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  1. Good afternoon, colleagues! I bring to your attention the test assembly of the new woodenkit from "MasterKorabel" Scale 1/72 The tender "AVOS" (in russian тендер "Авось") is the first ship of the Russian-American Company that was built in Alaska in Novo-Arkhangelsk in 1806 (now is Sitka, USA) The total length of the model is 42 centimeters 8 guns - 3 pound. Archival drawings of the tender "Avos" not preserved, unfortunately. But the Russian tenders are very similar to the English tenders. Russian shipbuilders used the English school. Therefore, designers "MasterKorabel" took as a basis one of the drawings from National Maritime Museum (Greenwich). In the basis - is Arrow (1823), a 10-gun single-masted Cutter, as designed and built by Captain Hayes. Tender "AVOS" was smaller in size than the "prototype". This drawing has undergone a change in length and width to match the basic dimensions of the tender "AVOS". As a result, the basis for a new theory and new circuits of hull. In short, this is a complete reconstruction of designers "MasterKorabel". So, here are the first photos
  2. I'll try to post my work in progress of my RC Mariefred from Nordic Class Boats. It's a kit declared as Rc running. But it is not so. Forgive the mistakes in English, if you prefer, I speak in italian language, let me know... But important above all is picts and picts ands yours comments and suggestions! Good
  3. There is never a lack of suggestions for new kits. The key point is to try and make kits that people want. The thread on MSW about kits you wished were made was helpful, but kind of all over the place. We have put together a list of potential kits we think might be interesting. So fill out the survey and send it to us by whichever means you like! 2014 Survey.pdf
  4. I would like to ask the community which model company puts out the best kit. I realize I will probably get several different answers to this question, but by asking everyone which one they feel is the best, one or two names should go to the top of the list. Your input will be appreciated. I have read some really bad reviews on some of the foreign made kits. It has been years since I built my last model ship so I am no longer in the know. I am retired now and have set up a shop just for model ship building. The only thing left is to order my kit. Thank you all in advance for your answers. Bandue
  5. This has been bugging me for a while, and I think I am not alone. Many of us has two or more kits waiting in wings. One thing I am concerned over is the waiting time for the keel and bulkheads to be assembled and start warping in our boxes. Would it be bad to have them assembled with supporting strings to keep everything aligned until it's time to continue the build? I hate to see good kits going warped (bad) even before started. Background to this question is that a while back I went through my upcoming build of MS Bluenose, noticing the laser cut piece for the keel was badly warped, I now have a new straight one in the box but don't want to bother ME again with new parts. Any inputs in this matter are valuable. Thank you
  6. I am interested in building a model of a Skipjack oyster boat. How does the Midwest Products kit compare with the Model Shipways Kit No. MS2032 in terms of completeness, quality of components and instructions, etc.? Are there "better" kits available than these two? While I am new to wood ship model building, I plan to build 1 or 2 simple wood models before tackling the Skipjack, so building skill should not be a problem. Thanks, in advance, for your help with this. Tony

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