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Hi All,

 

I'm looking for advice and I think that this is the right place :)

So far I have some experience with building trains and plains. Currently working on my first kit - "Nuevo Galeón San Francisco II" Artesania Latina and for now everything goes well.

Anyhow, I'm looking for my next model :) My budget is around 600-700 $. Could y recommend some kit/manufactures. Right now on the top of my list  is OcCre - SANTISIMA TRINIDAD MONTAÑÉS and Artesania Latina - HMS Victory 

but I'm open for any advises/ideas.

 

Cheers,

Miro

 

 

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Hi All,

 

After some research I've decide to make some kind of a pool.

So far my choices are:

 

Ship                                          Manufacture

 

Wasa                                         Billing Boats or Corel
HMS Victory                             Billing Boats or Corel or Artesania Latina
HMS Agamemnon                   Caldercraft
HMS Prince                              Constructo
Vasa Swedish Man of War      Sergal/Mantua 
Montanes                                 Occre
Santisima Trinidad                  Occre
San Felipe                                Panart (my favorite)

 

Again, please share your knowledge/experience/anything and help me to decide.

Looking forward to hear from :)

 

Cheers,

Miro

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome!

 

You ask a tough question to answer. It is one of those questions in which if you get 10 answers, they might be all different, as every one has their own opinion.

Ask yourself this:

By looking at the box photos, or build logs in this forum, of all the above, which one do I like the most?

Is it within my budget?

Then go for it!!!!

 

When I saw a picture of my present build, The Royal Louis I fell in love with it, but it was out of my budget. One day I saw the kit at a 75% discount and I just knew it had to be mine. I was finally able to get it. Patience and perseverance are keys in this our beloved hobby, in more ways than one! :)

 

Best regards

 

Ulises

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Hi Miro,

 

If you start a Build Log for your San Francisco (in the "Build Logs for Kits" forum) we might get an idea of your skill level. Then we would be better qualified to recommend a second model ship for you based on that. All the kits you are looking at require a high level of skill, and will take at least 2 or 3 years to complete so bear that in mind.

 

BTW - it doesn't matter if you are a fair way into the San Fran. You don't need to have a shiny new unopened box on your bench to start a Log :).

 

:cheers:  Danny

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What Danny said goes for me also....

 

As for what's on your list.. the only one I know personally is the Billings Wasa (from about 10 years ago).  I'd rate it as for experienced builders with scratch building skills needed.  It is the most accurate of the Wasa kits however.

 

It will boil down to your choice, of course.

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19 hours ago, Dan Vad said:

Hi Miro,

 

If you start a Build Log for your San Francisco (in the "Build Logs for Kits" forum) we might get an idea of your skill level. Then we would be better qualified to recommend a second model ship for you based on that. All the kits you are looking at require a high level of skill, and will take at least 2 or 3 years to complete so bear that in mind.

 

BTW - it doesn't matter if you are a fair way into the San Fran. You don't need to have a shiny new unopened box on your bench to start a Log :).

 

:cheers:  Danny

 

Hi Dan,

 

I'll collect some photos during the process and make a Log. 

 

Cheers,

Miro

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