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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, 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!

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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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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.

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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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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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