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Dean77

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Hi, I'm a new ship builder based in the UK.

I have read through so so much on this forum, so many helpful articles, reviews and build threads!

My background is 12 years as an aircraft engineer followed by 10 years as a maintenance engineer in a factory.

Hobby wise I used to build and fly r/c planes, building from kits and plans making my own modifications as I saw fit, hopefully this will be of some assistance in my ship build.

Thanks Dean 

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Welcome to MSW, it is a great place.

🌻

STAY SAFE

 

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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Welcome, Dean! (That's my middle name, BTW.)

 

I never did RC planes, but I did build a few balsa-and-tissue examples once upon a time. The early ones all came to some sad end, e.g. crashing into a mail box. Eventually I started building them sans rubber band motors to eliminate the temptation to take them outside and wreck them, er, I mean fly them.

 

Cheers!

Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
- Tuco

Current builds: Brigantine Phoenix

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Welcome, Dean.  I had similar experiences to Chris Coyle (see above) which I why I started building ship models. Those balsa planes kept crashing! Hopefully yours didn't - the model ones, I mean!

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Welcome to the forum Dean;

 

My first ever project was a 'Keil-Kraft' balsa glider. Disappeared long ago. I once started on a 6ft B-17 flying fortress, but ran out of steam (ships took over)

 

Whatever you choose to build, I wish you all the best. 

 

Mark P

Previously built models (long ago, aged 18-25ish) POB construction. 32 gun frigate, scratch-built sailing model, Underhill plans.

2 masted topsail schooner, Underhill plans.

 

Started at around that time, but unfinished: 74 gun ship 'Bellona' NMM plans. POB 

 

On the drawing board: POF model of Royal Caroline 1749, part-planked with interior details. My own plans, based on Admiralty draughts and archival research.

 

Always on the go: Research into Royal Navy sailing warship design, construction and use, from Tudor times to 1790. 

 

Member of NRG, SNR, NRS, SMS

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Thanks for the welcome! 

What a great friendly forum.

I did have the odd mishap (with the models thankfully!) Only had one that had to be collected in a bin bag.

I enjoyed building the model aircraft more than flying them. I am now itching for a new challenge and having visited the Historic Ship Dockard in Portsmouth this year and being blown away by the experience model ship building is now my new challenge!

 

 

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Welcome Dean  have fun with whatever ship you decide to build, you'll be sure to find help and advice here at MSW👍😁

Current builds;

 Henry Ramey Upcher 1:25

Providence whaleboat- 1:25     HMS Winchelsea 1764 1:48 

Completed:

HM Cutter Sherbourne- 1:64- finished    Triton cross section scratch- 1:60 - finished 

Non ship:  SBD-3 Dauntless 1:48 Hasegawa -FINISHED

 

 

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Hi Dean,

Welcome to MSW.  Once you decide on a model, I hope you'll start a build log as it's a great way to get help and make friends.

 

I think a lot of us have built the balsa and silkspan aircraft and crashed them.  Like others, I've found wooden ships less likely to crash.

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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Greetings Dean from MIKE in Milton Keynes. Once upon a time I serviced aircraft on the old Grey Funnel Line.

Previous Build: LA gun deck cross section.
Previous Build: Lancia Armata. Panart 1:16
Previous Build: HMS Pickle. Jotika Build.

HMS Triton cross section 1:32.

Shelved awaiting improved skills:

Chuck"s Cheerful.

Current build.

Tender Avos.

HM cutter Alert.

 

 

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Well I may be running before I can walk but I have ordered an Occre HMS Beagle, this was after a lot of thought and research plus I narrowed down what I actually liked the look of.

The review on here, by James H, I read was great.

Occre literally have a step by step guide of the build on Youtube. 

I really like to be challenged and I work shifts so have plenty of time to build her, so no rush. If it really does get too hard I will put her to one side!

Hopefully I can build something that I will be happy to put on display.

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Welcome!

Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)
 

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)

 

On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury

 

Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia

 

Goal: Become better than I was yesterday

 

"The hardest part is deciding to try." - me

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40 minutes ago, Dean77 said:

Well I may be running before I can walk but I have ordered an Occre HMS Beagle, this was after a lot of thought and research plus I narrowed down what I actually liked the look of.

The review on here, by James H, I read was great.

Occre literally have a step by step guide of the build on Youtube. 

I really like to be challenged and I work shifts so have plenty of time to build her, so no rush. If it really does get too hard I will put her to one side!

Hopefully I can build something that I will be happy to put on display.

The Beagle is a lovely kit, and you'll have lots of fun building her. 

Those videos are invaluable to a newcomer too. Good choice. 

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