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  1. I have done the AL longboat and it is a rally good starting kit at a Great Price. The instructions are simple for a wood kit. It is about 35cm all up and make a nice introduction. Fro that the Caldercraft / Jokita William, Badger & Supply are grat kits in that order. Sample Plans & Instructions are on their site. Thre are a huge cut above the AL, but the price is higher.
  2. 1. The longridge book The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships.( scrath build victory ) 2. Anatomy of the ship HMS Victory 3. new periodship handbook. Keith Julier ( books is about building caldercraft victory) These are the best I have found. own all and thy are great. They are all available new or 2nd hand on Abe books Website.
  3. For the medium price point occre kits are really good. The non sip kits ( trains etc are great as well) Iv'e done the Xebec and the Stephesnsons rocokt and very happy with instructions. They alway have pleny of spare wood.
  4. I've built several AL & Occres, Occres plans & instructions are a bit better, wood is on par. Both have really average rigging data. The final builds of both companies look nice. Occres non ship kits ( Trams / Railkits are great/).

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