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  1. Petbel4

    Gidday from a Newbe

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, I'm looking forward to sharing my pains and gains with everyone. A great idea for the build logbook, which I'll start one with my rigging experience with the Le Pourquoi-Pas, as I'm just starting with that, well.., re-starting, as I wasn't happy with the look on my first lot of standing rigging. When I get a couple of photo's together and load them with some questions as a new issue on the forum for some comments later on. My Bismack was through the Hachette/Amati group. (I think the marketing clip still can be seen on Google...?) Boy that was a steep and enjoyable learning curve, especially with all the photo etched parts that came with it. A special hello to Anja from the Netherlands, as my wife is also from the Netherlands, born in Rotterdam and grew up in Roosendal. I asked her where Schiedam was, and after she corrected my Dutch tongue, (after 31 years of marriage, my Dutch expression still sounds so German...?) she told me Schiedam is where BZN did a lot of their film clips in the area, which looks very nice. BZN was one of my favourite singing groups. Peter
  2. Gidday All, I've just joined Model Ship World after seeing the website pop up on a number of occasions while I've been doing research on a model I've been working on. Seeing people from all around the globe with the same interest has attracted me to join, as I'm just starting out on this fantastic hobby of boat building. I only know enough about it to get myself into trouble at is stage, but I am enjoying it immensely. I've been wanting to get into model boat building for a number of years, and took the big plunge with the building the Bismarck, which came as a weekly newsagent kit build to help me start to learn at an easy controlled pace. (I'm in the final stages of finishing it with the rigging.) I was lucky to do a trip to Europe in 2011, and treated myself with the purchase of a Constructo kit of the "Le Pourquoi-Pas" which I intended of building as a training/learning exercise on a period ship. (this too, I'm at the stage of doing the rigging) So, this why I've taken the next step to join the forum so as to mingle with people with like minded interest from all around the world. Hope to catch with you all in some way, Peter

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