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A Danish builder rediscovering model ships


Procyon74

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Hi

 

I am fairly new to the ship modelling hobby. I was "tricked" into this as my 6 year old son insisted we visited a hobby shop to buy a plastic viking ship. I am Danish after all. But I couldn't believe all the wonderful boxes of wood model ships on the shelves, and I was instantly transported back to my early teens, where my dad had a Wasa kit (incomplete) lying around which I fruitlessly started to build. All the daydreaming of a mighty warship just came back.

 

So I started with the beginners ship Polaris from Occre just to see if I could do it. And I was pretty satisfied and more importantly more hooked. It was actually doable.

 

I am now in the process of doing the Beagle from Occre, and I think it is going good. I have started a build log here: 

 

Let see where this takes me.

 

My son asks me daily, when I am finished 🙂 and what ship I will build next. He also likes to sit with me while doing a little building, although he is a bit annoyed that there isn't many moving parts. Only the rudder moves a little.

 

Regards,

Lars

 

Current build: HMS Beagle - OcCre 1:60

Completed build: Polaris - OcCre 1:50 

 

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Welcome to Model Ship World Lars.  The OcCre kits build into fine models.  I am glad your son "tricked" you into this hobby and that he shows an interest in your work.  I will be checking out your HMS Beagle build log.

Ryland

 

Member - Hampton Roads Ship Model Society

            - Ship Model Society of New Jersey

               - Nautical Research Guild

       

 

Current Build - Armed Virginia Sloop, 18th Century Longboat

Completed Build - Medway Longboat

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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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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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Hello Lars, and welcome to MSW from the UK.

 

12 hours ago, Procyon74 said:

... I couldn't believe all the wonderful boxes of wood model ships on the shelves ...

 

You have a model shop you can visit? With wooden kits on display? Lucky boy!!!

Have fun.

Regards,

Bruce

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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!

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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