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Hi to all existing members,


I returned to modelling 5 years ago when I retired, resurrecting my interest in plastic WW2 aircraft, mostly at 1:72, and famous warships, but now at 1:350, with the exception of the Revells type VIIC U-Boot, and Flower Class Corvette at 1:144. the later which I modified to represent HMS Compass Rose from the film The Cruel Sea. Space is now my problem, but my wife has said she will allow me to display a nice wooden model ship in the dining room!  After some searching I have joined the MSW as the ideal website to help me build a suitable model. I have studied the suggested models and think I will buy the Caldrcraft HM Supply. Good choice?

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Hello and a warm welcome from Sussex to MSW. Not built the Supply but someone will speak up.

This is a good place to get guidance, don't be shy about asking.







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 to MSW.   I suggest you have a look at this topic before starting Supply as it has some great advise.


"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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Marshall, welcome to MSW. Please start a build log when you get your kit purchased where we can follow your progress. You'll find friendly folk here who will be glad to assist should you need advise. 

Current Builds: 1880s Floating Steam Donkey Pile Driver by Keith Black 1:120 Scale

                             Wood Hull Screw Frigate USS Tennessee

                             Decorative Carrack Warship Restoration, the Amelia


Completed: Early Swift 1805 Model Restoration



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Welcome! I had a teacher friend who did a unit on The Cruel Sea. He asked me to do a Flower-class corvette for him, so I did the 1/100 scale card version from Modelik. It was really a bit over my head for my skill level at the time, but I got it done.


As much as I love Caldercraft, I think there are some more fool-proof kits available today, thanks to advances in design and higher standards for instructions. After you read the suggested thread, have a look at some of the offerings from Vanguard Models or Master Korabel, for starters, and also search for build logs with the words "first wooden ship" (or similar) to see what other beginners are tackling.



Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

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

Current builds: Brigantine Phoenix, Speeljacht

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Big welcome from down under in Australia. I have visited England on many occasions, work and social, but never made it to your part of the world.  My daughter spent her honeymoon there last year and loved it. So post Covid I hope to get there.  All the best...please enjoy this site.


Mike from Aus

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Welcome to the Forum.


I discovered this useful link the other day ... New to ship modelling? But what do you build first? .

...  I'm currently building Vanguard Models Lady Eleanor Fifie, which is a Scottish fishing vessel. It's not too large and can be bought with/without sails.


As others have said, this is a great website with lots of friendly advice.


All the best,




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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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