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  1. Hi all I am still trying to work out my next major project I still want to build a POF model rather than the usual POB kits that I buy. I was browsing through E bay and found a part built Swift kit and thought it would make a good quick filer I put a £50 bid in it and won it for £45 !! bargain The kit arrived safely but the previous builder had made a bit of a mess the main bulkhead was bent the mast supports were in the wrong place but nothing ventured nothing gained so I broke the backbone in two added more supports and glued back together Next job was the deck this has quite a camber to it so loads of string and clamping methods were needed to get it to sit on the bulkheads correctly The 1st planking was so poor in quality I think it was just pine that it broke at the slightest bend so that made some nice paint stirrers ! and I used some pieces of walnut I had in stock I know it seems a shame to use it and then cover it up but when needs must
  2. Thanks Mike I will take a look at them I am also looking at Model Shipways Syren but the $100 post charge puts me off I am hoping Chuck will eventually get his HMS Winchelsea kit up and running Andy
  3. Yes Mike I like caldercraft I have already finished Agamemnon and mars I fancy an admarlry style plank on frame but kits seen to be non existent here in the UK And as I said being a backroom builder with neighbors all the noise scratch build might causeproblems Andy Griffith
  4. Thanks for the encouragement I am not sure about the next project Mike I fancy a pof model but not sure if I have the talent to do it justice I also am a back room modeler so all the sanding and sawing wouldn't go down well with the neighbors Any ideas ??
  5. ITS FINISHED sorry I haven't been posting I bet you all thought another half built model gathering dust I much prefer to build rather than photograph Hope you like any comments good or bad would be great Andy
  6. Thanks for the information Jeff Maybe there's a business opportunity for someone to start producing Bob's kits again ?
  7. thanks for the information blue jacket Unfortunately they seem to be another U.S. company that don't reply to my e mail Has anyone had dealings with the royal shipyard plymouth ? They list several kits but don't seem to reply either Is it just me :’-(
  8. Hi Thanks for all your suggestions I have tried the lumberyard and Plymouthships but neither have replied yet maybe they are both having a bad day Scroll saw is a good idea for cutting out the frames maybe I shall have to invest in one I already have proxxon bench saw and band saw so an e mail to Germany seems best way to go
  9. Hi having built several plank on bulkhead kits I would now like to build a plank on frame kit something along the lines of hms victory navyboard style my problem is I don't have any method to mill or cut out the parts I live in a flat and the noise wouldn't be very friendly to others living in the block does anyone know of a kit manufacturer hopefully in the uk that could help Thanks Andy
  10. a few more pictures I am still not sure weather to paint the hull white as per instructions but it seems a waste to cover all the planking
  11. thanks for the comments Patrick I know how helpful all can be on the site I have found this and the mark1 version to be of great help I just hope that my work can do justice to the excellent models shown
  12. Hi hope I am doing this correctly I have built several models but this is my first attempt at a build log ] I hope you like my work any criticism will be welcome Andy
  13. Some of my models please feel free to comment
  14. Any and all even the foam safe non oder types Spent a fortune trying different types Humidifier in the room helps but doesn't cure
  15. Hi has anyone found a cure to CA allergy? I only have to use for a couple of minutes and I suffer for the next 2 days

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