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I'm still very new to ship building.  Dont get loads of time with kids and work. But trying to give my self some time to relax and build. I've been visiting this site quite often and reading some of the build logs. Found it very interesting and way out of my league the quality that yous finish your ships at.


I've start the rainbow j class. And got giving a build the black pearl off my dad. Which was more than enough to keep me going.

The black pearl I have found very demanding as it was a large ship to start with.

The rainbow j class has been abit more of a easier build but instructions aren't great.


I have just been giving 4 more ships off my dad that he has started and unfortunately wont ever get to finish them. So am hoping for lots of advice and tips as I want to do them to the best finish i can for him..

They are all partworks ships.. ( he couldn't help himself haha)


Hms hood.

U 96 submarine 


Sovereign of the seas.



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Hi Sanders,


Nice to to see another NE member on the forum.


Have a good root around here and you’ll find all you need, and as you will know from your browsing if you can’t find it just ask there is a wealth of talent here and people are only too willing to share it.



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Welcome! We all started as novice... This is the place to learn, that's for sure! It's a great hobby that gives you lots of pride in craftsmanship.

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Gidday Sanders and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

As you have stated it is a great idea to search or just spend time reading through the build logs.

I sincerely hope your father is O.K.

A couple of pieces of friendly advice,

Read and reread the instructions, I know some instructions are vague and leave a lot to be desired but they are where most of us start.

Dry fit everything before opening the glue.

Seek advice and do not be afraid to ask questions.

Above all - enjoy yourself. This hobby is not meant to be a chore.

I wish you all the best in your endeavours.




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