To give me something to do over the dark and dreary Winter months,
I've decided to become a "Model Shipwright". I'll be starting this new
hobby with a wooden boat made by a company called Billingham Boats. It's a
model called the No. 605 "St. Roch" and is aimed at the advanced
beginner (Even though I'm a complete rookie!).
To assist me in climbing the steep learning curve ahead of me, I have
Model Ship World community and am fortunate enough to live
around the corner from the founder of that group (Jim Hatch). If you're new to
the hobby or an old sea-dog, you would benefit greatly from joining MSW.
Please be patient when visiting this site because the
kit will take a loooong time to complete and activity will
to be very, very low.
22nd March 2010 - Just subscribed to DeAgostini's
HMS VICTORY magazine and have started a blog to record the build
THIS PAGE. It's a two
year project and should be very interesting and demanding in the
extreme for a rank beginner like me.
Billingham Boats No.605 St.Roch