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Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a few weeks and have finally joined as well as subscribing to the NRG. I'm not new to ship modelling but I am new to doing it properly. 


I started with a part work from Del Prado (Bounty). Oh dear. I followed the instructions and although the result is ok, it looks very amateur. I made the mistake of following up with the Hms victory part work by the same people and although I started build in 2003, I didn't get much past the framing as you can see.


A chance conversation with a modelling colleague persuaded me to start again, so in 2016 I started researching and strayed from the provided instructions in an attempt to produce a model I could be proud of. It's still in work and the current state is below. I haven't used the del Prado kit pieces or instructions since I finished planking the hull and she's better for it.


It's also a great hobby for my stress and anxiety. As I said I'm still learning and I probably spend more time thinking and staring than doing, but I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and learning from you. 


thanks for reading! DSC_0345.thumb.JPG.30a192d55befb2a77456d9dc5390b003.JPG




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Gidday Sodburybungy and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

I also spend a great deal of time thinking and staring(unfortunately this is not confined to modelling).

As you have been looking around for a couple of weeks I am sure you will have found the wealth of knowledge and support here. When and if you become stuck or are unsure please reach out. I have always believed that we should ask questions to gain knowledge or clarify issues.

In this long winded rant all I am saying is welcome aboard.

All the best with your build.



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6 hours ago, Sodburybungy said:

I probably spend more time thinking and staring than doing

Funny you should say that - I just sat down for a cup of tea and as I mused on todays progress I thought "I have spent most of the day wondering how I was going to do the next bit. Welcome to the indecisiveness club! 



Current Build:-

Cangarda (Steam Yacht) - Scale 1:24


Previous Builds:-


Schooner Germania (Nova) - Scale 1:36


Schooner Altair by KeithAug - Scale 1:32 - 1931


J Class Endeavour by KeithAug - Amati - Scale 1:35 - 1989 after restoration.



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Welcome to MSW Sodburybungy, and good luck with finishing the Victory

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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"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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