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Hi, my son(13) and I have been browsing this Forum and are amazed at, and envious of, the brilliant work being produced. We like it a lot and together, we would like to start building models of our own. I am a rusty ex MOD engineer (long time ago) but can probably still measure ok and cut a straight line kind of. My son recently found an old Artesian Latina kit I had barely started back in 2002 (never done one before) of HMS Endeavour and we want to finish it together. The problem we have is the Instructions are missing but we still have 4 large plans. Maybe biting off more than we can chew but we are going to try and carry on with it using just these drawings and hopefully a bit of guidance from any willing guys on here. Well thanks for putting up all your excellent pictures and good luck. Off to make a bench.

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Hi Hotswarf (love the name!). There are quite  a few build logs of the Artesania Endeavour on this forum. Do a search (top right of the page) using those keywords and you should be able to access them. I think they should be able to answer a lot of questions you may have and help you along your way.


Good luck with it all,



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Also love your 'handle'. I laughed out loud when I read it. Welcome! Good for you both. I'm sure you'll find the support you need here on this site.

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Great handle.  Welcome to MSW.

"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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What a wonderful hobby to enjoy with your son!  Best of luck with your build, you should certainly start a log 😊

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A "double" welcome
surely in this site you will find indications, suggestions and above all friends to share this hobby,



Lupo nero


finished models  Carrack Santa Maria by luponero - scale 1/50 - diagrams of Adametz   


models under construction Athenian triere of the 5th century B.C  https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25956-athenian-triere-of-the-5th-century-bc/ 


  San Giovanni Battista 1598 by luponero - Medicean galleon  https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25930-san-giovanni-battista-1598-by-luponero-medicean-galleon/                                           




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Welcome to MSM and greetings from Belgium.



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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