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I tried model ship building 25 years ago and at the time wasnt able to really devote the needed time. Now that my kids are grown, my head is in a better place. :)


I had a Harvey kit, not sure the manufacturer, but it was ruined by water. I am expecting a new kit to arrive, Model Shipways Mayflower. I am really looking forward to starting this hobby again.




Scott Leland

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Hello Scott,


Welcome aboard and thank you for joining us.


There are a lot people here who are willing to help and advise. And we all learn from each other.

I hope you will contribute a buildlog of your Mayflower.


To help you find your way around the forums, please have a look at the topics in our 'Questions/instructions on how to use and post to this forum/Site Problems or suggestions'. It contains a lot of tips.



Good luck and happy modeling with your Mayflower.


Take care,



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Welcome back to the world.  Stay in touch and give us updates on your new Mayflower.



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Guest midnight

Welcome Scott and welcome back to the hobby . Just take your build slow and ask as many questions as you need . The first tool I recommend is patience , it's also the second and third tools .

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Nice to meet you Scott. You have come to the right place for help and encouragement! My best advice is to start a build log as soon as your kit arrives, trust me you will gain a following of other builders who will be able to answer kit specific questions, and give lots of encouragement through each phase of the build,

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Welcome back to the ship modeling world! There are a plethora of builders and build logs here full of helpful information.

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