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  1. Thank you everyone who has welcomed me and also to my other misplaced yankees.
  2. Thank you for the warm welcome to the site. Gerald Todd, I think your correct in your Thanks for the replies and warm welcome. I appreciate it. My service was my pleasure and honor. Gurnet, your ship looks like it has weathered some storms. I grew up in Swansea and Fall River
  3. Good day to all. My name is Scott and I live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Originally from Coastal Massachusetts and later from Rhode Island. Retired Army with 22 years before getting hurt in Iraq in 2008-09. Recently took interest in Ships in a bottle which is funny because I grew up and lived on the water all of my life and have been around boats and ships all my life, now being land-locked, I take interest. Started a cheap ship model kit, which can be seen in the Builders log section, to gauge my interest before building a SIB and also a more detailed ship kit. I look forward to rea
  4. Recently I took an interest in Ship in a bottles and thought I may try my hand at building one and then thought..."let me get some knowledge on ship anatomy" so, I decided that I wanted to start by building a wooden ship. I decided that the Bluenose would be a nice place to start as there wasn't a lot of rigging. I was blown away at the cost of kits and as a disabled vet, cost was an issue. I also have a tendency not to finish things I start as I get frustrated easily and I also tend to have heavy hands. One day while looking in a thrift shop, I came across this kit for $8 and thought it would
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