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Flying Fish by Wizbang69 - Model Shipways - 1/96

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Just thought I’d post a few photos of my first project model shipways flying fish , my wife bought me this kit for Xmas , to be honest I’m totally out of my depth but I’m willing to learn and I would be grateful for any advice you builders can give me .


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Hi Wizbang69

I actually completed this build last year and there are some pics in the gallery (uploaded feb 2018) if they help at all.

I'm a long way from being a good or experienced builder and I found the Fish to be extremely challenging at times but more than worth it in the end.

Good Luck and I'll drag up a chair if you don't mind.


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Hi Steve and mike thanks for the kind messages ,,I’m finding the build rather challenging, never attempted anything like this before , the last ship I built was the HMS ark royal an airfix model kit when I was about 10 year old 😂 , I’ve been struggling with the waterways and planksheer st the bow , just can’t seem to get it right but I’m persevering, I’ve uploaded a few upto date photos , but I haven’t shaped the bow cover boards yet , please feel free to tell me if I’ve made any errors.









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Looking very good, nice and clean so far Andy. The thin bridging strips across the top of the first three bulkheads  - I broke all of them, sometimes more than once!

You are probably aware of this already but it took me quite a while to work it out, the answer to just about everything you need to know about this build is in the plans - somewhere! Sometimes you have to look at two or three different sheets to get the full picture of a specific element that you are working on but it is there.

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