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MOrning fellow model builders
I am Richard born in LOndon 70 years ago , First model was the Airfix Spitfire !!
Have been MOdelling and in the modelling trade for most of my life. Worked at the old Beaties high Holborn shortly after they took over the Bassett LOwke shop in the 60's and bought C Napean Longridges book The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships and bought a Billings kit (NOt a good kit even then)


Buult a Panart Victory that was valued by the National maritime Musem at 5000 (Having sold it for 2 at Christies Took 3 1/2 years and was, although I say it myself, AWESOME
Used the Brass sheet at the stern whch I should have replaced

After my afrat into Distributing Computer Games by Van I set up a Model Radio Controlled Aircfraft business selling lits and parts for model  aircraft Industry all over the UK Mainland


When that failed I became an IT specialist developing software  and only returned to modelling  and patrt built a Panart San Felipe (Photos enclosed)

Recentlt started selling Euromodels, Caldercraft and Mantua kits on lins as a bit of a hobby but I am disappointed with volumes so wil probably pull the plug on that

I am now building a Caldercraft Victory and have set up a different blog for this








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Hello Richard and welcome aboard,


Glad to have you join in with us.
It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an advanced builder, all that matters is a love of the hobby!


You already started a buildlog of your Victory.  

Good luck with your build, but most of all have fun (and patience of course).

And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. This is a great place to learn and share tips and techniques.  

If needed, you'll find plenty of advise, help and encouragement from everyone.


I wish you smooth sailing with our gallant crew.




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