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First post!

I am starting a build, almost complete novice, a Billings build many years ago.


I am starting a build of a sailing Barque.

The original was built by a tiny local shipyard at Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) in Wales. This was the largest ship built on the river and was roughly 100ft long.

I have a copy of an excellent painting showing the hull form and rigging, along with the sail pattern.


Basis of the build is a kit to save having to buy individual components.

So starting with a " Charles W. Morgan kit" chosen as being a very similar size and sail pattern in a convenient scale.

At the moment bulkheads have been modified to replicate the required hull form, framing built up with stiffeners.

Waterway and main rail have been cut from hardwood to follow the new hull form.


There is supposed to be a ship model in a local museum, but it is not on display so I am asking if I can view it in storage.

The difficult part is working out the deck fittings, there does not seem to be much looking at the painting.

The ship carried Slate to South America, returning with Guano. So no glamorous cargo!


Anyway wish me luck.


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Welcome to MSW, Seren.  I hope you'll consider opening a build log so we can follow along.    You have set a high bar for yourself and I hope the research and build go well.

"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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It looks like an interesting and challenging model. Welcome aboard and good luck with the build.



Current Build:-

Cangarda (Steam Yacht) - Scale 1:24


Previous Builds:-


Schooner Germania (Nova) - Scale 1:36


Schooner Altair by KeithAug - Scale 1:32 - 1931


J Class Endeavour by KeithAug - Amati - Scale 1:35 - 1989 after restoration.



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Welcome from across the border in Herefordshire.


Good luck with the Barque



Finished builds are 

1/35 Endeavour's Longboat by Artesania Latina

1/36 scratch built Philadelphia Gunboat from the Smithsonian Plans


Current build is

Scratch build Boudroit's Monograph for La Jacinthe at 1/36

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Derek C


A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder --Thomas Carlyle



Current Build


18th Century Whaling Vessel "Lagoda"



Finished Builds

Triton Cross Section by Derek C 1/48 

18th century longboat by Slideways - FINISHED - Model Shipways

18th century longboat by sideways from MS plans

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Welcome from Belgium. And good luck with the the build

Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72

Shore leave,  time consuming projects :

a new bathroom


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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