Friday, March 04, 2016

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Marjory Glen (Sold)
Tuscan Star (Sold)
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Merchant Ships in Miniature
Here is the link: {LINK}
You will only be able to view it if you are registered on facebook.    At present, we have 340 members!  (19th December, 2017)
Examples of what can be achieved after following the instructional downloads listed below, are now appearing on this Facebook page, and are quite impressive. 
Some of the links are enclosed in brackets {    } they are not underlined!  
 Shelterdeck Ship Models and Publishing: FREE download, available here:   {LINK}
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From Good Hope to St Helena (£12.99)
Currently listed on Ebay via this link: {LINK}
For download version (£4.99) - See below. 

A5 size book 8.3 inches by 5.8 inches and half inch thick. 

202 pages including 2-page photograph index.

324 illustrations in colour and black and white.  Including lines, profile and deck plans of the old RMS St. Helena (1978 - 1990).

This book essentially covers the latter half of my sea career from 1973 to late 1992, from my service aboard the RMMV Good Hope Castle, to two years in the cross trades in a bulk carrier, oil tanker and general cargo/log carrier of the Silver Line/Vlasov group, and ending with my final 13 years in Curnow Shipping/St Helena Lines in both the old and new St. Helena's.    Chapters 6 to 11 inclusive  are devoted almost exclusively to the old St. Helena (1978 - 1990).     Although the new (present) ship is included, I have not gone into it in any great depth, as I was only there for the first two years.   I will leave it to someone  else to write it up more completely.

The price, has been set at £12.99, and that includes postage to the UK only.   For anywhere else, please enquire.    This first print run was 40 copies.   

A comprehensive  30-page download is also available containing general arrangement and lines plans for the small passenger liner RMS St. Helena (1978 - 1990).    It is also well illustrated numerous views of the ship, and has been specially prepared with the ship model builder in mind.
RMS St Helena:

Download version of From Good Hope To St. Helena
{LINK} (£4.99)
All the model ships on this website were hand-built by myself, using any materials that came to hand.        They are NOT kits!     This type of model shipbuilding has virtually died out now, with most modellers preferring kits.       The models are built to small scales, usually 32 feet to 1 inch (1:384), or slightly largers scale for smaller ships.       Modellers will often state "I could never do that," and there the matter rests!     They are not, however, all that difficult when special modelling techniques are used.    For some time now, I have been putting these techniques into various downloads for prices that range from £1.49 for the shorter ones of 15 or so pages, up to £8 for the comprehensive ones that contain over 150 pages with hundreds of illustrations, and several "free" downloads thrown in, to allow you to decide if you like the style, or not.       The synopsis of these downloads may be viewed by clicking on the links supplied.   Then, if you wish to purchase any particular download, a Paypal button is available in the synopsis.    The system is fully automatic, and you will receive a download link the moment that payment is made.     The downside for most modellers is the fact that over 99% of my models are of merchant ships.     I find them rather more interesting and colourful than warships, but the techniques may be used for whatever type of vessel you may wish to build.      The download summary is given further down this website.   
Here are the Free downloads: 
{LINK} (Issue 1 of The Shelterdeck).

{LINK}  (A Deck Scoring Device). 
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Here are some examples of my work:
Isle of Jersey (Sold)
Preussen (Sold)

Armadale Castle (Sold)

Winchester Castle (Sold)
Loch Torridon (Sold)

Politician (Sold)
Amarna (Sold)
Flying Foam (Sold)