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Hello,

I'm new on the world of the model ship building. As many of You, I have built some plastic ship models when I was a youth (Santa Maria, Soleil Royal, USS Constitution, Titanic,...) When I was a member of a modelling club, I discovered the world of the military figures and turn my interest into these part of the world modeling. I'm always painting figure miniatures. I recently found this forum and his wonderful build logs. As I never lost my interest for the model ships, I decide to try to build my first boat. I'm actually working on the Armed Virginia Sloop from Model Shipways.

Sorry if my English is not perfect but I live in the french part of Switzerland. We have mountains but also the larger lake of Europe (the Leman) on which sail very nice barges.

I hope to share soon my work through a build log.

Have a nice day.

Jean-Paul

Jean-Paul

 

'You are not carving a bear with a chain saw here folks',

Chuck Passaro, ´Queen Anne Style Barge´ manual of instructions

 

Current builds :

 

Finished build :

 

Next on list :

  • Santa Maria boat - Korabel (Ukraine) - 1:24
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Grüezi Jean Paul,

 

welcome to MSW, and enjoy your stay with your fellow builders, wish you pleasant exploring and much fun here.....

 

Nils

Current builds

-Lightship Elbe 1

Completed

- Steamship Ergenstrasse ex Laker Corsicana 1918- scale 1:87 scratchbuild

"Zeesboot"  heritage wooden fishing small craft around 1870, POB  clinker scratch build scale 1:24

Pilot Schooner # 5 ELBE  ex Wanderbird, scale 1:50 scratchbuild

Mississippi Sterwheelsteamer built as christmapresent for grandson modified kit build

Chebec "Eagle of Algier" 1753--scale 1:48-POB-(scratchbuild) 

"SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" four stacker passenger liner of 1897, blue ribbond awarded, 1:144 (scratchbuild)
"HMS Pegasus" , 16 gun sloop, Swan-Class 1776-1777 scale 1:64 from Amati plan 

-"Pamir" 4-mast barque, P-liner, 1:96  (scratchbuild)

-"Gorch Fock 2" German Navy cadet training 3-mast barque, 1:95 (scratchbuild) 

"Heinrich Kayser" heritage Merchant Steamship, 1:96 (scratchbuild)  original was my grandfathers ship

-"Bohuslän" , heritage ,live Swedish museum passenger steamer (Billings kit), 1:50 

"Lorbas", river tug, steam driven for RC, fictive design (scratchbuild), scale appr. 1:32

under restoration / restoration finished 

"Hjejlen" steam paddlewheeler, 1861, Billings Boats rare old kit, scale 1:50

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