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Mamoli Instructions
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 07:44 PM GMT+7
Hello all.

I recently purchased a Mamoli 1/75 HMS Surprise from the internet, but when it got here I realised it is missing the colour instruction booklet. Has anyone got this book I may be able to beg, borrow or buy?

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Warren
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 12:43 AM GMT+7
Hey Warren,

Well it's unfortunate the instructions did not come with the kit, but to good thing is it sounds like the kit showed up all in one piece. Sorry to say I do not have any, or I would be sending them on their way already!

I guess there might be a couple options if you cannot find a set from someone, which you probably already thought of but worth a type just the same...Write Mamaoli and see if they might send you a copy. This is doubtful but why not try? It is a POB kit and fairly straight forward to construct even without the instruction. Best thing might be to search a few blogs or even videos of the build. This might show some areas that you are unfamiliar with as you approach them. There are several sets of plans on google that will greatly help for layout and placement as well as a book by Brian Lavery - The Frigate Surprise.

If you blog along with the build, it never hurts to ask questions along the way! Best of luck!

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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 06:24 PM GMT+7

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Hey Warren,

Well it's unfortunate the instructions did not come with the kit, but to good thing is it sounds like the kit showed up all in one piece. Sorry to say I do not have any, or I would be sending them on their way already!

I guess there might be a couple options if you cannot find a set from someone, which you probably already thought of but worth a type just the same...Write Mamaoli and see if they might send you a copy. This is doubtful but why not try? It is a POB kit and fairly straight forward to construct even without the instruction. Best thing might be to search a few blogs or even videos of the build. This might show some areas that you are unfamiliar with as you approach them. There are several sets of plans on google that will greatly help for layout and placement as well as a book by Brian Lavery - The Frigate Surprise.

If you blog along with the build, it never hurts to ask questions along the way! Best of luck!




Unfortunately Mamoli went out of business last year after their factory burnt down..
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 11:25 PM GMT+7
That is indeed a shame. Looks like it comes down to hopefully finding someone who built the kit and still has the instructions.

From what I have read, given a little search around, is that the instructions seem to be the worst thing with the kit. Besides being completely in Italian, they are a bit vague in many areas.

I think finding some blogs and bookmarking them would be your best bet to start with. Most ship construction follows the same order of operations. If you can't find the Surprise instructions, a similar ship might shed some light on some of the construction.

This is not a British Frigate,but here are similar qualities and the process is what you are after - http://www.modelexpo-online.com/images/docs/MS2041/MS2041%20-%20ESSEX%20-%20FULL%20MANUAL.pdf

Good luck!
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 03:24 PM GMT+7

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Unfortunately Mamoli went out of business last year after their factory burnt down..



I found this place...

http://www.modelerscentral.com/plans/mamoli-ship-plans/ship-model-plans-hms-surprise/

You can contact this shop in Rome

http://www.rocrimodellismo.com/en/

Huge Model Ship making forum...

http://modelshipworld.com/

warreni
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:44 PM GMT+7
Thanks Ivan for all that info.

It would appear that this kit didn't come with a colour instruction booklet so I must be in error as I have all the black and white sheets. The instructions are so small I am going to have to blow them up so I can read them easily..

Thanks again,
Warren
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:22 AM GMT+7
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