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  1. Hello from Illinois

    The Bluenose has arrived! I'll start a build long when I get going.
  2. I've ordered both modeling books from ME, but I'm very interested in 17th and 18th century ships and their history. Galleons especially. I was hoping to get a suggested reading list on historical ships not related to modeling. Thanks
  3. Hello from Illinois

    The #11 scalpel blades on model expo will fit in an exacto knife correct? That's a great price too, 100 blades for 17$
  4. Hello from Illinois

    Picked up some things at hobby lobby, just need some small c claps and titebond glue. With the advice I've gotten I held off on buying some of the tool list, if I need it down the road I'll pick it up
  5. Hello from Illinois

    I just ordered the Bluenose plus the 2 books from model expo. I held off ordering any paints or tools. I did print the tool list out of instruction book and I think hobby lobby should have anything I need. And I figure I should have some time before I need any paint. I'll just need to get something to hold ship as I build and then a display base when it's finished. Very excited can't wait to start
  6. Hello from Illinois

    How will the difficulty of the ME Mayflower compare with the bluenose?
  7. Hello from Illinois

    Ok great thank you. I was thinking of asking that next. I'll probably go with the blue nose then.
  8. Hello from Illinois

    I have it narrowed down between 2 ME kits. The bluenose or the rattlesnake. I'm leaning towards the rattlesnake
  9. Hello from Illinois

    Thanks Paul. Do you think I need a plank bender and nail nailer?
  10. Hello from Illinois

    After watching the YouTube videos by Gary B, I was thinking of ordering that bluenose from model expo along with their tool kit and possibly the paints. Not sure if I'd be starting off too complicated. Also is HOW TO BUILD FIRST RATE SHIP MODELS FROM KITS By Ben Lankford. Worth me ordering also?
  11. Hey everyone. I was walking around a hobby shop yesterday looking for something to keep me busy. I've been looking for a hobby for years and after finding the wooden ship kits yesterday I can't stop watching YouTube videos in it. I'm completely intimidated though. I was looking at the San Francisco II Galleon S.XVI by Artesania Latina. Id like to start with a plank on bulk head model. I'm also wondering if I need a plank bender and other tools. The guy at my hobby shop only mentioned hobby knife , glue and sand paper. I would love some suggestions on a kit to start with that either includes tools I need or a model kit and maybe a link to a recommended tool kit. I've never attempted a wooden ship kit, so any other websites or essentials you want to share would be great. I've been bookmarking websites as I find them. Thanks Rob

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