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  1. Hello from London, UK

    Thank you all for the warm welcome! After a little trouble with DPD I've received everything today. My daughter's already had a good look through and pointed out how shiny the "boomers" are. Really pleased with the quality with it all at first glance, and also a little daunted with the size of the blocks! I have no idea how I'm going to thread them! Tonight with a cup of tea I'll settle down and take inventory and rig up some sort of temporary stand. I've seen a lot of people in their logs choose to 'upgrade' parts and fixings to their models. Does anyone have experience with the Cruiser who might suggest some upgrades for down the line? Thanks Richard
  2. Hi all, Very happy to be here amongst this wealth of knowledge. I've spent the last day trawling through build logs and tutorials trying to get an understanding on the basics of model ship building. As today, my first model ship kit arrives. The Caldercraft HMS Cruizer (or Cruiser) and I can't tell you how excited I am to receive it. I've watched this hobby with great interest for a number of years, but never took the plunge due to the percepted level of complexity that comes with building a wooden model ship. I always thought it would be far beyond my skill set and I just wouldn't have the time to stick at it and lead a build to completion. However, I thought sod it and give it a go. Better to try and fail than not try at all right? I'm somewhat experienced with model making and painting. But that usually comes with a strict instructions with little room for creative license. Either way I hope I have the foundations in place to become a competent model ship builder... With all your help of course! I'll start a log in the coming days and no doubt will plea for help along the way. Many thanks Richard.

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