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  1. I am making some progress with the Beagle, I have made a couple of errors but nothing I wasn't able to correct! Deck planked and fitted. Bulwark fitting, In the process of bending them to shape I snapped one of them! Probably due to being a bit impatient and a bit heavy handed, lesson learned there!! I did manage to repair it and think it is certainly passable now. The other side I took more care and it bent lovely with out snapping. Getting closer to planking the hull 🙈
  2. This is my first wooden ship build, as mentioned in my introduction I used to build and fly radio controlled planes, I much preferred building them to flying! I decided to build HMS Beagle by Occre, the subject ships history is really interesting plus I think it is a beauty! Occre have step by step YouTube videos of the build which I'm sure will be invaluable. I have definitely jumped in with both feet but feel I'm up to the challenge! Instructions appear to be very detailed and walk you through step by step. I have made a small start on the false keel I am currently planking the false deck. Thanks for looking.
  3. Well I may be running before I can walk but I have ordered an Occre HMS Beagle, this was after a lot of thought and research plus I narrowed down what I actually liked the look of. The review on here, by James H, I read was great. Occre literally have a step by step guide of the build on Youtube. I really like to be challenged and I work shifts so have plenty of time to build her, so no rush. If it really does get too hard I will put her to one side! Hopefully I can build something that I will be happy to put on display.
  4. Hi Mike, I'm ex RAF, but had the pleasure of a couple of cruises on HMS Invincible with the Harriers about 16 years ago.
  5. Thanks for the welcome! What a great friendly forum. I did have the odd mishap (with the models thankfully!) Only had one that had to be collected in a bin bag. I enjoyed building the model aircraft more than flying them. I am now itching for a new challenge and having visited the Historic Ship Dockard in Portsmouth this year and being blown away by the experience model ship building is now my new challenge!
  6. Hi, I'm a new ship builder based in the UK. I have read through so so much on this forum, so many helpful articles, reviews and build threads! My background is 12 years as an aircraft engineer followed by 10 years as a maintenance engineer in a factory. Hobby wise I used to build and fly r/c planes, building from kits and plans making my own modifications as I saw fit, hopefully this will be of some assistance in my ship build. Thanks Dean

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