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BEFORE YOU POST YOUR BUILD LOG - PLEASE READ THIS - Starting and Naming your Scratch Build Log


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This area is intended for your build logs of any scratch-built models you are working.  Whether they are wood, plastic, card, or RC kits.  This is the place where you can document your step-by-step progress.  Post images of your work and share your techniques and ideas with your fellow Model Ship World members.

 

How to set up your log?

 

Create a new topic for each individual model you are working on.  As you make more progress on it,  reply within that topic to post updates on it.  Please keep all such posts on topic with regard to the log you are working on and all replies within your one log.  Do not create another topic each time you want to make an update.  If you are only posting images of your completed model...please do so in the gallery.  This forum is for works in progress so we can follow along with your step-by-step explanations.

 

How to Name your build log?

 

We have a "Build Log Naming Convention" to enable the Search Engine to sort them Alphabetically by "Ship's Name" and/or "Builder's Name".

 

We urge you to follow the guidelines below to make this work properly. If you don't, a Moderator will do it for you anyway - so you may as well get it right first time and save us the trouble.

 

This is how your Build Log Title must be set up for Static Wooden Ships :

 

HMS Victory by Fred Bloggs - Scale 1: 75 - 1805 as she appeared after Trafalger - First wooden ship build

 

The first section in RED is MANDATORY and must be done EXACTLY as shown to enable correct Sorting by the Search facility. Note there are SPACES either side of the dash following your Username.

 

Check other Build Logs for an existing one to see whether the "HMS" (or other prefix) is used before the Ship's Name.

 

DO NOT Re-Title the RED section if it has been done by a Moderator.

 

The second section in GREEN is OPTIONAL - you may add any further information you like. There is a much larger Character Limit than previously - 150 characters compared to the old one of about 40.

 

(Note that the colors above are only for this demonstration - you can't Format a Title like you can with other Text)

 

For Plastic, Card, Ships in Bottles and Radio Controlled the following (in PURPLE) will need to be added :

 

USS New Jersey by giblets - PLASTIC - Superdetailed with PE

 

HMAS Sydney by ship ahoy - CARD - 1: 100

 

HMS Victory by Simmo - BOTTLE - 1/700 scale

 

Vosper PT Boat by whereami - RADIO - A nice model to build

 

Instructions on how to use the Search to find a Build Log list of the Ship you are looking for are in a pinned Topic in "Questions/instructions on how to use and post to this forum/Site Problems or suggestions".

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These rules are a little bit stringent in that my usual way of making ship models (both static and dynamic) - from scratch - foresee the use of different  media. i.e.: wood, metal, plastic, resin, etc.

Now, how can I start a topic?

Thanks in advance for the suggestion.

Captainroger

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Hi

 

I have just tried to start a new scratch log and have ran into a problem when I go to copy MSword text onto the page and attach a photo. The text and the file name do not appear on the page like they used to. in my last build log. If I click on the preview button I can see the photo but not the copied text. I feel it must be a setting but cannot find anything.

 

Daryl

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Other than naming our Scratch Build Log, where can we find instructions on how to correctly set up and post updates? We are building the Ironclad USS St Louis as a club project and have assigned one member as a coordinator but eventually will have about a dozen modelers contributing to the project. Most of our postings will consist of photos and documents reporting individual or team progress. None of us has any experience with posting build logs. Our initial attempt doesn't appear to be correct. Is it possible for more than one member to contribute their portion of the postings or do they all  have to originate from a single source? Our attempted second posting update appears as a comment from TomG667 although it actually came from our coordinator.

 

Please help straighten us out.

 

Johnhoward

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Yes....Just name and post your log.  Then hit reply to post a new update.  Anyone working on the model can post these updates in the same log.   But it will be seen as a reply.   But because its in the same one log it should be fine.  The way its working now is the way it is supposed to work.   Unfortunately you will have multiple people or members contributing.  Unless of course you give everyone the username and password of one individual member and all of you use it when posting updates.

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You have no heading for iron/steel ship models - if of interest to the other model makers, I would be pleased to put up a truncated version of the 'Current Project' on my own web site at:

 

http://www.wworkshop.net/Falls_of_Clyde/Menu.html

 

I can leave out the tool making, and take the viewer through a dozen or so photos, enough to show the process and progress of the construction.  I see nothing similar in your splendid web site.

 

With respect,  Gerald

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Gerald:

While there isn't a specific heading for steel ships the build log of your model would be of great interest to a lot of us.  Don't worry about leaving out tools as there will be a lot of interest in them too.

Your work will be followed when you post it.  I have been checking your web site ever since you asked about the bilge pumps.

Kurt

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Gerald,

 

your work Looks fantastic, and I presume that a lot of your fellow builders on this site would love to see more of your beautiful and precise work. A steel plated ("riveted") model or a cross section made in build-log steps, in the way you present it on your own site would be great.

 

Trust that this thread ought to be moved (perhaps by moderator) to a new place / Topic "iron and steel ships" or so ...

 

Nils

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Many thanks all, I will take a look at thinning down and reordering my collection of photos for a Scratch Build Project here.  My own Current Project will run to about 400 photos (and end in June next year) with a focus on the tool making.  Now that it is completed - the model was finished last week end, I can reorder the photo collection as a  Ship Building Project that hopefully might encourage a few others to replicate ship building in metal, as so many of you do in wood.  Watch this space.

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Hi Everyone;

 

I want to start my build log soon,  it will be of HMS Tremendous,  a 1:48 scale model of a 74 gun ship launched in 1784.  I intend to display her in a case with her ship's boats placed around her on the base,  but near the glass so that they can be seen.

 

I shall build the boats at intervals during the build. 

 

I would like to check how to post them,  though.  I assume I should start a separate build log for each boat,  and not place them all under the same log as the main ship herself.

 

Can someone please confirm that this is how I should do this,  just to be sure.

 

All the best,

 

Mark P

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Mark:

You can include the ships boats in the main build log.    You are displaying the ships boats off the model but most builds include the ships boats as part of the build and not done in separate logs.  If you include similar wording as the undelined wording noting that the ships boats are included - HMS Tremendous with Ships Boats  - it covers the whole project. 

You can also do separate build logs but I think those following the project would want to go to only one log to follow your progress. 

Really it's your choice.

Kurt

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