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Tim Curtis

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  • Birthday 11/21/1972

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  1. Rattlesnake by KenW

    Ken. This is magnificent. What a treasure. Thanks for your build log and these wonderful photos of the finished product. Something for us to aim at. Tim
  2. la belle.jpg

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. Tim
  3. Master Korabel Phoenix Brigantine 1/72

    Hey everyone, thanks for the likes. Just to be clear, the photos are not of my build, but someone elses. Sorry for misleading folk...not intended. Just wanted to give an idea of what the kit looked like made. I am yet to start...but I am really impressed with the kit I have received. Tim
  4. I recently purchased the Master Korabel Phoenix Brigantine kit (I bought the plus version that includes the ships boat, higher quality wood and blocks) for a bit under $200 US. Shipping to Australia from Russia was prompt and not too expensive. Its quality is truly excellent, and value for money extraordinary. High quality plans and level of detail is amazing. Planking is all precut to shape. Brilliant little "models within a model" of ships boat, windlass, pumps, cannons, binnacle, anchors, lantern etc. 10 different types of thread of different thickness and colour. I love the scribed deck planking veneer. Beautifully done to include curved planks and treenails. Massive time saver, and much better than anything I could do at 1/72 scale. The blocks are CNC milled. Photo etch brass sheets of highest quality. There are also thirteen very clear online tutorials on youtube for each stage of its build. See an example here: https://youtu.be/c3MmCMmNK2s Good overview of its contents here: https://youtu.be/1ITBzejbDbA For a someone time poor and without lots of experience, I suggest its the best kit on the market. Its not a big model, plans are very detailed, and the unusual extra assistance with hull planking and deck planking should be a big time saver. And value for money is superb. Below are some photos, sadly not of my build...but to illustrate the quality of the kit. From a build log of a russian chap here: https://www.shipmodeling.ru/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=70434 Tim
  5. Adam I suggest you include Master Korabel. I recently purchased their Phoenix Brigantine kit (I bought the plus version that includes the ships boat, higher quality wood and blocks) for a bit under $200 US. Its quality is truly excellent, and value for money extraordinary. There are also thirteen very clear online tutorials on youtube for each stage of its build. See an example here: https://youtu.be/c3MmCMmNK2s. For a someone time poor and without lots of experience, its the best kit on the market. Good review of its contents here https://youtu.be/1ITBzejbDbA Below are some photos...not mine. Tim
  6. Old Bluejacket shipcrafters Bluenose

    I also have this kit sitting on the shelf which I picked up on ebay for not much. It includes the usual Bluejacket wonderful highly detailed cast fittings. The solid hull is great and does not need much work. I plan to slice it up to create a plank on frame model. Plans are old and not the best. If you compare them to photos of bluenose in the Nova Scotia archives, there are quite alot of inaccuracies. Winch is nothing like the original. So the kit is a great starting point, but will need extra work. T
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