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  1. I have worked a little on the Nina. Mostly preparing for the next steps. I want to plank the decks and the hull. I started to build a plank stripper, however it did not work so well. The edge was not cut straight and will need to be sanded. I painted the edge black and will sand it on a piece of glass. I also started making rings out of wire. I need about 45 rings on eyebolts for this kit.
  2. First off, you are doing a stellar job on this build! And secondly, if you need any parts off this kit, let me know. I'm planing on using my kit to build her as she is now. This only requires the hull, main decks, the second deck, and two turrets. The rest is up for grabs. I have been watching your build only recently and have enjoyed your hurdle jumping. Keep up the good work, and like the frog choking the crane, 'never give up'.
  3. Thank you all for the warm welcome! I did start a build log in the plastic kits, please follow along.
  4. This kit was regularly $33 and I could not resist the purchase at 70% off. I wanted to start with some kind of plans to follow and found these online. I want the basic look to be like this image. I started with the the decks. I did not like the fact that there were three decks. So, I removed the step between second and third decks, and the molded on ladders section. I combined the two decks and cut a piece of styrene to extend the main deck. I worked on the hull halves next. The interior got the ribs removed as they were too many and too small. I also removed the deck locator pins as well as the extractor pin marks. The rudder was removed to add a tiller and a hole was cut for the tiller. The exterior halves got the cannon holes filled in with sprue, the locator pins for the anchors were removed, and some material was removed to allow for railing. The plans show about 40 rings attached to the deck. I will try to make these true to scale, these will be very, very small.
  5. I will start my first build log on this forum with the Nina from Lindberg's Ships of Columbus. I found this kit at hobby lobby on clearance for $8.
  6. We'll see if I can post my first photo, I got The Ships of Columbus by Lindberg on clearance for $8!
  7. I started modeling many years ago and have decided to get back into the hobby. I will blow the dust off some of my stash or build something new, anyhow, I look forward to posting a build log on this forum soon. Wish me luck and follow along.

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