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First Post on the forums.


Glad to be a member with such a fine group of people. I have been reading the various sections and i am very impressed.


I have been a modeler for over 40 years. Mainly Plastic, and Resin kits (Armour, Dioramas, Figures, etc). I fly and build balsa RC aircraft.


I have accumulated quite the stash of model kits over the years, which i have finally started to build. ( i know i have a lot ...)


I am currently building an older version of the Swift (non laser cut ), as first learning model using Mr. Hunts Practicum as a guide.


Look forward to meet you folks on the forum.


Building: AL Swift


On the Shelf: Dusek Birieme, Dusek Trireme, MS USS Constitution, MS Prince De Neufshatel, MS Phantom, MS Syren,  MS Fair American, MS Rattlesnake, MS Flying Fish, MS Benjamin Latham, Marisstella Ragusian Galleon, Greek Galliot Amati, HMS Victory Cross Section Corel, HMS Victory Mamoli, San Francisco AL, Astrolabe Mantua, Kyrenia, Amati HMS Fly, Corel Endeavour, Mamoli HMS Racehorse, Mamoli HMS Surprise.


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Hi there FAA.

Welcome to the forum. I also live in Connecticut. Born here some 78 years ago. You might want to let us know

your name and where bouts you live.

I am currently a member of the Connecticut Marine Model Society. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary. CMMS

gets together once a month in the new annex of the University of New Haven in Orange, CT. Several of our members

have built many of the models mentioned in your intro. If you live in this area you might want to attend our next

meeting on October 13. Perhaps you'll see one of your models in our show-and-tell. Might be a real eye opener.

If interested I'll get back to you with more details.


John Elwood

Stratford, CT

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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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greetings patrick

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   Hetzer38(t) Starr 1/72    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Welcome to the site. I, too, have beaucoup kits just about everywhere in the house. Don't know too many modelers who don't have at least a few. I started building cars in the late 1950's when cars were cars! From there to Revell Constitution (twice). And so on. Now I look for the upcoming 75th anniversary of WW II kits coming out - I hope.

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Thank you for nice words and welcome.


jbelwood Thank you for the invite. I will be in Seattle on Oct 13th, but i would very much like to attend the next meeting, I live in Milford so we are very close. I also serve on the board of the school of Engineering for UNH, so just let me know which builidng / room you meet.


As I said, I will be on business travel for the October meeting but November is a good possibility. End of year always has much travel for me.






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Welcome to MSW! Best of luck on your Swift!

"A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor"
- John George Hermanson 



Current Builds - Royal Louis - Mamoli

                    Royal Caroline - Panart

Completed - Wood - Le Soleil Royal - Sergal - Build Log & Gallery

                                           La Couronne - Corel - Build Log & Gallery

                                           Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                           Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

Unfinished - Plastic - HMS Victory - Heller, Sea Witch.

Member : Nautical Research Guild



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