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deadwood

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New arrival to hopefully contribute to the mayhem
« on: August 07, 2011, 12:36:33 pm »

Hello Fellow Model Boaters,

after a long absence from the pastime model boat building of my childhood days and youth I now wish to resume this hobby.

Though I always have been maintaining an at least spiritual attachment to shipping, shipbuilding, all things maritime, as well as collecting and hoarding of books, plans and virtually any footage of the subject
I over the years unfortunately lost in the wake of removals most the works of my model yard.

Now, as proud owner of a house and estate of my own, I have very much improved building capacities as compared to the many restrictions imposed by the dwelling situation in small rental flats.
On the flip side of the coin my model making budget now seems to be under much higher pressure owe to the obligations of mortgage rates and higher maintenance costs altogether.
But as I intend to build from scratch (as I did in my early years) I think that I have a good control over the costs and the pace of advances.

I am German and live in the county of Brandenburg some 60 km from Berlin, where I used to live before and where still my place of work is.
In my profession as a Unix sysadmin I am sitting almost every day in front of a computer, why I need to do something of a more practical an manual nature as a balance in my leisure.

My main interest in ships and model boats lies within seagoing merchant vessel, especially of the period late 1960s to early 1980s (when they still looked like ships  ;) )

I'm looking forward to finding new fellow model boaters here to have vivid exchanges over our common hobby.

Regards
Ralph
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John Mk2

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Re: New arrival to hopefully contribute to the mayhem
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 01:59:58 pm »

Welcome  ok2 & Enjoy  :-)
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Re: New arrival to hopefully contribute to the mayhem
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 02:05:42 pm »

Welcome to Mayhem, Ralph!

With regards to budget pressures, I know all about those - but one of the benefits of scratchbuilding (and, in my case at least, scratchbuilding slowly) is that the costs are spread out over time: there's little in the way of up-front payments.

My model of the Racundra is going to be finished on a budget of perhaps 250/300, all-in, but when you consider that this is spread out over a couple of years it's really not so bad. ...40p a day is affordable!  :-))

Andy
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Minime

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Re: New arrival to hopefully contribute to the mayhem
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 03:10:45 pm »

welcome m8, you'll find that any help you might need you'll find from the professionals on here. I'm new to the boat modelling world myself, and have already got countless advices I couldn't do without.
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davidm1945

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Re: New arrival to hopefully contribute to the mayhem
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 05:13:33 pm »



I am German and live in the county of Brandenburg some 60 km from Berlin

Regards
Ralph

Hi Ralph,
    There has been much chit-chat on the forum about the standard of written English on here - but you put many of us Brits ( and Aussies ) to shame!
     If your modelling is as good as your language skills we will look forward to some photos.
 
    Welcome.....

Dave.
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