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 on: Yesterday at 08:48:17 pm 
Started by fairlead - Last post by Pilot Frans
on Instagram there is a Polish guy who makes lovely cardmodels.
See:
https://www.instagram.com/jsc_model/

Perhaps he can help you with some of your questions
regards
Frans


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 on: March 28, 2017, 08:10:26 pm 
Started by fairlead - Last post by fairlead
Its been back to the drawing board,I found that I hadn't made enough room for the engine room skylight,can't have those engineers sweltering down there,many thanks for the advice that has bee posted for me.

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 on: March 28, 2017, 11:34:15 am 
Started by MSC Johnny 2 - Last post by husni ibrahim nasution
Thank you for share

 4 
 on: March 28, 2017, 03:05:57 am 
Started by Ship's Cat - Last post by Pekka Laakso
Niklas G (IMO: 9534303) renamed to Wilson Valencia. Remains under ATG-flag. I suppose only a chartername.

 5 
 on: March 27, 2017, 09:56:16 pm 
Started by Allan RO - Last post by ChasB46
link = http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4350278/Moment-100ft-hole-tears-open-ship-Southampton.html
Reporting questionable 100 feet = 4m!
Dock entrance 41m / ship 32m

 6 
 on: March 27, 2017, 07:36:56 pm 
Started by Allan RO - Last post by Allan RO
The bulker Florentia IMO 9714666 suffered a 4 metre gash in her port hull after colliding with the dock wall whilst moving from the KGV dock to 108/9 berth in Southampton on Saturday 25th.

Video of the incident taken by my mate Phil Kempsey features on Mail on Line.

Allan

 7 
 on: March 27, 2017, 05:24:26 pm 
Started by MSC Johnny 2 - Last post by MSC Johnny 2
https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/have-ever-you-seen-berthing-unberthing.html

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 on: March 27, 2017, 05:44:24 am 
Started by fairlead - Last post by Michael Wirth
OK, 1:96 Scale.

I model hull plating to a scale of 1:48 only. I had a few discussions with shipmodellers of museums in the past and they convinced me that in small scales a model looks more realistic if small details are only printed or painted on. I made the test and really had to agree.

For cardboard models I use mainly "UHU Alleskleber" (all purpose glue), CA for small parts and a mixture mainly made of wood-glue for the larger hull parts.

But most of the time I use cardboard models as a template for bigger models made of wood, brass, styrene, ..


Best regards,

Michael.

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 on: March 26, 2017, 10:27:51 pm 
Started by Trev - Last post by Patalavaca
Good points Patrick.
The ferry across to Harwich and/or Shotley, especially on a sunny day, is pleasant and provides good views towards Trinity container terminal.
http://www.harwichharbourferry.com/

Within easy walking distance from the ferry pontoon, Harwich has a variety of good places to eat, an RNLI station, a preserved light vessel, a small maritime museum and a Victorian pier dating from 1852. Choose a sunny day to visit, it's worth it.

Regards, Rick



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 on: March 26, 2017, 10:07:15 pm 
Started by Trev - Last post by Patrick Hill
As Rick has said it all, I'd just add that in the afternoon you could take the ferry across to Harwich for more photo opportunities - or walk along the beach to get ships approaching or sailing away from the point.

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