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Bob in MO

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  1. I'm starting on my first model the, MS 18th Century Long Boat 1:24. After reading through the instructions and looking at the drawings, I'm a little confused on what the shape of the rabbit should be on the false keel. Please see the attachment. Which of these is the correct shape, A or B? Thanks
  2. Hi, Newbie here. I'm just starting on my first model, the MS 18th Century Long Boat 1:24. I did not purchase the paint set that goes with this model. But I do have a Hobby Lobby that is near by that carries Testors paints. Does anyone know if there is a way to cross reference the MS paint colors to Testors'? Thanks
  3. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. To answer Doug's question, I'm about 40 miles west of St Louis. I haven't received my books yet, but have been reading through some of the builds. When you guys are talking about putting in the nails on planking to the bulkheads, exactly how is that done? Is there instruction on how to do that within the model kits?
  4. David, I was born and raised in Evansville, IN. Went to college in Terre Haute and graduated with Larry Bird. Mark, my wife is from Fort Madison.
  5. Hi everyone, my name is Bob and I live in the great state of Missouri where our motto is "Show Me", really, no kidding it is. Kind of goes with this forum, don't you think? Anyway, I'm a mechanical engineer that's a whisker away from retirement. I've looked at wood ship modeling several times in the past and found the hobby very attractive. I have no experience with wood ship modeling but have restored a 77 MGB from stem to stern (so to speak). So, with retirement just around the corner, I'm looking at getting into the hobby. I've been reading threads and watching videos. Sometimes I get excited and can't wait to lay a keel and add some ribs and then later, I see some of the delicate intricate work being done and say Wow, you think you can do that? I have ordered, as suggested on this site, Mastini's Ship Modeling Simplified and Mondfeld's Historic Ship Models. I'm thinking about ordering Model Shipways 18th Century Longboat starter kit with tools 1:48 scale for my first project. What do you think about that? I would like to follow that with the Bluenose. With warm regards, bob
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