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  1. Hello alfons ,

    Regarding your first ever model of a "Gloucester Fishing Schooner " , what was the actual name of that particular schooner ? Was it the "Smuggler "

    Thanks

    Mike

  2. Hello Roger , Thanks for your reply , can you tell me if HCs book shows you any actual plans of the various fishing schooners , that you could re size to a smaller model scale ? Thanks Mike
  3. Andy, As a matter of interest do yo think thee 1mm cedar would work as a secondary planking or would it be too thick? Thanks Mike
  4. Just goes to show what can be achieved (back in the day ) without all the mod cons that todays modelers have at their disposal ! Well done Mr Sims , wonder if he is still around .
  5. Yes Andy that would be appreciated, and thanks. Mike
  6. Hello Richard , And welcome , I am also from the UK I have also made various models on and off over the years and have recently got myself interested in POB boat modelling and find it not only interesting but also very therapeutic . Mike
  7. Hello all , After several changes of mind as to which model to build after my current build , because of the larger scale and the fact I really admire the various schooner versions , I have decided to go for Model Shipways " Glad Tidings " . I think I am skilled enough and would like to build an all wood version without any paint , using various types of woods for hull and Deck planking and cabins etc . Because I would like the woods to contrast nicely with each other and adding some extra deck furniture and make the effort to make it a hand down for my Grandson , I would like peoples thoughts and views on which woods would be good to use for the various parts of the build ? Thanks
  8. Don't know if you actually visit this site much now but absolutely great effort with the Glad Tidings , Been thinking about getting this kit myself and now your build has convinced me to go for it . Cheers from UK
  9. Hello Goop doopis, I am fairly new to wooden model boats, but by what I've learned so far some of the manufacturers especially from Europe don't supply really good instructions, so leaving the new modeler slightly confused and frustrated. Apparently Model Shipways provide good quality kits with understandable instructions. As to how historically accurate they are, you should wait for a member with more experience to tell you. Mike
  10. Thank you for your replies and information Guys .
  11. Hello All , Some more help needed . Regarding Model Shipways Pinky schooner "Glad Tidings " . I really like the shape and lines of this model but I also like a schooner with a more prominent (pointed ) bow or front . The Glad Tidings has a rounded bow with the protruding bowsprit , is it practical /possible to scratch build and fit a forepeak / beak under the bowsprit where I think I am right in saying a Figurehead may have been placed ? Thanks Mike
  12. Hello All , Can anyone on the forum tell me if the old Bluejacket " Smuggler " kit , around late 60s early 70s was made to the same scale as the ones today ? Also would they have included the Seine Dory in the kit ? Thanks Mike
  13. Thanks for your info John Mike
  14. OK Chris , I have read the article now regarding these banned fake companies and totally agree with you that they should not be made legitimate on MSW. I se it as a whole political can of worms once you question their morals . Mike

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