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I am reasonably new tot he website and have been dipping in and out as I start to make HMS DIANA (Caldercraft); in the past I have made HMS SUPPLY and smaller boats: this is the first big frigate.  I am therefore here looking for tips!! .  I have completed the hull and the first planking and about to embark in cutting the gunports but...I am nervous... so looking for guidance and advice.  the website is excellent but hard to navigate around and find stuff you need. Peter  

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Hello Peter,

 

Welcome to MSW.   The big thing is, relax.  This is a hobby :)   There's an index of the kit models (I'm posting link below).  Look up Diana and you'll see the build logs.  For specific questions, use the search function (upper right hand side of every page).   If there's a specific issue on the hull, there's the Building, Framing, Planking area.

 

 

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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Peter, if you start a build log you will find many willing to help and guide. In so far as navigation is concerned let me know what you are trying to do or find and I will try to help. 

Keith

 

Current Build:-

Cangarda (Steam Yacht) - Scale 1:24

 

Previous Builds:-

 

Schooner Germania (Nova) - Scale 1:36

https://modelshipworld.com/topic/19848-schooner-germania-nova-by-keithaug-scale-136-1908-2011/

Schooner Altair by KeithAug - Scale 1:32 - 1931

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/12515-schooner-altair-by-keithaug-scale-132-1931/?p=378702

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

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/10752-j-class-endeavour-by-keithaug-amati-scale-135-1989-after-restoration/?p=325029

 

Other Topics

Nautical Adventures

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13727-nautical-adventures/?p=422846

 

 

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Welcome to MSW

 

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Gidday Peter and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

Follow marks link in Post #2 and search for HMS Supply.

I second Keiths suggestion in Post #3 re starting your own build log.

You will find the members here are willing to offer advice and support with any issues you encounter.

You can also type in specific titles to search for relevant information.

We all require some assistance and guidance at times to clarify things.

I wish you all the best in your endeavours.

Mark.

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On 4/29/2019 at 12:29 AM, mtaylor said:

Hello Peter,

 

Welcome to MSW.   The big thing is, relax.  This is a hobby :)   There's an index of the kit models (I'm posting link below).  Look up Diana and you'll see the build logs.  For specific questions, use the search function (upper right hand side of every page).   If there's a specific issue on the hull, there's the Building, Framing, Planking area.

 

 

Mark

 

Thank you for your advice: slow and steady will be my maxim and I will not be afraid to ask for guidance!

 

Peter  

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On 4/29/2019 at 1:29 AM, KeithAug said:

Peter, if you start a build log you will find many willing to help and guide. In so far as navigation is concerned let me know what you are trying to do or find and I will try to help. 

Thank you Keith and indeed the rest of you who offered to help - be careful, I might well take you up!.  I think I will start a build log and keep you all upto date. 

 

peter 

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On 4/29/2019 at 1:29 AM, KeithAug said:

Peter, if you start a build log you will find many willing to help and guide. In so far as navigation is concerned let me know what you are trying to do or find and I will try to help. 

Keith 

 

You were kind enough to offer to help!  A word of advice please.  I have been building a kit model of DIANA and also looking at the other chaps building the same model for inspiration/help.  I have decided to follow several of them and to use Boxwood for the upper structures (above the waterline) on the second planking phase.  I have used or seen boxwood before yet everyone speaks very highly of it so I bought a bundle of 1x4mm strips: they seem very yellow to me and not the pale tone I was expecting.  My ignorance?  what do you think - is this normal? Numpty question but I want to be sure! 

 

Peter 

 

 

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Peter. I have seen both pale and the more yellow boxwood - seen in your photographs. If you are anything like my age you may recall the wooden foot rules from school. These were invariably made from boxwood and my recollection is that they were generally the colour in your photo. The real question is what effect you are trying to achieve on your model and whether the darker colour is a problem. 

I keep this as a handy reference as to the more common woods to use...........http://modelshipbuilder.com/page.php?49

Keith

 

Current Build:-

Cangarda (Steam Yacht) - Scale 1:24

 

Previous Builds:-

 

Schooner Germania (Nova) - Scale 1:36

https://modelshipworld.com/topic/19848-schooner-germania-nova-by-keithaug-scale-136-1908-2011/

Schooner Altair by KeithAug - Scale 1:32 - 1931

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/12515-schooner-altair-by-keithaug-scale-132-1931/?p=378702

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

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/10752-j-class-endeavour-by-keithaug-amati-scale-135-1989-after-restoration/?p=325029

 

Other Topics

Nautical Adventures

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13727-nautical-adventures/?p=422846

 

 

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Thank you Keith; I do remember the yellow scale rules at school.  I think I will proceed with the boxwood, it is for the upperstructures only and, when the various layers of paint are applied, I think the mellow straw colour will be quite effective. Thanks for the wood guide!

 

Peter 

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