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Whilst I'm on the edge of working on my Caldercraft Mary Rose kit, I've been modelling some projects in plastic.

 

I'm also a contributor for the Military Illustrated Modeller magazine, and my latest project, a 1:32 Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Fly Model) is on the cover of the latest aircraft issue.

 

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Blatant plug? Perhaps, but what else do you model apart from ship models?

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Have just started the Model Airways Sopwith Camel. Have a couple Occre Locomotives in inventory as well as the Confederacy and the Marseille. Used to do a lot of plastic.....tanks, ships, cars....all the usual 60's model kits.

Finished my Wells Fargo Stagecoach and Lackawanna while waiting for our new house remodel to be completed.....still waiting to get my work space back......

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James,

 

That's a great model! Where did you get info on the Natter? Did you get plans too?

 

I spent most of my youth building plastic airplanes, ships and armor. When I moved out here, I did airplanes and cars. Then wooden ships, and it went downhill from there. . .

 

Now, for unbuilt models (along with 15 or so wooden ship models) Ive got 3 old Airfix kits, one Hasegawa Formula 3000 race car, a couple of odd WW2 planes from a hobby shop closeout, a Guillows Ryan (Spirit of St. Louis) and a Guillows B-17-that sucker is huge!

 

And, I hope, I have 20-30 years of retirement to build them.

 

Thanks James. Another fun topic.

 

Harvey

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At the present, I'm only interested in older wooden sailing ships, older than 1800, but in my life I have modeled almost everything, cars, airplanes, helicopters, space stuff, human/humanoid figures, cannons, guns and pistols in 1/1 scale, ships like the Missouri and Yamato,  as well as several plastic sailing ships.

I guess when you have the modelling gene inside you, there is little you can do to ignore it. 

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Scroll sawing wooden clocks that keep time which I sell.  

I am finishing up a plan for a windmill (polder molen) from the 1600's. It will be a working model (1.20mtr high), with inner gears and lights  People tell me once it is finished it should be in the front yard.  Maybe if I anchor it in the ground.  I can just see it disappear. 

 

Marc

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I have been looking at the Lincoln Mint kits, I like the looks of them, but pricey so on the back burner atm

Shaz, Revell has some decent hardtail chopper kits in 1:12 scale for very reasonable prices--

 

http://www.squadron.com/1-12-Revell-USA-RM-Kustom-Crusader-Custom-Chopper-p/rm7314.htm

 

There are also the Academy series with more stock/bagger options in 1/10 scale--

 

http://www.ebay.com/clp/academy-motorcycle-models-kits/2591?query=Brand%3AAcademy

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I built the MS Wright Flyer (a great Kit very interesting build) which is now happily flying circles above my wife's desk taking up no shelf space as i need that for the ever growing Fleet!!

But since this winter I am back on board the yacht I skipper back to a couple of F! racing cars 12th scale But i think next year i will smuggle a Long Boat on board as will have room for that.

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I am guessing that modeling sheepskin leggings under a full moon by the light of a roaring bon fire isnt quite what the OP had in mind.... :P

 

When i was younger I modeled WWII aircraft, mostly Pacific Theater carrier based, the occasional 8thAF aircraft, even a car or two. Kind of drifted away from it as I got older and discovered the joys of being an adult - job, bills etc. Now I have wooden ships and MSW to occupy me and keep me out of trouble, more or less.

Sam

 

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Here is a few of my plastic kits.. I gave many away or got broken in lack of regard.  The green little ute is completely kitbashed, the Sopwith is hand painted only with a brush,, Cars are hand sprayed and brushed.. they need some dusting...

 

Also heres last years model project.. Brushless rc boats.. had heaps of fun learning about Lipo's ans modern RC gear had been many years,, they really need to get out for a blast...    

 

Ollie

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Variously...

-Model airplanes of all sorts: plastic a long time ago, balsa rubber powered P51-D and Ford Trimotor, couple of R/C planes.

-Plastic car models a when I was much younger

-Several kites (A Wright Flyer, a Four-decker..)

-Model steam engines

-Tabletop gaming miniatures

-Casting and painting model chess set (Prince August: Richard The Lionheart vs Saladin)

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Bill,

 

My memory isn't what it used to be-you're correct, and I've seen it. :o I've only been to HFC once, but I think I saw it. I know I saw a V-1.

 

That day was a bit of a blur. It was my last day of work, and I needed to turn my badge in. But they were busy, so I had to kill an hour or so.

 

It's a great museum. I'm really glad that Allen keeps most of them flying.

 

Thanks for the reminder.

 

Harvey

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I think I posted a couple of these pics on MSW 1.0, but here they are again. I built this excellent kit about 18 years ago.

 

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel - 1:12 scale - wood, aluminium, cast metal, plastic and wire construction. All the control surfaces operate from the stick and pedals in the cockpit.

 

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:cheers:  Danny

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Lovely model Dan B)  B) I remember someone manufacturing a similar style kit for the fokker triplane.I am going back probably 35 years and can't remember the manufacturer.

Kind Regards Nigel

 

Nigel, that was Hasegawa again - wish I'd bought one of those as well, but they had already stopped making them at the time I bought this model and I couldn't get one :(.

 

They made a couple more in this series, but I can't recall what they were.

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Nigel, that was Hasegawa again - wish I'd bought one of those as well, but they had already stopped making them at the time I bought this model and I couldn't get one :(.

 

They made a couple more in this series, but I can't recall what they were.

 

:cheers:  Danny

 

you can still get the hasegawa fokker on ebay if you're willing to spend a small fortune. or wait until ME releases theirs, which should be soon. :)

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Marc, do you have a web page or anything where people van buy your clocks?

No I don't.  I usually sell when friends ask for one. The price depends on the wood I use.  I made one from 80% purple heart and the rest with pear and maple.  That clock I sold for $550.00.  What takes the longest time, is sanding all the teeth exact.  I have screwed up many times and when I put the clock together it runs too fast or slow.  I then take it apart and redo a wheel or two.

I have made 4 clocks so far.  They are time consuming but in the end you have something that actually works.  I started with a paper clock and it worked, it was a bit slow.

 

There is a guy in the UK that sells nice CAD drawings that I purchased and use to build his clocks. 

h**p://www.woodenclocks.co.uk/     

I also scour the scroll saw forum for that.  Lots of free plans there.

Marc

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Besides getting into ships I also have trains.  Not sure how to posts pics here though.  Don't see an obvious insert pic/jpg icon here.  Suggestions?

 

Let's see if I can follow instructions and show you engine #6 from the old Ma & Pa

 

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As I mentioned before...I model just about anything that lands on my table.  one time,  the batmobile made a debut.

 

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another time,  an F-15 landed on the table......

 

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I was in my 30's when I did the revell kit of the U.S.S. United States.  I didn't do a lot of painting,  but it still came out rather well.

 

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I had been working on the second build of the revell Cutty sark,  when I got my introduction to wooden ships........my first was the Nordkap.  a friend of mine at work gave it to me.   another friend gave me this kit.   it's an old Ambroid kit....the B&M snow plow.  the kit was produced around 1955.  his wife's grandfather had died......she was going to throw it out,  but her husband thought I would like it,  and he brought it in to me.   this is how I got it.

 

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I had to buy the trucks and couplers for it.......but I got this far with it

 

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I plan on doing a diorama for it.......some scenery,  a couple of structures...who knows what else, but I bought some HO track and set it up on a piece of plywood.  I still have more to do to it.....I hope to get back to it and finish it some day.

 

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I have a few other builds.......they are on CD,  and not in my computer at the moment ;)     one other build I've done,  I used to do in my younger days.......I bought one to see if I could still pull it off.  

 

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flying aircraft ......this is the Guillow's Spitfire.  it's not quite finished.......I wanted to see if it could fly,  but with the turn of the seasons......I guess I won't find out until springtime.  at the moment,  I'm up to my eyeballs in ships........hope I can finish them all,  before something else lands on the table  ;)

 

 

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