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Hello,  I've been in a member of this site for some time, but not actively following.  I have been building models since I was a kid, and have always been attracted to sailing ships and airplanes.  I build mostly plastic but have several wood ship kits in my stash as well.  I like the larger scale models and usually get a lot of aftermarket kits for them to add detail and realism.  

 I have build Revell's Constitution 1:96 scale, the Thermopylae, Heller's Bireme Emperator, Soleil Royal, Royal Louis, Le Chebec. 

In wood I have a French fishman and the Constitution cross section in progress (did dumb things like replace the green woodchips that came with the kit with individual copper plates made from copper sheet with scribe bolts.  etc.  


Currently working on a little Heller 1/400 scale Narvik class destroyer Z-31.  

I tend to collect older kits, have most of the Heller Sailing ships, including HMS victory, Soleil Royal, Chebec, Realle de France, and many others.  Also have the Constitution, United States, Susquehana, CSS Alabama, and many others in the stash.

More projects to do than I have time, but I enjoy the craft.


Will get around to posting some more pictures of the Chebec, see my profile pic.  



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And greetings from Belgium

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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After reading Moby Dick at twelve in '62 I was also drawn to plastic model ships. What drew me was the standing and running rigging. That each line has a special name was fascinating. I am awaiting the D'Agostini Wasa, billed as the most accurate kit. Who cares if it takes years. When my son returns from Korea on his retirement tour his daughter is a photographer and I'm sure she'll teach me how to take pictures.

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Welcome to MSW :pirate41:, good luck and have fun.


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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"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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