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About ccoyle

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    Greenville, South Carolina
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    model building, hunting, fishing, reading, genealogy, hand percussion

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  1. You may as well go ahead with the Bluenose II. It's often recommended as a beginner-level project, and the hull form is considered relatively easy to plank. Bluenose II is one of the kits Frank Mastini used to illustrate his book Ship Modeling Simplified, still widely available.
  2. Yup, this is the place to do it, Skipper. It's not complicated, really - just three simple things to keep in mind: 1) single profile photo with name of vessel, 2) link to build log (if you don't have a log, you might mention that, so that folks don't go trying to find it), and 3) delete prior updates when making a new post. Cheers!
  3. Mike, would you like to continue this as a build log? It's a great way to get advice and tips during your project. If you like, I can move this topic to the build log forum for you.
  4. Aw, that's very sad. David was one of the few modelers around here to enthusiastically embrace card modeling. He'll be missed.
  5. My condolences, Ulises.
  6. Don't apologize, Derek. For some of us who have been around this forum (and its predecessors) for a while, topics like this one bring back fond memories. Well, memories, anyways.
  7. Glad to have you aboard, Dirk, even though I don't understand all the technical jargon that you and Jim toss around!
  8. I have seen finished examples of their Stuart yacht kit, and they look very nice.
  9. Don't forget to add links to your build logs!
  10. This is a dramatic improvement over the basic kit!
  11. Apartment dwellers on limited budgets who want to avoid sanding are excellent candidates for paper modelling. (And yes, tall ships can be modeled in paper: see here and here.)
  12. Your build log now wears the highly coveted FINISHED badge. Congratulations!
  13. Use the advanced search option to search for the exact phrase "victory models"; use the "titles only" and "match all words" options. This will pull up a manageable-sized list of logs featuring Victory Models kits, the majority of which are either Fly or Pegasus, either of which is what you're looking for since they're roughly the same kit.
  14. Make sure to check with your local library. They often have ship modeling books or can get them though inter-library loans. Great way to check out some titles without having to spend a lot of money.
  15. Giving yet another bump! Been doing a LOT of editing lately -- and not all of it has been for newbies. C'mon, guys!