Danmark

Ken

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Hi, These are some pictures of my recently completed build. It is Billings Danmark 1:72. that I bought from EBay. It is a kit from the early 70's so nearly 50 years old. The wood strip was so warped I threw it away, the printed deck was very brittle and needed a backing sheet to stop it breaking up, the plans were very poor, the brass fittings were very good but nothing else. I used the warped keel and bulkheads as templates for a semi scratch build, I changed from single to double planking which worked out well. I really liked the ship so it was worth the effort, something different.

Ken

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Amazing work - the Danmark was the first kit I ever bought - about 40 years ago - I did complete it though it almost put me off model ship building for life and it looked NOTHING like yours when I was done. Hats off to you - she looks great.

ps - It didn't put me off building model kits but I've never done another Billings!!
 

Ken

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Amazing work - the Danmark was the first kit I ever bought - about 40 years ago - I did complete it though it almost put me off model ship building for life and it looked NOTHING like yours when I was done. Hats off to you - she looks great.

ps - It didn't put me off building model kits but I've never done another Billings!!


Hi Pat, Thanks for your comments. I agree, I accept that this was an old kit but from what I see Billings hasn’t changed a great deal, the whole design was very poor, terrible plans and I too would not get another Billings, even cheap off eBay.

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You are definitely a great ship builder, your work always impresses. As far as Billings goes, I am building the Norske Love and I have not had any real issues with it. But that is the only one I have experience with.
 
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