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Hi everyone..  just to say hello...  been building models for many years,,  but not anything that travels on water,,,,,


retiring soon and looking for something different and long term,,,  always liked working with wood..built a couple of small wood models recently getting to know the medium,,  I will be starting a long term project soon


although if you speak to my wife..  she has other plans for my time...


Anyway good morning and happy modelling


Kind regards



Jim T


Current build:  HMS Agamemnon - Caldercraft - 1:64


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Hello Jimmy and welcome to MSW.


Bruce (south of you)




A model shipwright and an amateur historian are heads & tails of the same coin

current builds:

HMS Berwick 1775, 1/192 scratchbuild; a Slade 74 in the Navy Board style

Mediator sloop, 1/48 - an 18th century transport scratchbuild 

French longboat - CAF - 1/48, on hold

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19 minutes ago, Cabbie said:

Well if that's the case Jim. "We won't speak to her."

So you go right ahead and have a ball doing lots of modelling.

And welcome to MSW

Thanks Cabbie,,,,  let me know how you get on by not talking to her,,  I've tried that over the years,,,  just gets worse for me...

Jim T


Current build:  HMS Agamemnon - Caldercraft - 1:64


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Gidday Jim and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

You have found a site where members possess a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise.

You will find the collective knowledge is freely shared and questions are encouraged.

If you haven't already I would suggest a search of the build logs as this will assist in your selection of model.

I wish you all the best in your endeavours.


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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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Greetings, patrick

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


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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18 hours ago, davidrasch said:

Welcome indeed! Your are in the home of the Merlin engine from WWII. Used in watercraft I don't know.

Although I know some Merlin engines were built in Glasgow I thought it was developed at Rolls Royce in Derby England. My family lived in Derby during the war and the factory made it a target for the Luftwaffe.


Welcome James.

Current Build(s):

  • H.M.S Diana 1794 - Caldercraft 1:64 Scale


Completed Builds:





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