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About DavidM

  • Birthday 02/20/1948

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  1. From the album HM Schooner Ballahoo by DavidM

    Ballahoo was created over a two year period and is my first build. I've been significantly helped along the way (certainly in the initial stages of the build) by Eamonn (egkb) and during the rigging phase by the Ballahoo build-log of Jim Smits. The basic Caldercraft kit has been enhanced (within the limits of my very basic skill level) to deck furniture and the rigging. Once my current DIY house project has finished I intend to start a Sherbourne build.
  2. I made a small donation to MSW a few weeks ago but will now sign-up for NRG membership. As a novice builder I could not have made it this far without MSW and some very special, extremely helpful, members. By the way, Chuck, I've just received my blocks and deadeyes from your company and they are excellent quality and extremely good value for money. I'll be after some rope for my next build!
  3. Postman has just delivered my first order (blocks and deadeyes) from the Syren Ship Model Company. They look very impressive!
  4. The courier has just arrived and I'm now the proud owner of a serving machine 2.0 from Alexey. It's only taken five days to get from Belarus to South Yorkshire, England - incredible! David
  5. Hi Bindy, Many thanks for your warm welcome. This is an amazing website; the quality of the articles and the helpfulness of the members has been fantastic. I've started to build the Ballahoo but, being a complete novice, had I been forced to rely on the kit plan and instructions I would have either given up or ended up with a complete mess of a build. Currently, I seem to be progressing very well, and learning a lot, and most of it is down to the helpfulness of the members. Happy modelling, Kind Regards, David
  6. Hi Nigel, I've only just noticed your 'welcome' post, apologies for that. I've not yet decided on a build-log as I've been getting a lot of help and support from Eamonn's Ballahoo build-log (including your helpful advice and comment) and Eamonn has been very generously giving me valuable hints and tips through the messenger system. Kind Regards, David
  7. Hi everyone. Many thanks for your warm welcome and wise words. Once I've developed more understanding and confidence I'll have a think about a build log - but that might be some time in the future. Kind Regards, David
  8. Hi everyone, I'm a recently retired gent from South Yorkshire, England. I've no previous experience in modelling or craft work and very new to nautical terminology - so my learning curve is very steep! However, as I'm retired I've got time on my hands. I rather rashly (in hindsight I'm now not too sure that it's suitable for my complete novice stage?) ordered the HM Schooner Ballahoo and it's just arrived! Cue excitement tempered with lots of "Oh what have I done!". I've already introduced myself to Eamonn at his Ballahoo log build and he's been very welcoming and supportive. I've also started to plough through the many excellent articles from members on this site so, currently, my brain is in overdrive with all things nautical. Kind Regards, David