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Xebec 1:60 scale scratch build by mij

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Hi Michael

 

As long as I do some jobs in and outside the house, the Admiral is happy, and as the model is only 720mm long, I was able to work on her in doors at night, sitting with the Admiral.

 

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 mij

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Thanks Antony and Brian.

 

I will take the model to Christies (London) for Auction 

 

Regards

 

 mij

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Really . Why would you sell it ? Surely you would no recoup the hundreds of hours labour invested in the build ?

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Hi Brian

 

The hundreds of hours I put into a model, I get great pleasure. 

The cost is very low when you scratch build and the small return I get from the sale, The Admiral has half and my half gos towards tools and timber. 

I get the pleasure in building and others get the pleasure in looking.

 

Regards

 

 mij

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One would need a rather large house to keep all your models you build over the years.

I live in a small bungalow.

 

mij

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Excellent work and a stunning model Mij  B)  B) I am with you in that the decision to sell my models started originally with that I would need my own museum to keep them!Off the top of my head,I can't remember whether it is Bonhams or Christies,but one has a specialist maritime auction every six months.You may be able to realise more money at one of these.I know you don't do it for a living,but I am sure you would agree it would be nice to get as much as possible :) More wood,more tools ;) Are you planning on returning to Sussex now?(the ship,that is :D )Hopefully the glue unfriendly weather is behind us now :)

 

Kind Regards

 

Nigel

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Hi Nigel

 

I`ve always gone to Christies in the past, but Bonhams will be better for me, as I only live 19 miles south of Guildford.

I`ve enjoyed building the Xebec in the conservatory each evening, I`m with Admiral, so as long as I don`t make a mess, she is happy for me to continue my boat building there each night.

So the next model will be of the similar size to the Xebec.

 

mij

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Hi mij,

You could always have the best of both worlds and build Sussex POB and to a slightly smaller scale say 1/64 ;)

 

Kind Regards

 

Nigel

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Hi Nigel

 

Yes, that would be a good size, I shall sit down and see what I can do.

 

Regards

 

 mij

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I saw how you did your grating. Superior craftsmanship and I like the way you used exotics. Did you use the kit parts as a template to cut out in exotic woods? That is what it looks like to me. You taught me so much on this vessel. Since my grating is set to high at the stern and already glued I am not sure what to do. I will have to correct somehow....any advice??

 

You did very well and I am pleased you have taken your valued time to assist in my build.

 

John E

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Hi John

 

All I worked with was a set of drawings and everything was scratch built.

The carvings were my own design and were carved from box wood.

To loosen the grating area, try lifting the glued wood with a scalpel, But be very gentle.  

 

Good luck

 

 mij

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Hi. Sorry I can't address you by name, I can't make out whether it's mij or m with a character. Anyway, your scratch build of the Xebec is coming along just fine and I wondered if the record of my scratch build, logged in msw1, would be of use.

Aitch

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Sorry Michael. I didn't realise you had already finished your Xebec. Ignore my last post.

Aitch

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Very nice build - a very classy older warship

I will be staring to build my Amati Xebec in the next few months - I still have a lot left too do on my Occre Riverboat, but ,I am wondering if there are any English construction plans available and also, templates for the sail planfor the Xebec

Thank you

Don

dpjane@shaw.ca

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