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Now I surfed around on your site long enough, without presenting me.

So her i go

My name is Bjørnar Svendsby and live in a small town in Norway called Halden.

My interests are everything with  model building

Like many others, I built models as a youth. And has begun again in old age.

I have projec on Gjøa, a Norwegian ship that sailed thrugh the northwest passageways in 1903- 1906. She was  many years in a park in San frasisco, before she was taken back to Norway and put in a museum. It will be a POF building so things take time. I've only managed to build some small parts. But to have a building that is slightly faster have I begun to build Chucks Cheerful.

Photos and maybe a log on either Gjøa or Cheerful come, but it will take a while. Gotta get my new leg in order first. Staying at a rehabilitation center for amputees  for a few weeks

 After reading much about pirate kits  here on this page, I told someone in my local model club about this. And we agreed to have this as a topic at the next meeting.

I will take with me the list of Banned Kit Manufacturers. And I will tell how they Operates, stealing drawings and stock kits that they sell as their own

 

Bjørnar Svendsby

 

written with the help of Google translate

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Bjønar

 

Welcome. As a member you will enjoy many more benefits. And YES nice of you to be aware of, and discussing with your members the problem of pirated/banned kits (:-)

 

Cheers,

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Welcome aboard Bjørnar,

 

I wish you all the best with your rehabilitation. Just take your time, we are not going anywhere.

 

Enjoy your stay here and I wish you smooth sailing with our gallant crew.

 

Regards,

Anja

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Welcome to MSW Bjønar!

 

Good to have you with us and active! You will enjoy this side of the group even more than just looking. Best of luck to you on both your projects and I look forward to seeing pictures of them when you get a chance.

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Hi

My company and myself are working on the Gjøa in Oslo at the moment, the original boat that is. For some of you it might be interesting to follow our blog where we come up with different information, old photos and so on. So far we have been working on the ceiling and the ice sheathing, but we'll soon install the original motor, make the companion hatch, fix the original anchor winch and install it on board again etc. Our page for the blogs is fartoyvern.com, or you can follow Hardanger Fartoyvernsenter on Facebook. 

 

Morten Hesthammer

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Hi Morten

It was very interesting. Do you think there could be a slight chance to get to see inside the boat.
Wondering about design details inside.

 

Bjørnar Svendsby

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Bjørnar,

Warm :sign:,

Enjoy your time here.

We are all here for one purpose, building ships, sharing our build logs and posting questions and answers.

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Thanks for welcomes and likes.

I am soon ready for some  workshop time again. My first rehabilitation after the leg lost is soon over. Tings is going quiet well.

So i am ready to " make sawdust" again. Have a pretty nice workshop, but need some long days to get rid of the chaos

And gradually some Gjøa pictures and maybe a building log will come

 

Bjørnar 

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Bjørnar,

Do you speak Swedish or Norwegian? Just wondering due to the location and closeness to Sweden.

Looks like 5-8 km to Swedish boarder.

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Hi Per

I speak both Norwegian and Swedish. But they are quit similar, except for local dialects.

 

Bjørnar

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Hi! It will be interesting to see a Norwegian build. I have never met another Norwegian modelbuilder, but i do know they are out there hiding in workshops. Im trying to find a club in Stavanger but, i dont think there is any. 

Im trying to gather local ship modelbuilders because of the Tall Ships races in 2018 held in Stavanger. The people arranging it are thinking about putting up an exhibition for modelships to be displayed. But without models that wont be easy:)

 

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Hi

There are several model clubs in south Norway. Do not know what is in Stavanger. Can try to find a list of Norwegian model clubs. There are also some Norwegian members of MSW

Will also talk about this at the next club meeting

 

Bjørnar Svendsby

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