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#1 Posted : 27 October 2020 19:02:19

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Hello Gentlemen (and Ladies)
As a complete shipbuilding virgin, I like to ask the forum for suggestions.

I’d like to try my hand at building a ship but don’t want to spend too much in case it goes pear-shaped.
I have spotted Sultan Arab Dhow 1:60 and Virginia Schooner 1:41 which are in my initial budget but are sadly are out of stock.
I’m considering the Swift 1805 1:50 which appears to be in stock.

Can anyone recommend any other products etc
Cheers Chris (Andover)
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#2 Posted : 27 October 2020 19:28:42

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The swift was my first ship build and it got me hooked on wooden ship building. There are lots of really talented ship modelers on the forum to help you if you have questions.Good luck with your choice of build.

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#3 Posted : 27 October 2020 20:45:27

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Thanks Carl,

That's the sort of answer I was hoping for, I would have preferred to try the Dhow but I'm going to have a go at the Swift.

Cheers Chris
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#4 Posted : 27 October 2020 23:01:05

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Hi Chris,

The Bremen sold through De-Ago this is an easy build that covers all aspects with good instructions

Length: 400 mm
Height: 330 mm

2. You could try ( HMS Victory Cross Section) this build will cover everthing you need to know about shipbuilding but in a small way,and give you the skills for bigger builds and not get fed up.

Hope this helps

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#5 Posted : 27 October 2020 23:24:06

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Thanks Trev,

I'll take it "onboard" (excuse the pun) that's the sort of thing I want to cut my teeth on, relatively simple but will stretch my abilities.

Cheers Chris
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Hi Chris.

Nice to have you on the forum and hope you get a lot from belonging.

The swift is probable a better choice of starter kit. As you say price wise its well priced.

I also like the fact you get the option to paint the hull so if your first planking efforts are not to the level you would like, filler and paint will resolve that. And you have also learnt some new skills and techniques along the way.

You can get similar kits in terms of price but in many of these you would find the build guides very lacking and in some manufacturers kits, would be working more from plans.

Hope you find something you like and share your progress with us here on the forum.

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#7 Posted : 28 October 2020 07:03:05

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Hi Chris , welcome to the Forum.
I'm not a shipbuilder but I know that there's great advice to be found here. Looking forward to you starting the build diary. Good luck. BigGrin
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#8 Posted : 28 October 2020 10:00:58

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Hi Chris, welcome to the forum. Whatever your choice, I look forward to seeing your progress.

Mark
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#9 Posted : 28 October 2020 13:08:19

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Welcome to the mad house Chris.
Whatever kit you choose, there are LOADS of very talented ship builders here to offer help and advice.

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#10 Posted : 28 October 2020 14:09:47

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Hi Chris
Another option might be the Victory Cross-Section. Although it would cost a little more, it looks better value for money. And if you look at who's actually made it in the reviews, those are two of the best boat builders should you need help.

Just my thoughts ThumpUp

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Gray
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#11 Posted : 28 October 2020 18:29:29

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Thanks Gray.

And thanks again to everyone's suggestions and support.

I have plumped for the Swift 1805 as a starter kit I really wanted a vessel with sails but the Victory cross section does look interesting.

When I receive it and start I will post a build diary more to encourage members who like me haven't tackled a ship; rather than experienced marine builders.

Cheers Chris (Andover)
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#12 Posted : 28 October 2020 19:01:07

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Sounds like a plan...
Mind you, I'm a car builder through and through but that Victory cross section is tempting even me...LOL
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#13 Posted : 28 October 2020 19:29:28
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Hi Chris, BigGrin

Firstly welcome to the forum. Cool Cool

I won`t add to your list of options as I think you already have enough to choose from, also I`m not a master ship builder.

I wish you well with what ever kit you choose and if you have a question just ask, there`s lots of very helpful people on here willing and able to assist.


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#14 Posted : 28 October 2020 22:53:06

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Good luck with the Swift looking forward to your first post

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#15 Posted : 29 October 2020 18:02:29

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Hi Chris,
As others have said, welcome to the forum.
There are always people on here willing to help with any queries you may have.
Good luck with the Swift. It's a great starter model.
Chris.
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#16 Posted : 31 October 2020 17:35:13

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Welcome to the forum. I would recommend the cross section. It build very well and looks awesome when done. Nothing on it is too complicated but does help in honing your skills ready for bigger kits.

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