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Howdey from West Texas


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My names Dwight ( no I wasn't named after a President or a CW singer ) and I'm a retired chemistry teacher. I've been building models as long as I can remember but just decided to add shipwright to my resume'. I've kinda started a build log and may actually continue it if the results of the build aren't awful. I'll try and enclose a pic of one of my last RR build so to prove I'm not completely daft1384131804_IMG_0212(1).thumb.JPG.aea2aec1b2cc0549be06a8852168c1a6.JPG trying this ship thing.



current build : Fair America by Model Shipways


Completed Build : 18th Century Armed Longboat by Model Shipways Armed Virginia Sloop by Model Shipways


Under the bench : Syren by Model Shipways ,, Rattlesnake by Model Shipways

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Welcome to MSW from Central Texas.   Very nice railroad model/diorama.  As for the ship building, remember it is not a competition.  We are here to enjoy and share the hobby, learn a few things, develop our skills, pass the time, and in some cases use swear words.  :)  It's all good....



- Gary


Current Build: Artesania Latina Sopwith Camel

Completed Builds: Blue Jacket America 1/48th  Annapolis Wherry


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8 minutes ago, Dwight said:

I'm not completely daft trying this ship thing. 

 Me thinks being daft is not optional, it's a prerequisite. 🤔


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Gidday Dwight and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

What a fantastic diorama.

You will find loads of support and encouragement here.

When you encounter an issue or you are unsure I encourage you to ask questions.

Your previous modelling experience will be a definite bonus.

Wishing you all the best in your build.


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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    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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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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