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Good day people, after many years away from building  (planes and boats) a Bluenose kit from Artesiana is tempting me to part with some cash and I am curious as to the quality of the kits.  The last kit was a Billing Cutty Sark but it met an untimely end in a house move before I could complete the rigging.



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Hello, Sabre,

You're a bit north of me, perhaps 450 miles from darkest Essex (GB), and I'm a very new member, too. I have a Billings

Bluenose waiting in the cupboard for me to finish Thermopylae which deserves better craftsmanship than I have given it so far - - - I've reached the point where it should be dismantled right back to the point where the cackhandedness started or continue in the hope I can cover up the clumsiness. I'm veering towards dismantling; I don't think I can live with the shame of

dishonest work.

I'd like to see your Bluenose progress.



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Hello Sabre and welcome aboard,


Can you please tell us your name?


You will find that we share a lot of information on our builds. So feel free to look around and enjoy all the possibilities this forum has to offer you.


I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.




Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.

In the gallery: Albatros 1840 - Constructo

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Hi Norman,



"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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Greetings Norman,


Long before Lossiemouth belonged to the RAF I had cause to get to know the Moray Firth area quite well. Happy days.

Best wishes for your upcoming build and your membership of this excellent forum.



Previous Build: LA gun deck cross section.
Previous Build: Lancia Armata. Panart 1:16
Previous Build: HMS Pickle. Jotika Build.

HMS Triton cross section 1:32.

Shelved awaiting improved skills:

Chuck"s Cheerful.

Current build.

Tender Avos.

HM cutter Alert.




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Many moons ago I went to my first air show at Lossie and if memory serves me well it was towards the end of RNAS Lossiemouth days.   I can remember watching a Lightning taking off and going almost vertical within a couple of seconds of leaving the runway and later in the day possibly a Vulcan thundering skywards too.  Talking of Vulcans I remember seeing about six of them flying in a straight line way up at what could have been their cruising altitude and that would have been mid to late seventies flying over Inverness on a fine summer evening.

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