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Old 06-12-2007, 10:53   #1
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Thinking about taking on a ship model project for the Winter. Any suggestions where to look - or what to stay away from.
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I would check your local hobby shop. There are lots of models out there ready to build and at different skill levels. If you are a more advanced model builder, you might consider trying to locate plans for your own boat, and raw materials for a scale model. I have had this idea on my list for some time, but I have enough projects to keep me (and a small army) busy for the time being.
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Here are a few links to get you started;

Wooden Model Ship Kit and Model Boat Kits,Tools,Supplies,Fittings,Display Cases

Model Boat Kits - Wooden model boat kits, finished boat kits and accessories

Model Ships,Model Boats - Tall Ship models, Model Sailing Ships,Tall ships,Tallships,Nautical Gifts

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Any suggestions where to look - or what to stay away from.
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Yeah...I would stay away from half-scale ship models.
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I can tell you what there isn't on the market. A model of a standard, modern production yacht with modern rigging and interior layout.
If you wanted to make one it would need to be from scratch. Could make it an interesting project for some.

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A model of your heart's desire..

I'll second the suggestion that you model a cruising yacht.

I did one of those square rigger kits (Artesarnia Latina Scottish Maid - looks nice, took four years) and then I used the same technique to build a model of a cruising yacht of balsa (three months).

The cruising yacht is 1:20 scale. I was "inspired" by a noted designer and used a photocopier to get things almost right.
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