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Thanks for allowing me to join the forum.  I have been, with the exception of a few short periods for university and a young family, a modeler for most of my life.  My interests are eclectic.  I am involved in model railroading as well as in building plastic scale models; aircraft mostly, but I have some plastic ship models in my collection of unbuilt models.  I have dabbled with wooden ship modelling as well, but it has always seemed to be beyond my abilities.  I have recently completed a scratchbuild of a sternwheeler in 1/87 scale based on the drawings of sternwheelers that sailed on Kootenay Lake in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  I am currently working on the "Lively" kit from The Lumberyard using both the kit instructions and the practicum published in "Ships in Scale" magazine.  I hope through this forum to better understand the techniques and better my skills of wooden model ship building.

 

Jeff

 

Jeff Betcher

 

Current Builds:

Completed Builds: Lively of Baltimore 1813 - The Lumberyard; 1/72 Canadair CL-215 water bomber Ontario markings, 1/72 Canadair CL-215 water bomber Newfoundland markings; 1/72 Canadair CL-415 water bomber Ontario markings

Future Builds: Future Builds: HMS Bounty - Artesania Latina; Tender "Avos" Master Korabel; NRG Half Hull; HMS Speedy Vanguard Models

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Jeff, 

Welcome to MSW! The best way to get help is to start a build log of your Lively. There are many accomplished modelers here who are happy to answer questions and make suggestions. You may also search for current or completed logs of Lively. This was a tremendous help to me with Bluenose (my first build). Enjoy.

 

Dave B

Current build: HMS Pegasus, English Pinnace (on hold)

Completed build: MS BluenoseSkippercraft

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Gidday Jeff and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

I wholeheartedly agree with Dave. Search the build logs for the Lively.

If you are so inclined start your own build log as well.

There is a vast amount of knowledge on this site.

People offer there advice freely and will attempt to answer all questions posted.

Feel free to ask for advice if you get hung up on a particular aspect of your build.

All the best with your build.

Mark.

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Welcome to MSW Jeff.

I am the author of the Practicum in SiS so if yo have questions this is the place.

Kurt

 

Kurt Van Dahm

Director

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SAY NO TO PIRACY. SUPPORT ORIGINAL IDEAS AND MANUFACTURERS

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The Society of Model Shipwrights

Butch O'Hare - IPMS

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Welcome to MSW.

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    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72

 

Si vis pacem, para bellum

 
 
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Thanks everyone for your words of welcome and helpful advice.  I am looking forward to learning from everyone here.  I think I will start a build log of Lively as soon as I take some photos of my progress to date.

 

Jeff

Jeff Betcher

 

Current Builds:

Completed Builds: Lively of Baltimore 1813 - The Lumberyard; 1/72 Canadair CL-215 water bomber Ontario markings, 1/72 Canadair CL-215 water bomber Newfoundland markings; 1/72 Canadair CL-415 water bomber Ontario markings

Future Builds: Future Builds: HMS Bounty - Artesania Latina; Tender "Avos" Master Korabel; NRG Half Hull; HMS Speedy Vanguard Models

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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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Welcome! I, too, have a variety of modeling interests. Each enhances the others. Currently, with my handicapped son who lives with me, we are doing Lego. Not the little stuff but the more sophisticated constructs. I do some paper stuff, both free and kits.

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