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Hello, I don't know if I'm a new member or not!

I say that because I can't find the serious model ship building forum I used to belong to and don't recognise this one.  The one I used to belong to had sections coveringsmall craft and a lot more than this one does.

Would I be right in assuming this is a renewed version of that previous forum or is this a new one entirely and the old one has disappeared, like so much of a model ship nature on the 'Net.?

 

My interests are entirely inshore craft, workboats and classic speedboats. I am not remotely interested in Militaria of any kind, so I won't last long here, but techniques are often interesting and informative.  

 

I am currently building a 1/16th scale model of my old Victorian Cutter, "Vanity" and after that will be fitting out an ancient GRP hull my friend gave me which we believe is of the Royal Yacht "Bloodhound".

 

Martin

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Welcome! If it floats, someone here is building or has built it. Search YouTube for video on the craft and vessels. Have you done and steam boats? Great Lakes vessels?

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Thanks for the welcome....if that is relevant, as I may have been here before.  Has the format changed in the last year or so?

I'm in England David and I am a terrible tub thumper. I just can't do foreign stuff.  OK, ships are not so bad as cars and railways and of course, mahogany speedboats are almost unheard of over here, except for imported ones.  So it is indeed, to America and especially Canada that I turn for subject matter.  But my liking for inshore craft is strictly Edgar March.  I always fancied a round the coast collection of indigenous inshore craft in 1/4" scale.

 

Cheers,

Martin

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Thanks for the welcome, Eddie.  I may go quiet in the winter as I only do boats in the summer months in the, so far, feeble hope I'll get one afloat!  But the truth is, I probably don't actually care if they float or not. In which case I have some very big boats hanging around!

 

Martin

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Well, I know of several ship modeling forums that have met their demise over the years, but ours isn't one of them, though we have survived one major server crash and several software upgrades. I can also assure you that we are quite serious about modeling and welcome all kinds of builds of whatever subject and in whatever medium. Small craft, work boats, inshore vessels -- they're all good.

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I think it must have been when this one merged with NRG.  It certainly has fewer separate sections than the one I was thinking of and does seem to be the definitive serious ship model forum.

 

Oh well, everything, it seems, changes, for good or bad or no apparent reason at all!

 

Martin

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Welcome aboard Martin,

 

Feel free to look around and enjoy all the possibilities this forum has to offer you.

I wish you smooth sailing with our gallant crew.

 

Regards,

Anja

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Thanks for the welcomes, folks.  Here's a deck light made for the working model of Vanity.

Dovetailed joints on the casing and mortice and tenon joint on the lids.

Cuban Mahogany, 2 coats of cellulose sanding sealer, ready now for varnish.

 

Cheers,

Martin

 

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Martin, Warm welcome to MSW.

Many of us has been involved with MSW for a long time and experienced coming and going of members.

The big crash back in 2013 where all was lost, at least what we thought. Some was recovered thanks to members that had build logs saved on their own computers.

Now it's time for you to start a build log. As we all look forward to see your build.

 

Once again, :sign:

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Thanks for the very nice welcome.

As to a build log I don't know. I don't like to promise something then not deliver because I'm busy with other things which often happens. And as I said, I don't tend to do much on boats in the Winter, although my intention to make 1/4" scale inshore craft might change that as they won't be for use, just display I do have a Norfolk Wherry started and a model of our wooden canal boat, on which we lived for 5 years and cruised the British Midland canals. She was wooden right through, "but not as we know it, Jim"  A wooden boat, massively built with a kelson, but no keel!   Where we had to make our own water proofing from pitch, tar, horse poo and cow hair!

Also, the hull is a bit of a mess as it was knocked up quickly and as it has to be black, like all good English yachts it will be epoxied, filled, etc. Not something to see.  But I could do a log of all the other bits. I have an outdoor shed where the hull is and an indoor workshop where I do anything that takes my fancy, like the above decklights and the masts and spars.

I made the gaff jaws and saddle last night, but must wait till I complete my minidrill stand before drilling them.  I started making a ropemaking machine today, but have no way of drilling vertical holes......actually, it's just occurred to me.....I can drill them on the lathe against a pad in the tailstock!  Haha, off we go then.

Cheers,

Martin

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I should have said....if you can take something of a Maverick, then I'll stick around.  I worked as a professional modelmaker for years till I retired and still keep my hand in, so I might have strange ways, as Gentle Giant used to sing, so sweetly.

 

Cheers,

Martin

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Hi Martin, and welcome from Down Under :) .

 

If you're looking specifically for Small Craft you can use the Search facility to bring up all those that the Builder has labelled in their Titles (a recommendation for the various types of either construction or type) by going to either the Kit Build Log page or the Scratchbuild Log page, typing "small" in the Search Bar, and then selecting the "Search only in Titles" option. This will bring up every Small Craft Log. Here's the LINK to the Scratchbuilt Small Craft Logs to save you the trouble. There are currently 66 Small Craft Logs in the Scratchbuilt Forum, and another 90 in the Kit Built Forum.

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Dan,
thanks for the link. I shall be going through that lot later.I wonder why so many opt for the HMS style of boat/ship when over on Gaff Rig International, people rave in great numbers about the simple elegance of a Galway
Hooker or a Falmouth Quay Punt, a Leigh Peter Boat or a Tollesbury Smack. 
Or how about the unusual, almost odd nature of a Norfolk wherry, a Shetland Sixareen or a North Eastern Coble?  So much variety, so much interesting specialisation and local design and build practices. Lines drawings in Edgar March's books, photos everywhere.
 
Jutta thought, Eccles, as the Goons would have said.
Martin
 
PS, this post didn't appear, but came back to my e-mail account as a "Mailer Daemon"!!  How could that happen?
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40 minutes ago, M.R.Field said:

PS, this post didn't appear, but came back to my e-mail account as a "Mailer Daemon"!!  How could that happen?

That's odd, perhaps you need to look at your Notification settings in your Profile. I really don't know :( .

 

:cheers:  Danny

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That's the one! Thanks, James. I thought it was blue too!

That site had more sections, including a small boat section, I seem to remember.

 

Anyway, thanks for the confirmation.

 

Cheers,

Martin

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Martin, the staff made a decision (based in part on member feedback) to consolidate some of the topic categories, as the side menu was getting a bit unwieldy.

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