Pond

New to Ships

Hey all, 

 

I'm new to ships, but not new to modeling in general. I've spent many years building model cars and planes. 

 

My grandfather has been building ships for 40+ years and has completed at least 40 ships. He's 95 now. I have 2 in my home. I'm planning to purchase my first ship in the next few weeks. I'll have the pleasure of his coaching as I build my first. I'm rather looking forward to it.

 

I don't have any questions yet, but I will be lurking and reviewing what I can find here. 

 

Happy Modeling all

 

Pond. 

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Welcome to MSW! That will be nice to be able to work with your grandfather and learn from him. Do you have a first ship in mind or are you still trying to decide? When you do get started, create a build log and share the build with us. That is a great way to get help if/when you need it and it is also fun to share with the community. It does not matter your skill level and you will meet some great people and learn a lot. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing your work!

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Welcome aboard Pond,

 

Is that your real name?

 

It is great to have your grandfather as a tutor and work with him.

 

Whatever you decide, make sure it has your interest and that you really want to build it.

That way you'll be more likely to get through the trials and errors.

 

E.J. suggested it and I agree. Please start a buildlog when you're ready. That is the second best way, besides the help of your grandfather, to get help and advice when needed..

 

Good luck with your build.

 

I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.

 

Regards,

Anja

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Welcome to MSW! That will be nice to be able to work with your grandfather and learn from him. Do you have a first ship in mind or are you still trying to decide? When you do get started, create a build log and share the build with us. That is a great way to get help if/when you need it and it is also fun to share with the community. It does not matter your skill level and you will meet some great people and learn a lot. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing your work!

 

I have a couple that i'm considering, but Grampa wants to approve my selection first haha. initially he said I need to do a solid hull to "learn to walk before I run." Then he called back and decided that with my previous modeling and building experience and him coaching me i should be able to handle a larger "level 2" boat. He's ordered from "Model Expo" for years and I suspect this will be the front runner for now. 

 

http://www.modelexpo-online.com/product.asp?ITEMNO=SM52

 

 

Welcome aboard Pond,

 

Is that your real name?

 

It is great to have your grandfather as a tutor and work with him.

 

Whatever you decide, make sure it has your interest and that you really want to build it.

That way you'll be more likely to get through the trials and errors.

 

E.J. suggested it and I agree. Please start a buildlog when you're ready. That is the second best way, besides the help of your grandfather, to get help and advice when needed..

 

Good luck with your build.

 

I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelling.

 

Regards,

Anja

 

 No, Anja. Pond is a long standing nickname from some friends. My real name is Micah. As soon as I have the kit I'll start a thread for it. I'm driving down to see him on February 3rd. I suspect I'll have the boat some time around the 1st of March. 

 

 

To every one else, thank you all for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to getting sucked into a new hobby. I'm sure it will be challenging, but I'm in need of that right now. 

 

Pond. 

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Go for it Pond. I have been at it for 45 years now. I would recommend starting with a solid wood hull kit. This is where I started and eventually moved to plank. Once you complete your first build and learned from that you will be eager to start the second and it will be that much better than your first. You will be constantly striving for perfection. Good luck. Pat

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