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  1. Some artworks by Kostas Katseas, one of the finest sea modelers in the world
  2. I found a series of video on YouTube, how to fully built HMS Beagle. That is pretty encouraging
  3. Are these kit complete?Or I need to buy other items for extra detailing, like photo etched parts?
  4. I am looking to buy my first kit, around 70-80cm long .I decided to go for a frigate model which suits my needs and my budget. So i found some nice models online and decided to share it with you. Every suggestion is welcome. My best option so far is this https://hobi.lt/en/hobbies/modelling/occre/occre-ns-mercedes-spanish-frigate-185-scale-wood-model-ship-kit-14007 or this https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/artesania-hermione.html#SID=1786 Do you think these models are suitable for begginers? Or should i look for something simplier, like these https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/model-shipways-rattlesnake-MS2028.html#SID=60 https://hobi.lt/en/hobbies/modelling/occre/160-occre-hms-beagle-ideal-beginners-scale-model-kit-12005 Also if you have a favourite sellen in EU, you can let me know here or via PM have a nice day all
  5. Its kinda confusing to me as the most popular brand in my area here is voted as the worst one. Maybe I need to order my kit from other European country.
  6. Worst form of piracy is when those products can put your health in danger(drugs). There has been planes that went down cause of fake spare parts broke down. Thats insane.
  7. This small ship model looks very impressive. Way better than many big ones I ve seen. Looks like its ready to sail!
  8. Im just a newbie here but i think the poll result is a bit biased as the majority of users are from US, therefore they preffered local brands.🙂
  9. Not only Asian but in the greatest part of Asia even to Middle East. Have been in many places every year from Dubai to Philippines and I 've seen from 3 usd fake Adidas T-shirts to 50 usd fake Smith & Wesson. To make it worse, Its not only China, its also India, Pakistan, Indonesia...A market well over 2 billion people...
  10. any tips, material used for making the sea? looks superb
  11. Hi, new member here. Im into 1/700 kits, i m building a collection of around 100 pieces, half made already , others are in stock as part of my collection. You can see a part of my stock in the assorted pic. I am thinking of building a nice wooden kit in the future but i havent decided it yet as seems to be a total different task. So i hope i get some useful tips and infos from the experts on this site have a nice all. Michael

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