Alex R pictures of some previous builds

Alex R

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Hi everyone
Enclosed are several pics of my current build plus some older (more than 10 yrs old) builds in wood and plastic.
I'm picking up to hobby again after many years of stagnation due to work.
Currently building HMS Snake...I had started this build about 10 yrs ago, and it was partially planked ( not very well), and lots of mistakes that I'm trying to rectify. Anyway, here it is. I'm waiting for new carronades from Caldercraft. I intend to finish the build, although it is by no means great so far.
The HMS Victory is Heller's kit. I am still not finished with it, although it only needs minor running rigging fixes. Several mistakes regarding fixed rigging cordage size, but not bad for my first plastic Napoleonic battleship. I'll try to finish the rigging soon.
Bluenose was my first wood model.
Olympia and the flower-class corvette Snowberry were plastic adventures....I know, lots of mistakes.
BTW, I am getting a new sander and table from Byrnes machines. I have this Dremel sander and Micromark table that work, and I will give away if someone wants them, only pay postage. Let me know
thanks

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Hi Alex ,we have a completed builds category,I move this thread there

Hi Zoltan
Yes, please put this where you think it is appropriate. Should I start a new build log for the Snake ? Also, where should I post the sander and the table saw that I am offering. I only want postage paid if anyone wants them.
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Hi Donnie
The first is a pre-dreadnaught: USS Oregon. I think It was part of the American Great white fleet that circled the world in the early 1900's. Very similar to the USS Olympia, moored in Philadelphia (a great ship to visit, BTW)
The sailboat is the Bluenose
The 3 decker is The Victory
The last one is a Flower-class corvette with Canadian Markings. They were convoy-escorts and ASU in the North Atlantic convoy route WW2
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Very good models - and a very good library - I love both :cool:
Thanks Uwe. To add to the library, I just ordered the book you reviewed: The Frigate Surprise by Brian Lavery....Looks awesome. I have a most of Lavery's books, but missed the one on the Surprise. I also enjoyed your visit to the Naval (war) museum in Copenhagen...A real jewel. We also went to a great Viking museum in Rosskilde, where I spent about an hour with a shipwright making a viking style boat...I'll post some pictures of this museum soon.
Alex R
 

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I would like to use the last one - according to some little research it is
1/144 Revell Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry K166
 

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Everyone makes lots of mistakes. But, with wooden models it’s easier to correct the mistakes. Or hide them.
 

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Very nice collection.
How long did it take to make HMS Victory model? Is this a 1:94 scale?
I started it at least 20 yrs ago. Mostly completed in about 6 months, except still needs to have the running riggings finalized. If I was really thorough, I would re-rig most of the rigging since the cordage color and sizes for standing vs running rigging are wrong...Oh well, it was my youth and inexperience (and working at night since I was working very hard full time then). It is the HMS Victory Heller model 1:100 (still in production) . Probably the finest plastic model of a ship of the line made. Heller also makes a 1:100 Le Soleil Royale which is also up there. (I'm tempted....)There is a recent post about a build of the latter one in SOS.
Cheers
Alex R
 
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