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Hello modelers, 


I've been lurking for a year but joined in May. I figured it's time to introduce myself. My name is Sean and since I've seen a fair amount of representation from Southern Ontario I felt comfortable to pull up a chair.

My journey on your fine site began after a received Model Shipways Armed Virginia Sloop kit as a Christmas gift 3 years ago. After assembling the bulkheads on the keel and massacring the rabbet I concluded that I was hardly prepared for this hobby. Months of research, build log scouring and Bob Hunt's practicum had me back in the driver's seat and I've loved every minute of the build, even the "tedious" bits. I restarted in April and finished last month. I owe a lot to the invaluable information I've learned from MSW's members.

Prior to my first model ship my only modeling experience has been hastily assembled plastic cars as a child, Lego, and more recently miniatures for use in board games.

I'm not sure of my next model but I recently stumbled upon Euromodel's Royal William kit at a thrift shop. I bought it immediately but it is almost certainly beyond my skill level right now. Therefore I have two questions:


What would be the most appropriate forum to ask for recommendations for my next project?

What would be the most appropriate forum to ask questions about how old my Euromodel Royal William is?


Thanks everyone. Take care, be safe.


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Warm welcome  from the UK.



Current builds  

28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.




Completed works.


Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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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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Welcome from the UK, Sean, looking forward to seeing your AVS some day.




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, Sean!


You might like to have a look at this thread - it might help you decide what to make next.



On the other hand, as you've already completed one model, you might want to tackle something a little more advanced (though I believe these are still very worthwhile models to make). 


I just had a look at Euromodel's Royal William - I can see why you wouldn't want to tackle it straight away. Beautiful ship, though! And when you're ready for it, it'll be something to be really proud of.


Whatever you do make next, make sure you start a build log. The instructions are here: 

It's a very valuable way to get feedback on your model, advice, help and encouragement. And we get to see your build!


And don't be afraid to ask questions - there's no such thing as a stupid question - and you'll probably find any problem you encounter has already been faced and solved by someone on the forum who will be most happy to help.





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"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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