Thursday, June 17, 2021

 Thursday, 17th June, 2021.

Lately, I have been doing more writing than model shipbuilding, producing a series of ship plan downloads.    These do not contain any model shipbuilding information, only general arrangement plans of merchant ships, plus historical notes. 

I have kept well away from famous subjects that have been modelled to death, and this series covers obscure, or semi obscure  ships of the merchant navy.   Here are the first four issues.    Click the link and scroll down a bit after it opens to read the synopsis.   Then, if you wish to purchase a download, a button is provided for Paypal or cards.    The downloads are £1.99 each.

Kyle of Lochalsh & Tug Plumgarth -  (1952 & 1960)   (£1.99)

Gorsefield - Steam collier -  (1922)   (£1.99)

Jolly Christine - Steam collier - (1918) - (£1.99)

Wandsworth - Flatiron collier - (1950)   (£1.99) 

Gorsefield profile plan

Building a collier brig - Utube -

Collier brig Sicily




Wednesday, June 16, 2021

 Some of my scratchbuilt models and profile plans.   Click on the images to enlarge them:

Errington Dunford

Clan MacTaggart



Mary Isabel



Frederick T Everard


Building the barque Gulf Stream - Utube -

Gulf Stream