- Dec 28, 2020
- Meridian, Idaho USA
In this post, Johan has collected them:Hi Peter,
Just a quick follow up note - I did see your translated instructions but they seemed to start on page 7 (or am I wrong).
Hallo @GDAHi all.
I have recently recieved my bluenose #53, all safe and sound. A big thanks to Heinrich for all the swift arrangements and wonderful communications. Also, thanks to those on the group who so warmly welcomed me.
I believe introductions are in order. My name is Gavin and I am a 60 year old plastic surgeon in private practice in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The hard lock down with Covid left me with more time than I was used to and this was rapidly filled with model plastic building - pretty much everything from aircraft, military, vehicles, sci-fi (Star Wars of course and being of that age, everything to do with Apollo missions etc). I am pretty interested in historical research around the builds so warbirds (WW1 and 2) are particularly interesting for me. I usually prefer 1/48 and 1/32 scale.
In late 2020 and then in mid 2021, I tackled the Artesania Latina Red Baron and then the Sopwith Camel.
About 6 months ago or so when visiting the local hobby store, I came across the Artesania Latina Red Dragon 1/60 which was my first wooden ship build. I really loved the build and spent a little more time with detailing. I then thought that the Artesania Titanic lifeboat build would be relatively straightforward and that the clincker hull would be fun. Needless to say, this was extremely challenging and humbling for me and should come with a warning label - "for modelling masochists only" (especially if you are attempting some sort of scale build).
After this second build, I am hooked on the wooden ship builds (a bit strange for a "plastic" surgeon).
Current build: Artesania latina HMS Endeavour 1/65
When I saw the QuangYing Bluenose, it was love at first sight. The build looks quite daunting at this stage and the Chinese instructions are beyond me.
I will definitely advice on how to move forward with the build and will have to draw on the experience of members of the group. I am really grateful for such a group as this and look forward to sharing this journey.
What has two thumbs and is throwing his hat into this group build?
rtwpsom2. Nice to meet ya.
Hi ‘That Guy’/rtwpsom2But I have been really wanting to do a POF model for the longest time. So this one is the perfect type of kit at just the right size and at a fair enough price that I decided to go in on it.
Yep just paid for the kit a couple hours ago. I've spent the last couple days reviewing your build thread.Hi ‘That Guy’/rtwpsom2
Welcome in the SoS Bluenose PoF Group Build area. If you want to start your first PoF this YQ-kit is very nice to start. And with 26 build-log’s till now, you can find a lot of information. Also in the Main Support area. And fore sure, we all are willing to help by every question of problem. Have you already contacted Heinrich @Heinrich ?
That's good to hear. But please take a look at the others to get a general idea. My build is a bit 'weird'/‘out of the box’.Yep just paid for the kit a couple hours ago. I've spent the last couple days reviewing your build thread.
Yeah, that's why this kit is a good candidate. It's right in the skill areas I want to improve and there have been a ton of people doing it so I can steal their techniques.That's good to hear. But please take a look at the others to get a general idea. My build is a bit 'weird'/‘out of the box’.
Peter, I am up to page 120 or so in your build, and I jsut got to say...you are a brave, brave man.That's good to hear. But please take a look at the others to get a general idea. My build is a bit 'weird'/‘out of the box’.
I wouldn't necessarily use the word "brave"...Peter, I am up to page 120 or so in your build, and I jsut got to say...you are a brave, brave man.
Thanks for this compliment!Peter, I am up to page 120 or so in your build, and I jsut got to say...you are a brave, brave man.