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Bill Morrison

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About Bill Morrison

  • Birthday 02/18/1954

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    New London, CT
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    Ships of all periods, modeling in wood, plastic, resin, or beef bones (if that is all I have!)

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  1. Revenge by drobinson02199 -- FINISHED -- Amati

    David, This is a beautiful model! You did an outstanding job! Bill
  2. 1:85 Scale H.M.S. Pandora by Constructo

    Craig, Please send me your address at the email address above so that I can send you the figurehead. Bill
  3. 1:85 Scale H.M.S. Pandora by Constructo

    I bought them from an online store on eBay. I forget their name but they constantly have new Constructo kits, including HMS Warrior. I bought the HMS Prince and La Flore from them several months ago. They currently have the Artesania Latina French Frigate Hermione at a sale price. Please send me a pm with your mailing address and I will send the Pandora figurehead. I just checked eBay. The seller to whom I refer is called trainz. There are other shops selling Constructo products as well. My only concern about the Pandora kit is the shape of the bow and forecastle. It seems too sharp. The AoTS diagrams show a more rounded appearance based on other British designs. However, with no evidence to the contrary, I would challenge anyone to say categorically that the kit design is inaccurate. I, too like Constructo. Their kits are fun to build. Bill
  4. 1:85 Scale H.M.S. Pandora by Constructo

    Craig, I have an extra figurehead for this kit if you'd like it. Also, has Constructo really gone out of business? I just bought their recently re-released kit of the HMS Prince and the La Flore. Please let me know. Bill
  5. best kits

    Is the issue of the existence of San Felipe resolved? The last that I have read is that there is no solid evidence either way, which would make a model of her questionable in detail. There is, however, a record of a three-deck ship-of-the-line in Spanish service between 1732 and 1750 named "Real Felipe" that seems to closely approximate the Panart model of San Felipe. There are no contemporary paintings or drawings of the ship, simply illustrations of the ship made by artists after she was broken up. The illustrations differ in detail, but general appearance seems consistent. The model is close. Therefore, the kit of the Felipe can be said to be a close approximation of the Real Felipe. The ship history contained in the kit is incorrect, as is the case with so many kits. The ship did not exist in 1690; 1732 seems more probable. I would build the kit if that is the one that appeals to you. Bill Morrison
  6. Greetings!  I am a contributor to MSW who builds both wood and plastic ship models from kits.  I wanted to reach out to you in order to assure you that there are many of us who do so and greatly appreciate well-made and painted plastic kits.  In fact, there is a section on the forums dedicated to plastic ship kits.  Please, feel free to contact me to discuss ships we have built!  I would welcome such a conversation with you.


    Bill Morrison

  7. Wow! Another thief and fraud. Unfortunately, it's all too believable. It's also sickening! Bill