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ashley needham

“building,building and more..”

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Name: ashley needham
Country: United Kingdom

My Model Building:

What is your main interest:

  • Scale Boats - Radio Control

How long have you been building model boats:

  • Over 10 years

What type of model boat do you build:

  • Modern

I build from:

  • Plans

Which of the following best describes your model-building ability:

  • Intermediate

More about me:

I collect plastic toy soldiers, mainly 1/32 or thereabouts (54mm)and make/collect forts/castles for same. I  play the Euphonium, Ophicleide and Saxophone and run my own 15pce dance band. My boat building started when I was 20-ish, just fiddling about really, and has only developed into a more active hobby when my son was 8, and I started making boats again. My interests are wide, half my boats are "ordinary" and half are "odd". Anything out of the ordinary is fair game, the weirder the better. I do not build from plans, perhaps a rough sketch, all the details are in my brain-box.  Hardboard??  good stuff!

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Last online: 26/09/2021 08:07:59

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