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simon j23/05/2009 20:20:27
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Hi, id like to start building model ships in wood from plans but have no experience of this. Can anyone recommend any good web sites or books which I should read so I can get the basics. Thanks
Bob Abell24/05/2009 07:47:20
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Simon
 
Since you`ve not had a reply yet.................. I suggest you navigate to my galleries and take a look a my three complete builds...plus the others for general interest
 
I`ve posted builds for Louis Heloise, Great Eastern and Jeanie Deans..............from start to finish..............it`s all there!
 
Any problems.......just ask
 
All the best................Bob Abell
Tony Hadley24/05/2009 11:15:04
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Simon,
 
What type of craft would you like to build?  Yachts, cabin cruisers, MTB's, paddle steamers, warships, cargo vessels, to name a few.
 
Static display or r/c?
 
If r/c craft look out for the older (1960/70's) Vic Smeed books. The r/c installation is dated but the build techniques for plans/wood will never change. 
 
Tony.
simon j24/05/2009 19:26:09
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Hi thanks for your replies. Yes I will have a look at your galleries Bob and learn all I can and to answer your question Tony I would mainly like to do display warships but would also like to do a drifter fishing boat from the great herring fleets.
 
Simon

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