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Hello,

I am new here I am just asking about model making my wish to make a ship model but i have no idea what type of material is used if any one you have a little bit knowledge about ship modle making please share with me.

Thanks in advance!:)

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I recommand you to start with something like this

For wood:

https://www.amazon.de/Constructo-D80702-Holzbausatz-Albatros/dp/B000WZH7CC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521028285&sr=8-1&keywords=constructo+schiffsmodelle

They seem to look easy to build but without experience they are still very very hard to build and with around 90€ they arent really expensive compared to other kits.

If you prefer plastic

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01D4QFK1K/?coliid=I62MBMXSCB2Q5&colid=1ALAD5MXNB9Q8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

thats a good start as well

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1 hour ago, pammodels said:

Hello,

I am new here I am just asking about model making my wish to make a ship model but i have no idea what type of material is used if any one you have a little bit knowledge about ship modle making please share with me.

Thanks in advance!:)

buy a kit first
maybe you will hate it.. 

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34 minutes ago, admin said:

buy a kit first
maybe you will hate it.. 

Yes a kit is best to start with but dont start with a kit for more than 100€ if you dont have advanced knowledge in wood working or model kit building at all.

Constructo makes pretty good models for beginners. Its still not easy to build  them and they may not be the best looking ones but a good way to start with. http://www.constructo.es/

When you gain knowledge you can still improve these kits by making for example a custom anchor. Small bits with a lot of room to improve your own skill.

Sure model kits of this factory look much better http://www.amatimodel.com/en/models/naval/classic/victory-models but I tell you without the basic skills your final model will not look somewhat near these nice pictures.

Dont try images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLgUzPz85I0Sy4zz9Dg4- using plans like this for your first project. You really need advanced knowledge and tools for it.

 

Books that helped me:

https://www.amazon.de/Historische-Schiffsmodelle-Das-Handbuch-Modellbauer/dp/3809422649/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XPZX1Y69YHSG2Q2Z3GHW

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Planking-Techniques-Model-Ship-Builders/dp/0830628681/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CPC8MFWW7P7KPV0AF3SS

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rigging-Period-Models-Step-Step/dp/1848321023/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ECKF6C54HX0GG7DNM0XH

 

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I started building my first model, a longboat from the Victory...  don't quite know what I'm doing yet but I'm getting there.

Bought a set of tools and a plank-bender, and have completed deck construction.  I'm sure I must have done something wrong but it seems to be working so far hahah... 

I have a kit to build a Virginia Privateer waiting for when I have more experience.

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The Genesis fellows put up a great step by step with (almost)entry level DeAgostini HMS Victory. 

More than the model construction itself it is the techniques that matter the most IMO.

 

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