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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 "



  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
  15. I don't know if it is permitted to discuss on this forum, but I have seen many Chinese / Russian sellers on Ebay and Ali Express selling reproduction pob boat kits , and wonder how they can be sold so cheaply . Has anyone here had any experience of buying and constructing these kits ?
  16. Hello Kurt , after much thinking taking into account my not so good eyesight these days , I have taken your advice to go for Model Shipways "Glad Tidings " kit . I would like to make it into a working model using as much deck furniture as practical . I also want to double plank the hull using 0.5 mm planking to finish off . My intention is to make it a complete wood model (no painting) . I would value your opinion regarding which different woods to use for the Hull , Decking , Trims ,  cabins etc that will complement each other to make a truly class finished kit !!

    Thanks .


    1. kurtvd19



      I would advise you to put this question to the forum as I am a believer in painting the models.  I can stand back and look at and appreciate a great use of different woods like you want to do, but I always paint the models and don't have first hand experience at selecting woods like you want to use on the model.

      I don't mean to pass you off to others, but in this instance I know you will get more informed information from others here on MSW.

      Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy the build.

      I do love the pink style of boat and one of my good friends, Bob Filipowski, did the model in the attached photo some time ago and I just love the colors he used on it.


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    2. legend


      Thanks for your reply Kurt and I understand what you say . I  do like Bob Filipowskis model  too , it is different . I don't know if youre familiar with a US website called "Down East Replicas" a guy called Don Carter makes absolutely beautiful large scale replica models of 19th century working and sail boats . He has a model of the Glad Tidings just done in various woods (looks fantastic) .

      All the best .


    3. kurtvd19


      Thanks for telling me about this model.  Horrible web site but great models.  Wish there were more photos of the Pink.


  17. Hello Dee Dee , Absolutely 1st classs build log which will no doubt help me with my build of the GT when I get round to it . Have you not finished the build ? as I would really like to follow it . Thanks Mike
  18. I can see and understand why modelers would want to authenticate their boat or ship models by using real copper tape or thin plates and especially if they use copper plate as surely this is just replicating the real thing in miniature apart from using copper nails to affix them. But I would have Thought that when a model boat is being admired, as you said, your eye should be drawn to the lines, shape, deck details and rigging which are all integral parts of any boat model, but surely that would include the copper plates or indeed the wood planking that is a feature also. For all it is pleasing in some peoples eyes to look at a Shiney copper bottom, I agree with you that it is not happens in reality and as such unrealistic. I suppose it all depends as to how far one is into model making but I appreciate your post was a well intended one and was very informative. Thanks
  19. Great picture for modelling reference
  20. OK thanks again and will look now M
  21. Do you put rivet markings into the copper tape and if so , How ? Thanks Mike
  22. looks brilliant , so will that patina

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