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Need copies of model kit instructions
Posted by Big Jake on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:23 PM

Hi Gruop Members,

As most of you know I was flooded out by Katrina and I've finally found the time to clean out the rest of the "Old" workshop and need your help if possible.  I've been able to scrape the following models off the shelves and save 99% - 100% of the parts but need copies of the model instructions.  If you have any of the following model can you email me and I cover postage and coping fees.

AIRFIX
HMS Victory 18"
Discovery 18"
Wasa 18"
HMS Endeavor Bark 18"

AMT
Leonardo DaVinci's Self-Propelled Boat 11"

HELLER

Le Soliel Royal 1/100
Pamir 1/150
Chebec 1/50
Preussen 1/150
Amerigo Vespucci 1/150
Royal Louis 1/200
Le Gladiator 1/200
HMS Bounty 16'?
Leif Eriksson Viking Ship 1/60 & Chebec in 1.75th.


IMEX/IMAI
Santa Maria 1/60
Chebec 1/75
Pirate Ship 1/60
Chinese Junk 1/75
Cutty Sark 1/120

LIFELIKE
America Cup Racer
Gouda

LINDBERG
HMS Soverign of the Seas
Capt. Kidd
Jolly Roger

MINICRAFT
RMS Titanic (New Edition) 1/350

MONOGRAM
USS United States 1/150
Cutty Sark 1/150
USS Constitution 1/150

PYRO
Joseph Conrad

REVELL
USS Constitution 16"
Cutty Sark 16"
HMS Sir Francis Drake 16"  (also known as Span Galleon)
Spanish Galleon 16" 
Santa Maria 16"
Mayflower (2) 16"

Chinese Junk 18"
Sea Addler 18"
USS Constitution 36"
USS Constitution 24"
Cutty Sark 36"
Cutty Sark 24"
Thermoplae 36"
Thermoplae 24"
Nau San Gabriel 18"
"Half-Hull Wall Mount Plaques" 18" sized
USS Constitution
Cutty Sark
Spanish Galleon

RUSSIAN
God's Predicta "Who knows but looks like about 1/150

ZEVESDA
Trireme 1/72nd.

Thanks to all who can help

Jake

 

 

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Posted by Bgrigg on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:31 PM
Hi Jake!

I don't "do" ships, but I sure hope you get what you need! Glad to see you posting again!

Bill

So long folks!

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Posted by Big Jake on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:48 AM
Thankee!

 

 

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Posted by davros on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:54 AM

PDF files of the Airfix instructions can be downloaded from the Airfix site.

Wasa and Victory are available but not the other two. The files are over 5Mb.

Edit: If the Heller HMS Bounty is the re-release of the Airfix kit you can also get the instructions at the Airfix site.

http://airfix.com/cs/shop/pdfsearch.asp

 

At the moment I can only access their site through Firefox. Some problem with cookies but more likely my firewall.

 

 

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  • From: DeLand, FL
Posted by jlsimmon1 on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:06 AM

I can help you with many if not most of the Revell Ships.  The 36" Constitution and Cutty Sark definitely.  The 16" golden Hind, Spanish Galleon, and Mayflower.  The 18"  Charles W. Morgan, Flying Cloud and Stag Hound.  I also may have an extra copy of the 24" Constitution.

The Instructions that I do not have multiple sets of, I will send you copies of them.  Just give me a street address or PO Box.

As a Florida Native growing up and living in Orlando and DeLand, i know about hurricanes.  I have lost track of the number of hurricanes that I have gone through.

Takecare,

Jim

 

Jim L Simmons

jlsimmons@atlantic.net

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:13 AM
Jake,
I have the following,
Preussen
Amerigo Vespucci (In Imai box, but the kit is Heller)
Royal Louis (Has a bunch of my notes on it if you don't mind)
Le Gladiator
1/150 United States (Revell re-release of ex- Monogram)
1/150 Cuttysark (Monogram)
1/96 Constitition
1/96 Cuttysark

Some of these like the Pruessen will be on 11x17 and need to be mailed, others I may be able to scan and send PDF.  PM me if you still need them and shipping instructions and I'll try to scan them this weekend.

Scott

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  • From: Oklahoma
Posted by old soldier on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:45 AM
Old Soldier, RET. Semper Fi Oooh Rah
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:45 AM
Hey Jake,

I put the word out on Steelnavy, maybe those guys can help too.

I have exactly 2 sailing ships in my collection...a Pyro Santa Maria and an Academy Gorch Fock in 1/350 (or thereabouts).

Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you.

Jeff
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  • From: Rhode Island
Posted by oz1998 on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:52 AM

Hi Jake,

Sorry for your losses with Katrina. My best wishes for everything to get back to "normal" for you as soon as possible.

I build primarily steel ships, but I do have two plastic sailing ship kits in my collection. I can offer you the instructions for the Revell Charles W Morgan and the Heller Victory. I see several have already offered these, but if you still find yourself needing them you are more than welcome to them. Just send me a note at oz1998@cox.net and I'll copy and send them off to you.

Good luck !

Ted

 

 

 

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  • From: Dansville, MI
Posted by LAV driver on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:20 AM

Jake,

Sorry for your loss. I was deployed to New Orleans  in my LAV and it was a heartbreaking mess. I do have the Lindberg Jolly Roger and Captain Kidd instructions. Let me know the best way to get them to you. I would imagine you are in need of the decals as well. I will be printing some decal sheets in the near future and I will include a scan of my decals also, if you like.

Devin

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Posted by jtilley on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:34 AM

Jake,

I'll be happy to scan the instructions from the Revell Golden Hind (the one you were kind enough to sell me some months back).  I can either e-mail the scans or print them out and mail them.  What's your preference?

By the way - I'm actually on the verge of starting that kit.  I've been compiling info on rigging of the period and cleaning up the workshop.  (I won't claim it was in as bad shape as yours, but it desperately needed shoveling out.)  The more I look at the kit, the better I like it.  It's a beautiful reminder of the days when model companies issued kits that were far, far better than they needed to be.

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:26 PM

I am in for the Heller 1/50 Chebec. Mine is the Aurora/Heller which should be the same. Where do we send the correspondence to?

 

 

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Posted by millard on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:14 PM

Jake

    Good to see you on the forum again my friend.I've got the Zvezda instruction sheet you need.Plus if you don't get any of rest let me know.I thought I send you a copy oy the instruction for the Imai Chebec when I send you the Golden Hind a month or so ago.

Rod

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:05 PM

Jake,

I can get you the Pamir instructions. PM your address. Sorry I don't have any of the others.

 

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Posted by Big Jake on Thursday, March 23, 2006 6:53 AM

Hi To al who have replied and emailed me direct, WOW THIS IS BETTER THAN I HOPED.  My snail mail address is

Jake Groby

29354 Lyon Ln.

Lacombe, LA. 70445

 

Send what you listed above, I'm trying to set up an organized file so I can keep track of the many reply so I can keep them straight.  The ones who are goinf to email them Inst, try that I'l see if I can open them

 

Thanks Again,

Jake

 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 24, 2006 1:25 PM
Jtilley:

It would be good we had a repository of scanned-in plans and drawings of plastic historic ship kits (provied copyright laws are not infringed). Especially all the rigging stuff.

I have canceled the project of building the Mayflower from Heller since the rigging is scrupulous simple to say the least. I do not have the ability in order to make a better rigging based on the book Wolfram zu Mondfeld. The book would not help me. The kit shares one of the simplest rigging ever seen in plastic kits.

Currently I am working on the "Le Glorieux" from Heller. It has 870 parts and rigging is a lot, lot, lot more sophisticated.

Btw: Anyone from Austria or Germany reading this: you can obtain the Mayflower from Heller for EUR 30,- (it cost EUR 50,- when bought new) from me (at the moment it is on the internet auction platform www.hood.de). Drop me a note.

Or does anyone know of a scheme/source for rigging the Mayflower from Heller? I would like to see the rigging scheme from the Mayflower Revell kits.

Regards,
Katzennahrung
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 24, 2006 1:31 PM
Hi: Let me ask: are you still searching for the plans of the Santa Maria 16" from Revell? If yes I could have a look at home and see whether I still keep them.

Btw: Which plans from the Revell Cutty Sark you are looking for? I have the Revell Cutty Sark quick builder kit.

Regards,
Katzennahrung
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Posted by jamnett on Friday, March 24, 2006 3:11 PM

Jake that's quite a fleet.  You listed galleon more than once under "Revell".  If one of them is the 1/96 version I have the Man O' War (1/96 scale) instructions and the galleon rigging plan sheet.  About 95% of this is the same for both kits.  If your decal sheet got wet, I have the sheet for the galleon main sail with the "big bird" on it.  I also have lots of parts from both kits in 1/96 scale except for hull halves and decks.  The yards, masts, pin rails, blocks, etc. are identical, so if you are missing parts I might be able to help.  I move that big box out of the way all the time but I hate to toss good spare parts.

Ron

ronman01@netzero.net     

MJH
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Posted by MJH on Friday, March 24, 2006 6:07 PM
Jake;

I emailed you a couple of times but no reply.

If you publish your email address here I'll send you a file to try out.  Can't add an attachment through FSM.

Mike

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Posted by Big Jake on Friday, March 24, 2006 7:13 PM

Hi Mike,

Here it is jbgroby@cox.net

 

Katz.,

 

I'm going to re-edit the list, I forgot some of those were lost to the storm,

Jake

 

 

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Posted by Big Jake on Saturday, March 25, 2006 6:54 AM

I have recieved the following inst from a few folks and wanted to let you know so you need not waste time worrying about them.

 

Imai Santa Maria and Cutty Sark

Heller Soile Royal

Thanks

Jake

 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 11:20 PM

Dear Ship Building Friend:

I'm trying to restore an old 36" Revell Plastic Cutty Sark--the riggings rotted.  Would like standing and running rigging plans if you know where to get them.  I loaned mine to a friend and....never to be seen again.  Please reply to:  DHostetler@unumprovident.com as I no longer have the AOL account.  Thanks in advance

Daniel Hostetler

Chattanooga Model Boat Club Secretary/Treasurer

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Posted by jtilley on Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:05 AM

This one's easy!  You'll find every detail of the rigging of the Cutty Sark's rigging (and just about every other feature of her) in the beautiful plans of her drawng by George Cambell, who was the naval architect in charge of her restoration back in the fifties.  The drawings are available from the gift shop on board the ship.  Here's the link:   http://www.cuttysark.org.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentShop.productDetails&productId=40&startrow=1&directoryId=6

I don't think I've ever seen three sheets of paper with more information on them.  The price, even with the current not-very-favorable exchange rate, works out to about $20.00, including shipping, making those plans one of the biggest bargains in model building.  I got my set many years ago, but several folks who've ordered them recently over the web report excellent, fast service. 

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Robert on Thursday, November 2, 2006 4:23 AM
 I can send Revell 36 inch Thermopylae and Cutty Sark. I will photocopy them tomorrow and post them off, if that is any help. I'm not much good (yet) and scanning and sending things by email. Robert
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Posted by EPinniger on Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:41 PM
I have quite a few of the kits on your list. Would you be interested in scanned images of the instructions? (As I haven't built most of these kits myself yet, I don't really want to give the instructions away!)
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Posted by Yann Solo on Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:48 PM

Have you tried here: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/plamo/

You can download Assembly guides of most of the kits listed there. 

Hope this help.

No matter where you go ....... there you are.
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Posted by EPinniger on Saturday, November 4, 2006 9:56 AM
To repeat my previous question - Are you interested in scans of any of my kit instructions? I have:

Airfix Victory
Airfix Wasa
Airfix Discovery
Revell 16" Constitution
Revell 16" Santa Maria
Revell 36" Cutty Sark
Revell Mayflower (think this is the 16" one, not sure - it is a recent Revell AG issue)
Heller Le Gladiateur

(note I'll be away from Monday to Friday next week)
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Posted by Big Jake on Saturday, November 4, 2006 4:19 PM

Yes,  all of them are needed, I was hoping to get another Airfix Wasa. That kit has some seroius detail!

Thanks for remembering for me.

My Address is:

Jake Groby, 29354 Lyon Ln.,  Lacombe, LA.  70445

 

 

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Posted by EPinniger on Sunday, November 5, 2006 9:32 AM
OK, I'll send them to you next week when I get back.
Is it OK if I e-mail you the scanned images rather than posting them to you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:04 AM

I have some of the one's your looking for.  Let me know what you still need and I'll get them to you.  I just purchased a 1/96 1974 release of the Revell Cutty Sark for just $26.00 if that helps.

 Dale Scoggins

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