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Sir Winston Churchill by Marc L - Woody Joe - Scale 1:75 - First wooden ship build


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Hi Marc just now noticed that you had been on WC.

I had a short cruise as a watch officer wayyyyyy back. Lovely vessel but run a bit too formally to my taste.

 

 True story - I was skippering the Ocean Youth Club pilot cutter Equinoxe in the Channel Islands and making night passage from St Malo to Cherbourg. Visibility wasnt good - and you will know that those are not the easiest waters,. Anyway I retired to my bunk about midnight for an hour or so kip before we closed Alderney.

I was awakened by panic on deck - "there something eeriie going on Steve " I came up  cursing  lightly - ( young people present - I was a mature 26 ! ) and we were making slow way though quite a dense moonlit mist .

"Listen listen" and so I did - and indeed there was this strange wailing sound ahead and veeeerrrryyyy slowly the black shape of a sailing vessel could be seen appearing  through the mist -  consternation amongst crew - Its a ghost ship  " -" Its the Flying Dutchman ".

And just for a split second i thought....

But it was WC with her crew singing really , REALLY, terribly " We are sailing , we are sailing ..."

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On 4/22/2018 at 9:35 PM, SpyGlass said:

Hi Marc just now noticed that you had been on WC.

I had a short cruise as a watch officer wayyyyyy back. Lovely vessel but run a bit too formally to my taste.

 

 True story - I was skippering the Ocean Youth Club pilot cutter Equinoxe in the Channel Islands and making night passage from St Malo to Cherbourg. Visibility wasnt good - and you will know that those are not the easiest waters,. Anyway I retired to my bunk about midnight for an hour or so kip before we closed Alderney.

I was awakened by panic on deck - "there something eeriie going on Steve " I came up  cursing  lightly - ( young people present - I was a mature 26 ! ) and we were making slow way though quite a dense moonlit mist .

"Listen listen" and so I did - and indeed there was this strange wailing sound ahead and veeeerrrryyyy slowly the black shape of a sailing vessel could be seen appearing  through the mist -  consternation amongst crew - Its a ghost ship  " -" Its the Flying Dutchman ".

And just for a split second i thought....

But it was WC with her crew singing really , REALLY, terribly " We are sailing , we are sailing ..."

Hi SpyGlass,

Great story. I sailed on her several times... and really bad singing at inappropriate hours was par for the course! My favourite voyages were the Tall Ships Races. Nothing beats rocking up in port with 50 other tall ships youth voyages after a week at sea. I think one of the ships was a 'Becks' ship - can't remember what it was called but it was sponsored by Becks beer with Becks green sails and free beer for all on board 24x7 :s Can't remember the rest!

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On 5/22/2018 at 11:55 PM, Everest said:

re; lost rigging thread :

 

 If you google Woody Joe there is a web site showing their products.

 To  find it scroll down until you see a site written in Japanese with a box to translate.

 In there is a section that has the thread you're looking for.

 

Awesome, thank you Everest

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So... 18 months since I last posted... we've moved house and the model lay unloved for quite a while. But, after a big push and some forced lock-down, I'm finally finished! :)

 

I'm not sure how I managed to get through the running and then the standing rigging - really tested patience for a newbie like me. 

 

Loads of mistakes but delighted to have got to the point I am happy to down tools and declare victory.

 

@MESSIS - thanks for your help and support. This isn't a patch on your work of art, but glad to have got another one over the line.

 

Really loved Woody Joe kit - fabulous, even in Japanese. Highly recommended.

 

 

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Marc, congratulations on the completion of your first wooden ship model! 

 

She looks great, you should be proud. you did a nice job tying those ratlines. How did you enjoy that part?

 

I like this Woody Joe kit – I have one started, waiting for me to get back to it. A lot of nice deck details and such.

 

Well done!

 

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2 hours ago, Marc L said:

I am happy to down tools and declare victory.

Congratulations on completing this beautiful model! She's a gorgeous boat with beautiful lines and you've done her justice.

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Great! Congrats for completing this fine model by which as I can see you did well even with the smallest details

 What brought you back to the build after so much time.... 😀 ? Am guessing ...

 

Great work again

Christos 

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