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Second Model HMS Sherbourne?

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Paul Beeney18/09/2019 16:34:51
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Hi All

i am planning my next model and I’m looking at Caldercraft model HM Sherbourne the blurb says it’s good for first or second build.Has anyone got any experience of this model or thoughts about Caldercraft ie ease of use,quality,instructions etc

Thanks Paul

Colin Bishop18/09/2019 16:50:38
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I have not built one but I have heard that it is a very good introduction to a quality build and I have seen several excellent examples at shows. It's a very nice looking subject too so I reckon it is worth a go if it appeals to you.


Francis Macnaughton18/09/2019 19:55:01
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There is a book covering the model which might be of interest, although now out of print. The author, George Bandurek, gives a lot of info here which might help give an idea of what can be achieved with this kit:


Banjoman18/09/2019 20:10:16
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I have no specific experience of the Sherbourne, but in 2009–10, I built another, and not dissimilar, Caldercraft kit, namely HMS Pickle.

I found it to be a top-notch kit, with all parts and materials clean, sharp and of excellent make and quality. As for the instructions, they were incredibly good and included several sheets of very clear, full-size plans, together with a 64-page (if my memory serves me correctly, but something like that anyway) set of very thorough, step-by-step build instructions, illustrated with clear colour photos and written in excellent English (by, I'd say with almost total certainty, a native speaker of that language).

Based on that experience, I do not hesitate in the least to unreservedly recommend Caldercrafts period ship kits.

My only very minor caveat is that, as I haven't built another one since, I wouldn't know if they've kept up their very high standards from ten years ago, but I have certainly not heard anything to the contrary.


Tony Hadley18/09/2019 22:34:30
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A build log of the model is in the 'Build Features' section of this site.


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