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Hi to you all on this incredible site. I've been modelling for most of my life, starting at around 7 with Airfix planes and graduating through the ranks to finally wooden boat building (which I think is the epitome of modelling) 

I'm 70 years of age and always wake with a project in mind. My wife and I have been happily married for 47 years ...no children by choice. She is an artist and I have spent most of my life in theatre designing ,building and painting sets. 

We live in a beautiful part of South Australia called The Fleurieu Peninsula. Our home is near the ocean and we have some of Australia's best wine on our doorstep. Our area specialises in Shiraz and has won many awards over many years.

We are both fortunate to have a workshop each. My wife has her studio filled with skylights and a magnificent view over the ocean while I have my workshop with numerous tools etc.

We have both been retired for about 5 years and travelled extensively seeing what our beautiful country has to offer

.Since retirement I've finished the AL...Scot tish Maid and am currently building the A,L. ...Bluenose11.....I like the Artesania Kits but the next one will be the Charles W. Morgan by Model Shipways......I consider the Model Shipways company to be the epitome of model kits  

Well my friends that's all for now ,happy boat building to you all and I thank you all for some amazing insights to our incredible hobby.

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Welcome to MSW Tim?jina

It sounds like you are already well along the model ship building path.

Even though you have started your current ship you can still do a build log.

This is a very friendly place to be a member of, join in

and have a good time.

Hooroo Chris

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Hello there!


Welcome to the community; you'll find some seriously impressive noggins where research is concerned and of course some truly amazing crafts(wo)manship to enjoy.


Best wishes,



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Hi all from hot Florida! I’m originally from Stonington, Connecticut and now live the retired life in Florida. I sail Soling OM RC boats with the local club and have built 3 of them and 2 RC powerboats, the last of which was a scratch built model of a Stonington Fishing Dragger. I am presently working on a model LN Tug which is a kit from Dumas. I do keep adding details to the Dragger and have a display stand for it on the plan table. I admire the detail that many folks have put into their models. Here are some photos of my RC models that have been created:



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hello Tim,

I liked your introduction, wish you a pleasant stay with MSW, and look forward to your first buildlog here...



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Welcome to MSW, Tim.

I too like what you've shown us and hope you'll do a build log here.

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