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Scratch built models
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:07:55 AM »

Hi, im Mark new on here and just wanted to tell other forum members about my likes. I basically enjoy building model boats from scratch and roughly to scale. I dont realy like building from plans i enjoy fault finding with my designs etc.... I have built a roughly 1:72 scale model of HMS Richmond as i used to serve on it. I built it out of ply but with a flat bottom, small keel and slab sides, didnt sail very well! Maiden voyage in the local pond ended with a steering gear failure and a deliberate crash into some nearby reeds to rescue it!!!!
So i am now building a double mast yacht of my own creation using planking and fibre glass, hopefully this should sail better! Any tips or hints would be appreciated! Or stories of your own?! Thanks.


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Re: Scratch built models
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 10:26:40 AM »

Hi Mark

Welcome to Mayhem. One tip for the forum search facility is to always start your search from the home page.
Post up some pics of your boats  :}

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