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Jonathas Costa

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  1. Hi Mark, I have plans to start a build log as soon as all materials arrives. I hope to see you there. Jonathas.
  2. Thank you all for the warm greetings! I am just waiting for all the tools to arrive for starting the journey. :-) I am sure I will have lots of questions. Jonathas.
  3. Hi, Thank you for the warm welcome. I didn't watch the games but soccer is always a big thing in Brazil (and for most of the Brazilians). Cheers, Jonathas.
  4. Hello Everyone, I was an airplane modeler during my school years in Brazil. I always loved to build small models of any kind: airplanes, ships, trains, etc. But in Brazil, the prices for such things are really punitive. The price for a good used car for a nice ship model! Since I came to the USA I've been meaning to start building a ship model but as everybody knows, things aren't so simple. Finally, I got myself, my first ship model, an ARTESANIA LATINA 1:25 H.M.S. Bounty's Jolly Boat. I am thinking that ship modeling must have significant similarities with airplane modeling (balsa made ones), so I decided to start with a small ship and to learn the needed skills for a big project later. My long term ambitions: be able to build any model I want. :-) Maybe an HMS Victory (cliche?). In the meantime, I don't know anything about the materials and techniques (I know how to work with wood, tools, etc.) and will need a lot of help from you guys. I think that is it! Eager to start learning and building my first model in the process. Jonathas Costa.

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