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awvs

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New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« on: October 03, 2008, 06:00:33 PM »

Hello everybody.
I just want to introduce myself and my new build "Milford Star." My name is Wilhelm and by no means an experienced model builder. My previous build models are the “Happy Hunter” and the “Rembertiturm." Building the Milford Star took me approximately 4 month . She is equipped with navigation lights, sound and a working smoke stack. The maiden voyage took place last week. I hope you guys enjoy the pictures.
Best
Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 06:10:17 PM »

Wilhelm,  very nice indeed,  Peter M
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 06:11:35 PM »

Super model, Wilhelm.

There have been some comments in the Forum that the instructions and plans for "Milford Star" are inadequate. You clearly triumphed.

I have just PM'd you with your formal "Welcome".

Roger in France.
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 06:58:41 PM »

Welcome Wilhelm and congratulations on a fine model.
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awvs

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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 07:39:05 PM »

Hello everybody
and thanks for the friendly welcome and the positive comments on the model. I have to agree with the other forum members on the plans and instructions by Caldercraft. They are very poor indeed. What other model ship manufacturers would you guys recommend? I did read some very positive review about "Model Slipway."
Thanks again for your kind words.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 08:05:14 PM »

Model Slipway are excellent Wilhelm with their instructions and also the information on their web site.

www.modelslipway.com

Could we have some more close up photos of Milford Star as there are one or two of us on here who are building it and the photos would be a help.
Thanks.  O0
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 09:00:44 PM »

Thanks for the model slipway website.
Here are a few more pictures.

Best

Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 12:39:02 AM »

Wonderful model Wilhelm and finely built! There are one or two other threads here on the forum about this popular ex-RN mine sweeper trawler.

Cheers
Simon  :o
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008, 01:22:37 AM »

Thanks Simon,
I should have researched this Forum before I started my Milford Star. You are never to old to learn something.

How do you guys do the lettering on the boats? My "Happy Hunter" and the "Rembertiturm" did have stickers included in the kit, but not this one. I am thankfull for any advice.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2008, 03:10:36 AM »

Welcome Willhelm

A great looking model. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2008, 10:49:59 AM »

Thanks Simon,
I should have researched this Forum before I started my Milford Star. You are never to old to learn something.

How do you guys do the lettering on the boats? My "Happy Hunter" and the "Rembertiturm" did have stickers included in the kit, but not this one. I am thankfull for any advice.

Best
Wilhelm
Thanks for the photos Wilhelm they will be very helpful.

For lettering I use vinyl lettering from Barry's Model Lettering

http://www.modellettering.com/showProducts.asp?categorycode=01

His service is excellent.

His lettering on my tug below.
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2008, 04:28:30 PM »

Hi DickyD
and thanks for the website. Great tug by the way!!! I will order some vinyl next week.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2008, 09:12:18 AM »

Hello Richard!

That is a very nice tug and rather unusual. What prototype is it based on, or is it freelance? It would be nice to see some more pics of it...

Cheers
Simon  O0
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2008, 01:35:35 PM »

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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2008, 03:16:36 PM »

Brilliant!  :)
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2008, 09:43:03 PM »


Thanks for the photos Wilhelm they will be very helpful.

For lettering I use vinyl lettering from Barry's Model Lettering

http://www.modellettering.com/showProducts.asp?categorycode=01

His service is excellent.

His lettering on my tug below.
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Hi DickyD,
I just want you to have a look at my "Milford Star" with the lettering from "Barry's Model." Thanks again for the advice.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2008, 12:00:10 AM »

Very nice photos  :-))

All the best
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2008, 11:18:54 AM »

Very nice Wilhelm, I hope mine looks as good if I ever finish it. :-))
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2008, 02:58:25 PM »

Very nice pictures of your boats guys,lots of work there,congratulations
 welcome to the mayhem Wilhelm
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008, 01:35:56 AM »

Hi Wihelm,
 Excelent looking model, Looks great on the water.
 G. George
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2009, 01:17:39 PM »

Very fine model indeed.  It looks like you have a smoke unit?  Which one did you use?  Thanks very much.
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Re: New member - and my new "Milford Star"
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2009, 04:05:46 PM »

Hi Gravman
and thanks for your comment. The smoke unit is from Graupner. It is working fine and inexpensive. So far I am using the original smoke fluid.

Regards
Wilhelm
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