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I started building and chose the Artesenia Virgina 1819 as my first model.  I think i did a good job being first time. The Rigging and Deck are decent. The hull could have been better. Being a double plank with applewood and then Mahogany.  I have attached the final product.  I am now looking for suggestions as to what I should build next, so increase my skill level and experience. A friend suggested the Lady Nelson.


It looks okay but looking for something that doesn't look so spidery.



Virginia 1819

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I'd say caldercraft HMS cruiser or even the bomb vessel Granado. Both attractive but still medium sized vessels. Cruisers hull is pretty similar in the simple curves to that of the Virginia.

Anton T


Current build

1/78 Sovereign of the Seas - Sergal - kit bashed

1/72 Arleigh Burke class DDG flight iia/iii - Sratch built RC - no log


Waiting for further inspiration

STS Leeuwin II 1/56 scratch built (90% completed)


Previous builds - completed

1/72 HMAS Brisbane, Airwarfare Destroyer 2014 -Scratch built RC - completed

1/64 HMS Diana 1796 - caldercraft kit - completed

1/75 Friesland 1668- mamoli kit - completed

1/96 HMAS Newcastle FFG 2011- scratch built RC - completed

1/75 Vasa - Billing Boats - completed

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Hey howya goin Jaybees mate, you can buy Jotika/CalderCraft models here at Miniature Steam in Australia. Jotika/CalderCraft are one of the better ship manufacture around.  :bird-vi:

I'm probably not going to live long enough to build all these but I'm BLOODY going to try HAHAHA.


Future Builds: The Schooner Bluenose, scale 1:48, POF Scratch Build (Gene Bodnar practicum - Plans from modelshipbuilder.com)

                       HMS Victory, scale 1:64 or 1:48, POF Scratch Build (John McKay's plans)


Current Builds: 42ft Longboat Armed for War 1834, scale 1:36 POF Scratch Build (Plans from A.N.C.R.E.) 

                        Galley Washington 1776, scale 1:48, POF Scratch Build (NRG's Plans)

                        Ragusian Carrack, scale 1:59, POB kit (MarisStella)

                        King of the Mississippi, scale 1:80, POB Kit (Artesania Latina)

                        HMS Snake 1797, 18 Gun Sloop of War, scale 1:64, POB Kit (Jotika/CalderCraft)


Current Build: Stage Coach 1848, scale 1:10, Kit (Artesania Latina) Shhh don't tell the Admins I'm building this I'll hide it here ^under this line^ so they don't see it HAHAHA.



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I've recently been through the same thought process after finishing my Endeavour Longboat.


I was looking at the Caldercraft Shelbourne due to its single mast, but in the end I went with a model that I actually wanted to build, the Caldercraft HM Brig Supply.


For the smaller models, cornwallmodelboats.co.uk actually works out cheaper than the local supplier, even taking shipping into account, I ordered my Supply from them.

Current Build:

Caldercraft HM Brig Supply 


Completed Builds:

HMS Endeavour Longboat



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