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  1. Hello from UK

    Hi John Welcome to the forum from just up the road in Asenby near Thirsk. Happy Building Nigel
  2. Full Hull

    Absolutely stunning Mobyone!!Not many framed models of Royal Caroline about.
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    Great model of a ship whose owner was one of the biggest influences on ship modeling in the eastern hemisphere!! Kind Regards Nigel
  4. UK Timber Suppliers

    I would just like to give a 'heads up' to anyone in the UK looking for quality timber.I had a nice chat with a fellow that runs a company based in Norfolk.He supplies various timbers for modelers,but does not supply box or Ebony.I have ordered some Pear from him for one of my current builds.Finding Pear in the UK is awkward when you don't possess a sawmill to reduce planks down to modelling sizes.He keeps a quantity on stock,but tells me larger orders will be delayed a little as this will necessitate cutting to order.Everything is thickness sanded not just saw cut.I did discuss with him the possibility of supplying a 'timbering package' in the future as I do have HMS Sussex to build,fully framed.The frames work out at 9/32 inch thick and he does say for a large order custom cutting and thickness sanding is not a problem.I have no connection to the company,i just want to pass on the details as he comes across as being a 'breath of fresh air' for modelers in the UK wanting more exotic timbers,mainly Pear.He doesn't have a fancy 'add to cart' website preferring to take card details by phone.Here is the link which lists the 'stock' sizes of what he offers. http://www.twigfolly.com/ Kind Regards Nigel
  5. I received my copy of the DVD today after a short wait for it to come from the USA.In a nutshell and Australian film crew spent 8 weeks filming with Dr Mike in his workshop.Michael Bezverhny is a Russian master modelmaker who at the time this DVD was produced,was the only modeler to ever score a perfect 500/500 in the world shipmodeling championships.He is actually a fully qualified heart surgeon who earns more money building ships to commission.I only actually stumbled on this DVD by per chance when looking at Dr Mike's work on the internet.I do thank Brian C for confirming it was well worth the purchase as he already had a copy.This DVD is by no means a new release,but doesn't appear to have been mentioned here before. The DVD is just over three hours long and rather than actually following the build of a specific model,Dr Mike demonstrates various techniques used throughout the build process,however is work in progress build 'Rivoli' is used many times to illustrate where the various techniques apply. Don't expect a Steven Spielberg production as the editing is amateurish and a little disjointed in places,however the is nothing amateurish about the work being demonstrated.On the whole,any builder whatever there level of experience will learn something from this DVD.My only disappointment was that Dr Mike's hot melt adhesive technique for hull plating wasn't shown. So if you fancy an insight into how IMHO one of the finest,if not the finest model shipbuilders in the world does it,this is well worth a look. Details can be found at www.modelshipbuildingsecrets.com I am in no way affiliated with the production company involved,just a happy customer. Kind Regards Nigel

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