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Good Morning to all. My name is Randy and I come to you from the Cumberland Mountain area of Virginia USA. I've built models of all kinds all my life including a 1/96 scale armed sloop from a solid hull kit when in my youth. I've always planned to build another but never got around to it until recently when a friend gifted me a Mamoli POB kit of the privateer "Rattlesnake". I came across this site, started reading the build logs, and got all ramped up again. There is some magnificent work displayed here. Thank you for letting me join this very talented group of men and women.

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Welcome to MSW, Randy.  I'm hoping you will do a build log as it's a great way to get help and meet other modelers.


"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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Welcome to Model Ship World Randy.  Lifelong Virginian here.  You live in a beautiful part of the state.  I do hope you start a build log on your Rattlesnake so that we my follow your progress.



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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Welcome to MSW, Randy! Having already done some ship modelling in the past you're starting from a better place than some new people. And it's like riding a bike - you never really forget how to do it; you just wobble a bit when you first get back into the saddle. Yes, certainly start a build log. There's a lot of experienced people in the group who you can turn to for advice and help as you embark on this journey.


Don't be too concerned if you make mistakes - it's a learning process and your modelling improves every time you do another build.


And have fun with it - that's why we do this stuff!

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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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A warm to  :sign: , have a nice Thanksgiving.


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Per aka Dr. Per@Therapy for Shipaholics 

Finished: T37, BB Marie Jeanne - located on a shelf in Sweden, 18th Century Longboat, Winchelsea Capstan

Current: America by Constructo, Solö Ruff, USS Syren by MS, Bluenose by MS

Viking funeral: Harley almost a Harvey

Nautical Research Guild Member - 'Taint a hobby if you gotta hurry

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