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About pirozzi

  • Birthday 01/01/1943

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    Carson City, Nevada USA
  • Interests
    Wood Ship Modelling. Tall Ships

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  1. Never too late.

    Welcome aboard mate! Vince P.
  2. New to forum

    Welcome aboard mate. Vince P.
  3. New member from France.

    Welcome aboard mate! I too was a medic for 38 years before I retired. Vince P.
  4. Royal William by Vince P. Euromodel 1/70 scale as of 09/13/17 The hull is basically completed including the chain wales and deck fittings and the long boat. I have started on the masting. The jib boom on the bowsprit will be added after the foremast to minimize the possibility of breaking it off when rotating the ship for rigging. Most of the gunport lids will be added later. This project has taken me almost 4 years so far. Probably another 1 to 1-1/2 years to go. This is without a doubt the most challenging project ever for me. It is also the most fun I have had in this hobby as well. Vince P. Link to build log is below. http://modelshipworl...+royal +william
  5. Welcome aboard mate! I hail from the northwest and just a little south of you in Carson City, Nevada. Vince P.
  6. P1080814.JPG

    Nicely done. Vince P.
  7. IMG 1816

    Great work. Very nice ship. Vince P.
  8. 그림19

    Very nice work. Vince P.
  9. HMS Bounty

    Very nice planking job!
  10. Syren

    Very nice work. Vince P.
  11. pict0399

    Hi Jack, You didn't say what version of the kit you have. It has been around for over 35 years and there are several versions out there. The very latest version was redone in 2008. If you have laser cut parts including the gunport templates, it is probably the newest version. The instruction booklet for the new version is available free from Mantua. Go to: www.mantuamodelhelp.com and you can down load the whole manual plus the part number templates for all of the laser cut plywood sheets. I had made 2 extra sets of plans, but gave both away on this forum to other modelers who needed them. There should be 9 sheets of plans labeled "2008". You could try contacting Mantua, but good luck because they do not ever answer requests. I would try "Ages of Sail" out of California. They are the main Mantua distributor in the USA and they can get most anything related to Mantua, I did not use the plans at all for the rigging since they are very limited and not authentic. I used several rigging books that dealt with the real SOS and a few excellent websites that show detailed photos of museum quality builds of the SOS. A builder named "Doris" has a gallery here on MSW on her build which is as good as it gets. She can supply dozens of photos of the SOS with realistic rigging for both the ship with and without sails. When you are ready, I can supply you with the website addresses and the names of the rigging books I used. Good Luck, Vince
  12. CIMG3106

    Very nice work. Intricate detail at its finest. Vince P.
  13. pict0421

    Thanks. I had about 2-1/2 years into her with an average of about 2-3 hours per day. That does not include the amount of time spent on research which amounts to several hundred hours. Vince P.
  14. This is the basic Mantua kit with many extras added and major modifications to the rigging.