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HMS Kingfisher 1770 by Remcohe - 1/48 - English 14-Gun Sloop - POF

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There where many times since I started building my Kingfisher that I thought I should start a build log. And today is the day. I've started the kit last november and spend a lot of time since. Not that I have made much progress, but it is not a race and its tremendous fun building. I ra
n in to trouble when I was making the hawse timbers, I did not like how the shape came out. It was time to have a little diversion from frame building and find the courage to make new parts from scratch for the hawse timbers. So I left the path of the instruction and started building the stove, some gratings and the gun trucks. That was a lot of fun. The gun trucks are almost finished and wait for the arrival of replacement cannons from The Lumberyard. 




So that's what was left from my old build log in Google cache. Unfortunately the rest was shot into cyberspace and is now a pleasant memory of 2 years and 7 months of logging the progress of my Kingfisher. And probably the longest story I ever wrote in my whole life as I don't like writing at all. So instead of trying to get everything back I'll put a selection of the pictures I did keep on my laptop up in this post and will go on from there.

Maybe I'll add text along the way but don't want to be kept from modeling to much. Most of the pictures say more than words anyhow.




So Dave (Midnight) saved my log previous to MSW’s move from 1.0 to 2.0.


He was ever so kind to share these files with me to rebuild my buildlog. Unfortunately I’m not able to convert the PDF’s
back to text to get them back into my buidlog. So instead of typing the lot over again I decided to put the PDF’s on a public share where every body who’s interested can download them from.


To make live a little easier I compiled a small index so you now what to expect in each PDF.

All the PDF's can be found here. I know it's a bit of a disappointment not to be able to put the information back into this log but the good news is nothing is lost. Any comments of how its working are welcome.



Treat each part as if it is a model on its own, you will finish more models in a day than others do in a lifetime. 

Current build HMS Kingfisher


MSW 1.0 log click here

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I really enjoyed your build log of your Kingfisher.  I have the LSS kit of the Kingfisher and hope to build it some day.  As the old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words".  I look forward to seeing your pictures.




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Completed Build - Medway Longboat

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Yepper, yours was one of the logs that really brought the true joy into model ship building for me.

Will watch this 'til the end.



Happy modelling!




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Here's most of the framing work, the dreaded hawse timbers as most of you will remember and the reinstallement of the port stills











Treat each part as if it is a model on its own, you will finish more models in a day than others do in a lifetime. 

Current build HMS Kingfisher


MSW 1.0 log click here

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Getting the magazine in and the other rooms on the aft platform.


I still haven't lost the key to the magazine  ;)




























Treat each part as if it is a model on its own, you will finish more models in a day than others do in a lifetime. 

Current build HMS Kingfisher


MSW 1.0 log click here

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It's amazing how much detail you've got in your build. Looking at your pictures again ... I see things I missed the first three times looking through your log


"Desperate affairs require desperate measures." Lord Nelson
Search and you might find a log ...


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Hi Remco,


Welcome back. I'm hoping to get ALL (or most of anyway) my Build Log back from "midnight" (Dave) tonight.


Apparently he's saved a fair bit of yours as well - I'll ask.



Cheers, Danny

Current Build :    Forced Retirement from Modelling due to Health Issues

Build Logs :   Norfolk Sloop  HMS Vulture - (TFFM)  HMS Vulture Cross-section  18 foot Cutter    Concord Stagecoach   18th Century Longboat in a BOTTLE 

CARD Model Build Logs :   Mosel   Sydney Opera House (Schreiber-Bogen)   WWII Mk. IX Spitfire (Halinski)  Rolls Royce Merlin Engine  Cape Byron Lighthouse (HMV)       Stug 40 (Halinski)    Yamaha MT-01   Yamaha YA-1  HMS Hood (Halinski)  Bismarck (GPM)  IJN Amatsukaze 1940 Destroyer (Halinski)   HMVS Cerberus   Mi24D Hind (Halinski)  Bulgar Steam Locomotive - (ModelikTanker and Beer Wagons (Modelik)  Flat Bed Wagon (Modelik)  Peterbuilt Semi Trailer  Fender Guitar  

Restorations for Others :  King of the Mississippi  HMS Victory
Gallery : Norfolk Sloop,   HMAT Supply,   HMS Bounty,   HMS Victory,   Charles W. Morgan,   18' Cutter for HMS Vulture,   HMS Vulture,  HMS Vulture Cross-section,             18th Century Longboat in a Bottle 

Other Previous Builds : Le Mirage, Norske Love, King of the Mississippi

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Hi Remco I am happy to see that you are back at it, it was fun scrolling through you build in flash forward mode.



Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  


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Remco, it was fun to scroll through the photos without sifting through the replies.  Your craftsmanship continues to inspire me.




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Completed Builds: Longboat - 1:48 scale       HMS Atalanta-1775 - 1:48 scale       Half Hull Planking Project      Capstan Project     Swallow 1779 - 1:48 scale               Echo Cross Section   

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So glad to see your log back Remco. Seeing some of those pictures brings back memories of some of the conversations and "challenges" along the way.




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