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About maxship

  • Birthday 11/29/1945

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    Birmingham, UK
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    Model engineering, Photography, any thing mechanical , O and growing old disgracefully.

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  1. High Zappto I am using 2 jigs I have made One For The Vanguard the other for the Granado, they are constructed using box section aluminium obtained from B & Q here in the uk, its sold in meter lengths, the finger grips are made from 1/4" steel strip with nylon facings, the units are very good at keeping the keel straight during frame assemble and first planking, the Granado frame had a very slight curve after removal from the box, and due to the jig's alloy back bone this has now been corrected. the design enables you to complete the first planning nearly down to the keel before removal required. I have included a few photos, hope this may be of help. Mike
  2. First rate Model sir, I have just started mine so have a lot to aspire too, thanks for the photos, they do speak a thousand words. ATB
  3. maxship

    Hello from a newby

    thanks townpiper, have just been in contact with Constructo, as the rear Bounty brass etching had been damaged during production, they responded mucho quicko, and will be sending the replacement part free of charge, I like good companies, had too much truck with the other kind, look forward to seeing the photos of your HMS Bounty, reading through the pages of the forum, its nice to see folks helping one another, give us that feel good factor.
  4. maxship

    Hello from a newby

    Thanks for the welcome, every little helps, as the Duchess said while bailing out the life boat with a tea cup.
  5. High all from the middle of the GB, thank you for allowing me to join you, I am just starting out building a Constructo HMS Bounty 1:50 scale, that is after I finish some decorating, when the workshop calls who can resist, I was looking for a ship model to undertake before commencing a model of the Royal Caroline by Panart, to get up to speed with planking etc, hence the Bounty, When looking for a suitable model I found an online gaming supplier selling a few Constructo kits and they had six in stock, they were selling them for less than half normal price £89.99 instead of £179.00, big saving yes, the kit is fine with all the usual bits, and a very detailed instructions and drawings, including a full colour manual, I have no connection with this company, other than the purchase of the model so for anyone interested the are called Gameseek, and they reside here in the UK. The paint brush calls.

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