I have always wanted to get into model ship building and now I finally am. I have built plastic models as a kid and as an adult I have built and painted many tabletop miniatures for hobby only, never have played the games, and recently since buying my house 2 years ago I have a small workshop and have gotten into woodworking. I have been working in a hospital where a doctor has built and donated model wooden ships for display all around the hospital, seeing them has inspired me and since I have recently just wrapped up my last woodworking project I thought why not start a ship. So before doing any research I looked on Amazon first, after finding a model that was labeled for beginners I searched around for better pricing and Tower Hobbies had it a bit cheaper and a coupon as well. So I should be receiving the Artesania Latina 1/50 Endeavour Longboat on Tuesday.
I have been doing a lot of research the past few days and while that is still a good kit to start with I have learned a lot just by reading stuff on this website, and have already got a list of some basic tools like files, hemostats, small pliers, cutters, pin vice and bits, tweezers, etc to buy. I will be making a purchase next payday for these tools as well as a few books and I think I will grab the Caldercraft HM Gunboat William as well. I like the appearance of that ship, the opening to the lower deck, and the larger size. Those two should keep me quite busy for quite a while. I look forward to learning more and getting started as soon as all my things arrive. I will likely start with the Endeavour Longboat first and will start a build thread when I begin.