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PhillH

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  1. She is really taking shape now and looking great. I am watching with interest as I have the same kit here ready to start. Phill
  2. Congratulations on building a fantastic model I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your Alert take shape and will be refering back to your build when mine hits the blocks.
  3. Has anyone coppered just one side? It would give you the opportunity to see your planking and the coppering. Regards Phill
  4. An inspirational model Dirk, I have really enjoyed following along with this build. 🙂 Phill
  5. A very aspirational build I can only dream of getting a finish somewhere close to this. Phill
  6. Really enjoying your build log Vane, as you spearhead the speedy builds. Can you clarify for me your technique for bending the planks with hot air and clamps. Do you just heat them up bend then clamp or do you soak them first? Phill
  7. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. @bruce d I have a home office that I am planning to repurpose so I should only be in the garage for major cutting and sanding. @Blue Ensign Having seen your log and the great work you have done on the cannon I have been holding off on my purchase of the kit until the resin guns are an option. @mikeaidanh Good to see that there is another member only 10 miles away as I am in Buckingham.
  8. Hi All, Just a quick intro as I am new to the site. I have been a modeller all my life and was first introduced to ships through the book HMS Victory Classic ships and how to model them. Using this I built the Airfix Victory adding all the details explained in the book and then went on to build the Mayflower from the second book in the series. After this I bought the anatomy of Nelsons ships by Longridge and it planted a seed of desire to build model ships to the same standards that he had achieved. Sadly, despite several other book purchases by Underhill etc I never really got started and then was led astray by women and life in general. I have kept modelling in the form of RC aircraft but have always wanted to get back to wooden ships. So, to cut a long story short I have realised that work has been taking up too much of my time and have therefore decided to retire next year and get back into modelling. I am planning to start on the Alert from Vanguard Models as it seems to offer a bit of everything for the beginner and is the latest generation of kits from Chris Watton whose kits and posts I have been following for some years. I have read through all the Sherbourne logs as it is a similar ship with logs from other beginners and have been following the Alert build log by Blue Ensign who is inspiring me to add extra detail. I will no doubt be looking for assistance from all of the expert builders on the site and hope to put together a build log as I progress for the assistance of others Christmas is approaching and I know what I will be buying myself. Phill

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