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  1. Beautiful work! Great photographs as well, draws me into the scene.
  2. The fishing vessel "HF.31 Maria" by Dusek might be close enough I think (but not the other Dusek kits I stand corrected, see Dubz post below 🙂 ). It has all planking strips pre-cut, along with a lot of other wooden parts pre-cut, and it takes full advantage of photot-etch for detailing. If this is what you are looking for in "similar building technique"? On Duseks product page you can have a look at the instructions for the kit, on the tab "Download" http://www.dusekshipkits.com/maria-hf31
  3. Alongside the Amati and Occre offerings already mentioned, there is also the Mystique by Corel to consider. It is in 1:50 scale. There is a nice build of it by Clark in the gallery; My expericenses with Corel (not this kit in particular) are: good plans that really helps you in the building process, very good wood, generally good detail - BUT (and this is the one big negative) the metal castings for decorations are sometimes a real dissapointment, being cast lumps of metal totally out of proportion. Corel also tends to "fake" the historical backrounds for some of their ships, but with the Mystique, which is more of a generic example of this type of vessel, that would not really be a problem I think.
  4. I will say something very nice on this build soon, just have to try stop drooling first! 🤩 So very nice to see an this Corel kit come to life with your level of craftmanship!
  5. Scrolling down all the new pics, it comes down to one word - superb! 😍
  6. Very nice work with the deck! Looking forward to see the next steps!
  7. 7. Loose one more and replace with two (matching) "chasers" or carronades?
  8. No problem. I´ll do a "wanted" post in a Swedish Facebook group for model ship builders as well. Fingers crossed some old gentleman bought this kit as a boy and still have it
  9. That kit might be older than internet :-) making it hard to find the instructions. My best tip is to write Billing Boats and ask them to look around in therr archive. Even if its not even digital, it should be fast work to copy and scan :-) Or hope that someone on MSW has them stowed away somwhere.
  10. Looking good! I have been curious about what Dusek would do with their aquired Mamoli range. Looks like what the have done they have done well - but they have more to do (plans/instructions). I think I would have done option 1 or 3 - or maybe option 1 without the yard.
  11. Beautiful work! The Avos goes straight to the top on my "must build list". Hope GK Modellbau will have it in stock soon!
  12. Hi Steve! Note that I have built none of the two kits, but I am quite certain that the Amati Revenge is the kit with superior quality. That is not to say that Mamoli messed up the Sao Miguel, but Amati/Chris Watton develeped the Revenge kit just a few years back and I dare guess that the Sao Miguel kit was developed some 20-30 years ago. Mamoli could of course have upgraded the kit from time to time, but I'm not at all sure. You have built the Friesland, so you know roughly what to expect from Mamoli. I would however only buying one after being able to look into the box of that particular kit, to judge the age of the kit and quality of the parts (wood being brittle or corrosion in any metal). When looking just at "facts and numbers" the Amati Revenge would be the better choise over all in my opinion. I have built a couple of Amati kits and have always found them solid. I have built a couple of Mamoli kits to, and was pleased with them too, but their age is showing. But who cares when the subject of the kit is appealing :-) This build log might be of interest?: http://www.modelshipbuilder.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?23651

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