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Thanks to All for the welcome.


At the moment I am working in South Sudan and will be home next week to continue sorting out my builds shed. The wife is happy now that the build is out of the house. on the last home rotation I erected a 3mx3m shed, installed lights, plugs, shelves and a work bench (will post photos later). This time around is to organise the placing of all my stuff as well as making a place for my Proxxon Lathe DB250 which is enroute from Germany. The next will be the Proxxon mill and then I have 95% of what I require. The other 5% remains open should any requirement surface.


I need to complete HMS Victory and thereafter start on the Sovereign of the Seas. An Elderly gentleman gave me to the Bounty to complete as is eyesight has weakened considerably.


At present in my off time I am learning how to use AutoCAD to loft my own plans for a scratch build. One of the reasons why I am getting all the required tools.


I have lots on my fork to do and my time at home is short.

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What have I done so far. In preparation to do a scratch build, I have been building kit boats and studying AutoCAD as I have the time to do it here in South Sudan and at the same time will be doing a bit of carving as the last I did was a chess set using a Victorinox Pocket knife, whilst in the military on deployment.


At the same time I have been do research on building wooden ships and increasing my collect on the books to build. I have not decided on what to build at this stage as I am taking baby steps in gathering info and learning/reading, before progressing to the next step.


I am also buying tools that I will require to do the build. Recently bought a metal/wood lathe and on my Home leave in December a friend is coming to teach me on how to do lathe work for both wood and metal.


Please advise if there is anything that I must research and it will be greatly appreciated.


Cheers from a Sunny South Sudan

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