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I just purchased the vintage MS -USF Essex.Although not a POB boat I think it will help me get my feet wet

with masts ,rigging,deck planking,and some scratch building.Once my work shop has been moved up here to Georgia

I'll be in business.

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Richard - thanks for your post. I got a really good deal on Model Shipways Bounty launch. This will be my first attempt at a POF build. I picked up Model Shipways English Pinnace but it's deceiving.  I will hone my skills with planking on the launch instead. Thanks again!

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Thanks Richard! Appreciate this post.

 

5 hours ago, Fright said:

Richard - thanks for your post. I got a really good deal on Model Shipways Bounty launch. This will be my first attempt at a POF build. I picked up Model Shipways English Pinnace but it's deceiving.  I will hone my skills with planking on the launch instead. Thanks again!

Looking forward to your build Fright! Model Shipways makes great kits.... Sargon :)

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My first kit was Artesania's San Francisco. Yes, it's not the best of kits when it comes to modern standards, especially with timber quality, but it provides some nice lessons in basics and it sure helped my introduction into the hobby.

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I recommend the AL Harvey along with Frank Mastinis Book Ship Modeling Simplified which references this kit. You can pick it up for under 100 dollars on EBay. While not historically accurate - it's an easy build and makes into an attractive first time model. 

 

https://m.ebay.com/itm/ARTESANIA-LATINA-1-50-Scale-Baltimore-Clipper-HARVEY-Kit-MINT-Cond-Nice/132653398889?epid=1320503011&hash=item1ee2c23b69:g:dSQAAOSw8FBbGJJV

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