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  1. Plans are to finishWivern by June 11th are things running to schedule for completion of hms wivern by the day after tomorrow, 11th june, 2019?
  2. it is now a race against time, and lots of modellers will be looking forward to seeing both boats finished, in spite of all the delays and setbacks!
  3. you could call it a barque or you could call it a schooner - but as it is neither one nor the other it comes into the class of "jackass barque"! 😀
  4. have run out of ideas - not even convinced that in the image sails are set from them, although when I first saw it, I thought they were - but on looking closely - they could be large flags - but must stress that I have really no idea -
  5. Leon didnt have one as far as I know, but here is one anyway https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=brig+chance+aground&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=bkQAYtEFtyIJAM%3A%2C7UfnwakDRZjnHM%2C_&usg=__JKWbpxW35qE7RO4XWyxNPjJJJKM%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf5dq-i5XcAhWsI8AKHddGAHsQ9QEIMDAB#imgrc=bkQAYtEFtyIJAM:
  6. The sailing ship at the Falkands was the Norwegian full rigged ship Spangereid that was originally the British ship Fairport! Enter "sailing ship spangereid" in Google search and you will find images of it as Fairport and also as Spangereid.
  7. http://blog.twmuseums.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/B9567gEuterpecompass1.jpg Is it here (Different ship)
  8. hello - is the bottled shipbuilder site still around? - can't access it - a while since i looked! !
  9. It was that colour - black, white, red! glad i dont have that sort of patience though
  10. Not sure, but I don't think so! Think I have heard something about them somewhere!!!!
  11. you are quite right Cog . but i was hoping to learn something from a skilled model ship constructor , but i am to old and impatient . i am now cutting down on my internet use and, as you say, going to do something else
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