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Andrea Gail by Levie - Billing Boats 608 - scale 1:60

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The startline of my third build The Andrea Gail from the film The Perfect Storm came as a surprise when the chairman of our model club told me he took a try with modelship building in wood but ended with a frustrating end and wanted to get it of his hands I told him immediately that I would take it home and see what I could do and that I can keep it.

So when I got home I could not ressist taking a look at it and realised I had to take it apart and start all over making sure that the hull is nice and straight and go from there.

The next day I spended it taking it apart getting the glue off and sanding everything to its original state and glue the hull back together again.

I am excited to take this challange and to learn more about this awesome hobby :)

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Should be a good one to watch, will be waiting for more

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  • 2 weeks later...

this must be the static model........I have the instructions for both of the Billing's offerings.   I did a scratch build,  modifying a hull that I had cloned from the Billing's Boulogne Etaples kit.   I used the instructions to build it...turned out to be a real neat build  ;)


the boat used in the movie 'the Perfect Storm',  is actually called the 'Lady Grace'.......even the 'Hannah Borden' is not the actual vessel.   one of these future builds,  I'd like to attempt the actual ship,  but so far,  I only have a couple of photos.   Billing does put out a nice kit......I'm sure you will enjoy it.   I'm a big Billing's fan  ;)

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden


in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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