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Hello from Darwin Australia,

 

I wish to diversify from plastic modelling and have always been interested in wooden ships, an existing member thoroughly recommended this website and said it was a great resource for builds.

 

I am keen to start building and was looking at the recommended entry level kits on the model boat yard website. The problem with living in Australia is always range and availability of products and its a major issue in Darwin as we no longer have any hobby shops - all probably driven out of business due to the competitiveness of online sellers.

 

We have great web resources in the plastic modelling field and can get a feel for which national and international online retailers are trustworthy based on comments in the forums. I have now branched out to Japan and eastern Europe for some of my plastic modelling needs based on feedback on those forums.

 

I would be interested to hear how other Australian members get around the range and availability issues for their wooden ship kits.

 

Regards

 

 

Richmond

 

Current Builds

Mikasa by I Love Kit - 1:200 - Plastic

HMS Beagle by Occre - 1:48 - Wood

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Mark
"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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Mark
Phoenix, AZ


Current builds;


Previous builds, in rough order of execution;
Shipjack, Peterbrough Canoe, Flying Fish, Half Moon, Britannia racing sloop, Whale boat, Bluenose, Picket boat, Viking longboat, Atlantic, Fair American, Mary Taylor, half hull Enterprise, Hacchoro, HMS Fly, Khufu Solar Boat.

On the shelf; Royal Barge, Jefferson Davis.

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Hil Richmond

My name is snowy also in darwin 

I get my models from modellers central ,great range of ships and timber and accessories also fittings .

So far i have built the Amati adventure which took 12 months and i am now 7 months into the occre 1/82 scale frigate diana .

If your interested i will post some pictures hope to hear from you soon 

Cheers snowy

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Hello Richmond. I am in Victoria but get all my wooden kits from Cornwall Model Boats in England. The last kit I ordered from there was $400 cheaper, with currency conversion than advertised here in Australia from a local site, and it arrived at my door 4 days after I ordered it. Their service is impeccable and I cant recommend them highly enough. I use PayPal with them and have never had a problem. This is their website.

 

https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/

 

Take a look. I am sure you will find a kit to your liking. Nice to have you aboard.

 

Cheers

 

Chris

 

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I was aware of Cornwall but their postage seems exorbitant. I am going for the AL Bluenose 2 as my first build and they wanted to charge me 55 GBP for delivery. I am going to wait for BNA to restock.

 

Snowy - good to see another scale modeller in Darwin, are you just interested in wooden ships, or do you get involved in plastics?

 

John, g'day

 

Regards 

 

Richmond

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Current Builds

Mikasa by I Love Kit - 1:200 - Plastic

HMS Beagle by Occre - 1:48 - Wood

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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, Thermopylae Sergal 

 

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   Hetzer38(t) Starr 1/72    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72

 

Si vis pacem, para bellum

 
 
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Hello Richmond and welcome to this fantastic site from another Sydney member.

 

I started building wooden models only 18 months ago and have found the guys at Modellers Central in the Blue Mountains very helpful and great for service. They have starter packs for entry level blokes like me and are always happy to chat if you get stuck on any issues during your build.

 

Have a look at their website on https://www.modelerscentral.com/model-ship-kits/

 

Cheers..............Fernando  :cheers:

Current Builds - Colonial Brig Perseverance 1807 by Fernando E - Modellers Shipyard - 1:48 scale

 

Previous Builds - 

S Lucia by Fernando E - Panart - Scale 1:30

Sloop Norfolk 1798 by Fernando E - Modellers Shipyard - Scale 1:36 

 

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Hello everyone and thank you for your feedback

 

Snowy, what plastic modelling did you do, I am currently getting into Wingnut Wings, my main interest is 1:32 propellor. How many hours did you spend on that first ship?

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Current Builds

Mikasa by I Love Kit - 1:200 - Plastic

HMS Beagle by Occre - 1:48 - Wood

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Hi richmond my first plastic ship was 30 years ago i remember she was about 500 long and 500 high. My problem was i didn't put her in a glass case and she deteriorated over time but i cant remember her name she was a 2 mast with sails .it would be great to meet somewhere I'm out humpty

Cheers

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