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My name is Andy and I have been building models for about the last 50 years since my late Uncle got me an Airfix Spitfire when I was about 7 years old. Having built mostly plastic models I now want to concentrate on wooden models, I find wood much easier to work with than plastic and I've always been impressed by ship models especially sailing ships. I recently completed the St. Gabriel by Master Korabel which I found to be quite a challenge.

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Cheers Andy

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Good morning Andy,

 

My general background has also been plastic, but I've been doing wood ships since 2001 (with a break of a few years in there too), so it's nice to see someone with a similar background join here. St. Gabriel is a beautiful kit and you really did a corking job on her. 

 

Question is....what is next? 

 

Oh, and 

 

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Welcome to MSW from the antipodes!

 

That St Gabriel looks like having a very difficult hull to shape - all those tight curves!

 

The Occre Golden Hind looks like a good project. It makes a very attractive model. In case you haven't already worked it out, the instructions for a build log are here:

 

Have fun with it, and if you have any questions, the friendly members here are very helpful.

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8 minutes ago, Louie da fly said:

That St Gabriel looks like having a very difficult hull to shape - all those tight curves!

The Hull wasn't too bad, planking is a very thin, almost like paper, wood veneer, 5 minutes soaking and it bent really easily. 

Thanks for the advice on starting a build log. I'm looking forward to building the Golden Hind, I've only built small single masted boats up 'til now.

Cheers Andy

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19 minutes ago, Andyrew said:

I'm looking forward to building the Golden Hind, I've only built small single masted boats up 'til now

 

It's definitely a step upward, but if you take your time and some care, it's really just a matter of doing more of the same thing over and again. But of course an Elizabethan ship has its own quirks and I'd highly recommend you have a look at Backer's phenomenally researched and carried out Pelican/Golden Hind at https://modelshipworld.com/topic/14188-pelican-later-renamed-as-golden-hind-by-backer-scale-145-galleon-late-16th-century/

 

for the inspiration, if nothing else. But it's also chock-a-block with period detail Backer's spent tremendous time and effort finding out and shared with the rest of us.

 

Best wishes,

 

Steven

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12 hours ago, Beach4ever said:

Hello everyone, this is the best forum to advance the hobby that i have seen and am delighted to join.

If you would, open your own introduction and tell us about yourself, interests in modeling, etc.

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