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  1. What often happens, speaking from personal experience with my son, is that if they are too young they “play” with these built kits and within a few months they are in enough pieces that nobody will ever spend the time to figure out how to put it together again based on the 100 page assembly instruction and then they end up in the big Rubbermaid LEGO box. Home to all the misfit LEGO pieces. Then you end up with what amounts to a box of imagination. Now that my son is older he builds and displays so not the same issue. The Saturn V rocket is awesome btw.
  2. What a great project, I’m following with interest. My family hails from Peterborough, and if you are ever up that way you will enjoy the Canadian Canoe Museum and a cruise on the Trent River where you can see and experience the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. Scott
  3. Brian, I also understand. It is wonderful when we find the things that bring us passion and also have the courage to recognize that sometimes that means letting go of other things. All the best! Scott
  4. Some additional photos from the Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. A great place to visit and yes they have models on display.
  5. We returned from a maritime vacation today Prince Edward Island , New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Lovely weather, people and culture (not to mention the fresh scallops, lobster, crab and cod). In Halifax saw the frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec and HMCS Kingston and toured the HNCS Sackville (the last corvette).
  6. Look forward to this Mike. I have a few plastic kits in my stash I can’t wait to get going on inspired by others here too. That is great your daughter has interest in a kit, my 12 year old daughter loves horses so we are working on a wooden horse automation kit together.
  7. Not that this will really help you but at least 2 such ships were on display in a large downtown Toronto law firm reception area back in the late 1990s. I remember being quite impressed with them at the time and don’t know if they are still there.
  8. I’m partial to the traditional teak. Sorry to hear about the other life news and glad you are able to now take some time for ship therapy.
  9. Wow, looking really great! Have you seen the Occre diorama with the Terror surrounded in ice?
  10. Does anybody ever use solder for PE? I saw an article in finescalemodeller about using it. But it seems to me most just use the glue.
  11. Great news! Chris for those of us that don’t know the subtle differences in cutter designs, how would you describe Alert compared to Lady Nelson?

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