB

18th Century Longboat - Model Shipways (1:4) POF

Hunter - Mamoli (Missing parts:  My Upcomming Scratch n Bash Project)

La Nina - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

U.S Brig Syren - Model Shipways (1:64) POB

 

Completed Builds

 

Phantom NY Pilot Boat - Model Shipways (1:96) Solid Hull

 

The Wish List (Someday - hopefully)

 

Model Shipways - Rattlesnake

OcCre - La Candelaria

Model Shipways - U.S.S Constitution

Model Shipways - Niagara

Artesania Latina - La Pinta

Model Shipways - Charles W. Morgan

Something Scratchbuilt - not sure what yet, will cross that bridge when I get the nerve! :huh:

 


#104
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thank you for doing this - there is a lot of information here

 

My pleasure;  I can't contribute much in the way of advice yet so this is my way of contributing what I can for a great site!

Thanks for the looks and the likes :)

 

Hi there! You going to be adding Aeropiccola and other defunct kit builders so that we might also seek out some old out of production kits? ;)

 

 

I have toyed with the idea of defunct kits and companies - that would be another effort I am afraid as it is a bit more open ended and harder to track down. Not out of  the question, but lower in the priorities at the moment.  Sorry :(

 

Adam,    We all know that the only way to avoid mistakes, to say nothing of criticism, is to do nothing.  I think what you are doing is a great service to the model community and i, for one, appreciate it, expect to benefit from it and don't much care it it is not "perfect", whatever that means, since that is an entirely subjective term anyway.  Thanks for doing it.

 

Thanks Fred, I appreciate that!  Very much so and you are very welcome :)

 

A disclaimer in a footer on each page should free the website and developer from legal issues.

 

Yeah, probobly a good idea, I agree =)

 

Please check the entry for the "Wasa" from Billing Boats, the nation is Swedish not Swiss.

:cheers:

 

Yep - my mistake and will fix it when I get back in there, thanks!


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-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

Willie L Bennett - Model Shipways (1:32) POF

MayFlower - Model Shipways (5/32"=1') POB
Blue Shadow - Mamoli Revolutionary War Brigantine. (Fict) (1:64) POB (Recommissioned as the Kara June)

USRC Harriet Lane - Model Shipways (1:128) Solid Hull

Santa Maria - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

 

On The Shelf Waiting so Patiently

 

USRC Ranger - Corel (1:50) POB

18th Century Longboat - Model Shipways (1:4) POF

Hunter - Mamoli (Missing parts:  My Upcomming Scratch n Bash Project)

La Nina - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

U.S Brig Syren - Model Shipways (1:64) POB

 

Completed Builds

 

Phantom NY Pilot Boat - Model Shipways (1:96) Solid Hull

 

The Wish List (Someday - hopefully)

 

Model Shipways - Rattlesnake

OcCre - La Candelaria

Model Shipways - U.S.S Constitution

Model Shipways - Niagara

Artesania Latina - La Pinta

Model Shipways - Charles W. Morgan

Something Scratchbuilt - not sure what yet, will cross that bridge when I get the nerve! :huh:

 


#105
Jparsley

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where do we access this data base



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There's a link on the main MSW page. Just after the Model Expo ad and just before the "Monitored by Securi" link.

There's also a link in Adam's first message at the start of this thread.


Edited by CaptainSteve, 16 September 2015 - 09:28 AM.

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thanks captain steve  i found it  great to have that information     now if we had the pros and cons for these kits  like which ones arent in english  lol


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#108
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Does anybody knows anything about the Altaya french ship model kits,just found out the existence of them!!??
http://www.altaya.fr...ign-of-the-seas

http://www.altaya.fr...sme/l-ambitieux

Edited by zoly99sask, 22 November 2015 - 06:36 AM.

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WaltB

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i see no dates on content/comments past late 2013. Is this project still underway? i went to the database and found a lot of good info, but many, many pages not yet completed. Status?

WaltB


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Patience, patience; slow and easy makes the model.


#110
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Hi, are you going to be listing discontinued kits? only reason i ask is that people may have information that is valuble as they often come up on web sites for sale.


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Is it only wooden ships/boats or will you be entering plastic, resin, and metal too?


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IJN Musashi [Tamiya] 1:350

 

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a kit can fall out of production at any time.........difficult to tell.   it takes quite a bit of time for any kit to deplete really,  depending how saturated it is in the market place.   one of the scary things,  in purchasing a kit from like E-bay and such,  is that the kit may not contain some....or even all of the instruction sheets.  it's too bad that including these in the database,  could result in some serious repercussions.  

 

to date......the most common ship kit {that I know of} that suffers from lost instruction sheets,  is a plastic kit....and that is the Revell Cutty Sark 1:96.  I posted them on my Blogger blog site,  so folks can acquire them  {I have gotten quite a few requests}.  every kit that I build,  be it wood or plastic,  I save the instruction sheets.   most manufacturers also post the instruction sheets as well......although some do not include sheets like rigging and profile diagrams.

 

I believe Adam is limiting this to only wood kits......to add other gender kits would expand the list tremendously.  great job so far Adam.......just browsed through and am amazed with how many are here!  :)


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finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed / semi scratch dual build

 

on the table:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch





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