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hollydog

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« on: October 19, 2012, 04:27:10 PM »

I have recently joined Model Boat Mayhem and would like to introduce myself and say thankyou for the welcome e-mail.

I am in my 40's and live in the same town as Pugwash and I blame him for leading me this way! I have a hectic job so my builds will be slow!  I was brought up on the usual plastic kits, but since building a large balsa Spitfire and a Revell Snowberry I need a greater challenge. I have always been interested in British warships, so if anyone can point me in the direction of a largish warship for a beginner to build (Pugwash adapted a Deans Mariine Battle class to HMS Aisne and it is superb but beyond me at this stage!)
Perhaps the Bronnington  or Morecombe Bay ?

John
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 05:54:48 PM »

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »

Thanks for your suggestion - not looked at that range for years and the 1:350 are a step up on plastic kits but not in at the deep end with say a Deans Marine!!. I have asked the UK distributor on the site for prices - do you have any other sources?

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 07:25:55 PM »

Welcome John - I think you will find Dicky has made a few of the Deans kits (Amethyst for one) and is very helpful.
Fleetscale and Sirmar may also be worth a look if it has to be a warship.
Geoff


http://store.fleetscale.com/

http://www.sirmarfittings.com/
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 07:46:15 PM »

I am getting one from SHG who are hoping to get them in next week and they think the price will be about 175.00 plus p&p.

This is the 1:200 kit and is approx 4ft 2ins long. 

SHG Model Supplies
Pinfold Lane
Wheaton Aston
Stafford
ST19 9PD
01785 840308
www.shgmodels.com
info@shgmodels.com

SHG are best contacted by phone and are extremely helpful and will supply all the running gear as well.

I got my Arizona from them and it was excellent service.

 

Arizona build. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=35485.0
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