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About Charter33

  • Birthday 01/21/1956

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    Berkshire, UK
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    Model ships -especially HMS Victory (Caldercraft)
    Live steam locomotives
    R/C Aircraft
    Classic motorcycles

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  1. Ship paintings

    Hi Jim, Your talents seem to have no limit. Love your latest post - my father worked on the electronics in Shackletons when serving in the RAF - he used to refer to them as 10,000 rivets flying in loose formation ...... Cheers, Graham
  2. Ropewalk

    Thank's for starting this thread, Derek, and for re-posting the link to your own design, Steve. I was contemplating having a go at making a rope walk and this has given me the final nudge to get started. I recently put together my own serving machine based on modified Lego gears as little diversion from copper cladding the hull of my Victory build. There's a real sense of achievement when it all comes together and works ...... Cheers, Graham.
  3. Ship paintings

    Superb work Jim. I love the detail and the 'atmosphere' you instill in your work. I particularly appreciate your depiction of Bucklers Hard - one of my most favorite places in the New Forest. Thank's for sharing them. Graham.
  4. Terrified

    Hi and a big welcome! I was not familiar with your choice for a first build so I've just looked it up on Google. I'm sure you will find that it will be a rewarding and satisfying project, especially with your previous modelling experience. I was in a similar position to you and convinced myself that I'd taken on a project far beyond my abilities. I then learned two essential lessons: firstly you never know what you can achieve unless you have a go, and secondly that this site is in a class of it's own when it comes to the support and guidance available. Best advice is to start your own build log - and if a challenge arises just ask. There are so many talented builders here keen to help others succeed. Good luck! Graham.
  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Hi, I've finished the garden gates and spent the afternoon installing them: Deadline met and the Boss (Admiral) is delighted. Time to get back to the 'shipyard' ..... Cheers, Graham.