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  1. Sounds AWESOME Old Collingwood! Can't wait to see what treasures you whip up! Sargon
  2. Thank you Zappto! It is hard making a choice, especially when there are so many excellent choices - such as your beautiful Dutch Friesland! It's a beautiful ship, and looking great.... Looking forward to seeing your progress! Sargon
  3. Ahoy Mark! That's fabulous that you built the Royal Louis! I'm a very big fan of this design... I'll make sure to do a good inventory on the parts- thanks for the heads up! BTW, I love your build of the 18th century Spanish Galleon... it's such a rare subject to see modeled, and you are doing a great job! Sargon
  4. Hello Ulises!! I know how you feel! The Royal Louis has always been a personal favorite of mine as well. I just adore the Mid to late 18th century French naval design and ornamentation on this vessel... it is simply divine! Wow! You got an AWESOME deal on your Royal Louis too...Nice!! Love how everything is coming along my friend, GREAT WORK! Sargon
  5. Hello to everyone! This is the beginning of my build of the Mamoli Royal Louis 1:90 scale. After wanting this kit for a few decades now, and having been inspired by Ulises Victoria's fabulous build here on Modelshipworld, I am pleased to begin my build of this fabulous 18th century vessel. All the contents look great, and everything is still sealed from the factory. Fittings and wood look to be of a superior quality than my Constructo La Flore.... Will keep all posted here on all build updates! Sargon
  6. I got a Great Deal Ullses.... I paid $550 USD for it.... originally the seller had it at $750 buy it now, with a best offer I got it for $200 less... I feel VERY lucky... I'll post pics soon of the contents in a seperate new build... Everything looking great BTW!!! Sargon
  7. Lovely work Ulises! I'm very proud of you, as I'm sure so are all the forum members of your most excellent build of the Royal Louis! Your attention to detail is excellent! You inspired me so much, I had to order a Royal Louis from eBay this past week, waiting patiently now for her arrival.. Sargon
  8. Looking great David... And thank you for the update on your build... It's really turning out nicely Sargon
  9. Great job Steve! Really impressed and inspired! Keep up the great work... Sargon
  10. Hello Everyone! Been ill a few days, but wanted to update on the progress... I must admit, my first post did have tons of gaps, nailheads everywhere , etc But thank GOD, wood is very forgiving... I've sanded the model quite a bit now, and its still a work in progress, but I feel like the Black Prince, Machiavelli once said... "The ends justify the means".. I feel with hard work, and correcting the mistakes, I can get this model to look respectable, and even beautiful... with your advice, and help as well.. which is greatly appreciated... a SMALL update: I hope everyone is well... Your friend Sargon
  11. WOW! Now THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you my friend for sharing this beautiful delight!! SARGON
  12. The Honor is MINE Old Collingwood I thank you very much! I started following your Greyhound. She sure is a fine ship, if I may be so bold. There's something about the earlier period of the 18th century that is so attractive in regards to these lovely vessels... Wouldn't you say? SARGON
  13. Thanks Geoff!! It's a pleasure making your acquaintance!
  14. Thank you Old Collingwood! It's a pleasure to be part of the family! Thank you Dibert55!! Ahoy Mark! Thank you VERY MUCH! It's a pleasure being amongst such esteemed, and cool, Ladies and Gents SARGON
  15. Personally, it looks great if you can scratch build the moulding, and can compensate for the inaccuracies and lack of instruction. Maybe try to get a better newer version on, ModelSpace, or on ebay. Sargon

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