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Hi to all,


My name is Peter, my username is taken from a shipyard on the River Clyde at Dumbarton, Scotland where my grandfather and uncles worked for years. Denny Brothers closed in the 1960's unfortunately, after 160+ years of cutting edge shipbuilding. The yard is best known for completing the Cutty Sark after the original builders, Scott and Linton, went broke. 

Model building was a very big part of my early teen years, mostly plastic of every variety but carved boats and balsa strip aeroplanes also, so now many many years later I'm going to revisit it to give my aging brain and fingers a challenge. My only previous experience with plank on frame models was a kit of the Wasa from many years ago, this was pre laser cutting and the kit was just too labour intensive for that stage of my life. 

I'm starting off with the AL Virginia Schooner which I've been researching here while waiting for the kit to arrive. Some of the reviews and logs seem a bit negative towards AL kits in general but at first glance I'm very happy with the quality of this kit. Everything is straight, the planking and deck strips are well cut with no jagged edges and the written and photo instructions seem quite well done. Perhaps AL realized that they had quality control issues and stepped up their game. 

Anyway I just wanted to say hi and complement the site admins and all the builders, lots of beautiful work here. 

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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 - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            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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You have a storied ancestry with I am sure stories to tell. Welcome to this incredible shipyard. We have some lineage in our group as well, a descendant of Donald McKay, the Canadian, who settled in America, ultimately building ships out of Newburyport Mass. It all adds to the nature of this wonderful pursuit.


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Greetings from Belgium

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    


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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