Good day to all. Pleased to be a part of what seems to be a very welcoming forum. My father was a professional modeler working for Basset Loak in the UK, and with retirement beckoning I have unpacked his tools and am ready to go.
Have selected HMS Badger from Caldercraft as the first one up. Will consider starting a build log once I get ready to start.
Retired equipment sales rep. Bought my first ship model in 1993. The Swift. Started on it didn't read the instructions all the way got the ribs and false deck done. Purchased two more Billings kits. Decided to restore Model A Fords. So I packed up the kits and gave them to my son in law. Fast forward moved to WA to be close to grand kids. Asked if I could have the kits back and I am now working on the Swift.
I'm a retired carpenter. i'm working on a 1/8" equals 1' model of the Clipper Ship
Young America. The first hull was pretty crude and was scrapped. The second hull is much better and I am just starting the rigging. I learn a lot every hour I spend on the model.
This second model will probably never be completed but be an ongoing
My next model will be the Denis Sullivan, whose home port is here in Milwaukee, Wis
Hi Ray, that's a great piece of workmanship I love your double planking. I see looking at your workmanship I have still a long way to go, keep at it and I am sure with the help of all our members you will certainly get there. looking forward to future photos.
Hi, I went over the plans and instructions many times, nothing. Then, an idea. I looked at your build log photos, BINGO. They are the "lateral stern bench seats". Fig 6 (Plan 2) and the instructions say to build them from 4X25 walnut planks. Plan 2 1:1 top view shows the profile of the precut parts (FIG. 9) with no notations on construction. problem solved. Thanks.
Where in Scotland are you?
Graham, many thanks, good information . I don't know how long the parts will take to arrive. I have most of the smaller components built and am now in a state of limbo.
The large cannon frame is one of the missing parts so I am stuck there too.
I do have one question. Part FIG. 9 is also missing, I don't know what it is and can find no reference to it in the plans. Any clues?
Hi Graham, I am VERY new to this. Joined to see your pictures of the Armed Launch. Fantastic build.
Just starting the same kit. Due to a cutting issue parts were missed. Anyway, on their way from Italy however, I can not start the hull.
Do you think I can do the main deck planking and hatches and install it later? Instructions are not great. Don't want to mess up the order of things.
Hi Don, Sometime ago you said you were going to post a log of the Marristella Galley on this site are you going to build it, as I have the kit but to me not enough information in the instructions and the plans. THANKS Don Farr
Currently working on schooner Elsie. Question - where does the anchor chain go once it comes aboard? On the model, should it just lie on the deck; go around the windlas; go into a chain box? The plans do not show where the chain goes. Any help or ideas appreciated as to what would look right. Maggie