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Hi All.  I am joining this forum to help with my ship model building. I won't say that I'm a novice builder, I've been building models for most of my life time. The first ship I built was the Revell USS Constitution 1:96. My parents had given it to me for Christmas on year back in the 60's. I was pretty far in to it was working on the rigging, then I went into the Army. My younger bother told me a cat had walked the the rigging and destroyed most of that, so he decided to blow it up. Siblings what can I say. I didn't get back into building models much until the 90's, a few plastic plane kits and later a few Guillow's airplane kits, I still have some of the larger Guillow's kits in inventory. The biggest problem I have with those right now is, after you build them where are you going to put them (Planes with 48" wing spans take a lot of room). 

 

I have been building for the last several years, planes, cars, tanks, and some Star Wars & Star Trec models. I currently have about 100 models on display here in my office/workshop.

 

I had started an Artesana Latina kit the "San Francisco" in the 90's but never finished planking it. My son gave me an Occre Terror kit for my birthday, so I am now working on it.

After what I've learned here on the Terror, I am planning to drag out the San Francisco kit (Yes, I still have it even after 20 years) and correct the mistakes and finish it.

 

I have been looking at the build logs of the several people who are also working on the Terror and I have found the information useful.

 

Thanks everyone,

 

Paul Oakley

Spring, TX

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Welcome Aboard and you have landed among some of the best. I am not one of them but they are all around this place. Very helpful very skilled bunch of guys.

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Welcome to MSW, Paul.  Join in and open a build log.

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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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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Welcome to MSW

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    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72

 

Si vis pacem, para bellum

 
 
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