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Salutations from Savannah GA, USA


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Greetings folks,


I've been watching and learning here for a month or so and I am amazed at the skills and abilities of many of the builders and their builds I've viewed!!

Just WOW!!


I am a passionate modeler and have been building models for 55 +years. I build primarily aircraft, ships and armor but have built just about one of every genre. I have always been fascinated by wooden sailing ship models but never ventured there. I built the Revell USS Constitution in the late 60s and have built a few other plastic ship kits over the years but never a wooden kit. My mother gifted me the Scientific Models kit of the Robert E. Lee in 1973 I actually started building it but dropped the solid hull onto a concrete floor and smashed the bow in and that was the end of the effort. I have been dragging it with me all these years and my just dig it out and have another go at it. I recently found an incomplete kit listed on ebay but the hull is there and I may just pick it up.


I have a number or plastic ship models in my "stash" including the Revell Kearsarge and Alabama. I am going to have a go at the Alabama and to that end have made some purchases of AM parts. I have ordered the Cottage Industries armament set the HiS Models sails, rigging blocks and pendant set as well as the Scale Decks wooden deck.


I don't have a time line when I will start the build but it will not be anytime soon. So in the mean time I'll continue to watch and learn. I've done a search here on the site for CSS Alabama builds but am coming up empty handed so, if anyone has one or can link me to one I will be most grateful.


Cheers for now,


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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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Welcome to MSW and greeting 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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Welcome to MSW! There is plenty to learn here so I'm sure you be kept busy till you are ready to get started.

"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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