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  1. I actually hadn’t considered starting a build log. Mostly because I’ve already planked the hull. But I suppose I could. Is there much demand for a Swift build log? There a quite a few already. Thanks for the interest JD
  2. It’s quite nice to see so many welcoming sentiments, thanks. UPDATE: I contacted Artesiana Latina for the instructions mentioned above. Lighting fast response. They sent me a link to a zip file with all the instructions for download. Hi-res files, too. So, I’m all set for instructions. But, is it proper to post those on this forum for poor saps like me who may have lost theirs? If so, where should I post them. Again, thanks for the help. JD
  3. I’m quite excited about getting back into this model. When I started, I didnt really have access to these sorts of forums. They are invaluable. The box says 1996. I greatly appreciate the help with the plans. I hope someone has these plan lying about. thx, JD
  4. Simply put, I'm glad to be here. I started an AL Swift about 8 years ago, but my career and military service seemed to get in the way a bit. All too common story, as I've been making my way through these forums. I'm rereading Mastini and getting a lot from you folks. Funny story, I pulled the model out of the packers box after we moved, and my wife said, "Hey, did you make that, it actually looks really good." Compliment full of knuckles, I suppose. *actually*... pbfttt... *grumble* Well, my life may have slowed enough to re-engage the model. I look forward to any/all advice and assistance from fellow modelers. JD ps- Is there a repository for various instructions and plans? I seem to have lost some of them for my model. I'd hate to try to wing it with photo searches on google. Thx.

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