Apologies if this has been asked before, I was not able to find a similar thread.
I just finished my first kit, the Artesania Latina's Viriginia 1819, which turned out really well in my opinion. There were a few mistakes but they were very minor. I finished the model in a month. I will post pictures later on hopefully sometime at the end of the week but here's one I took yesterday:
For my next kit I am considering a two masted ship as it will be more advanced than the Virginia, therefore I can learn more techniques.
I am currently considering the Model Shipways Fair American or the Syren US Brig. I am leaning more towards the Fair American due to its appearance. I like its clean look. The Syren also looks really good, but much more detailed, so I am thinking it is more for advanced builders. I do not own any power tools apart from a dremel, so I hope both these ships do not need any expensive or bulky tools. To add on to this, I live in an apartment so there is no space for power tools.
I wanted to hear other's opinions on the two kits and which one I should go for.
Also being Canadian, are there any local suppliers that sells Model Shipways kits? The shipping cost is quite expensive, at around $50 USD as seen from the Model Expo Online store.
Lastly, there is currently a sale on the store for early Black Friday, all items are 25% off. Should I wait for the actual Black Friday/Christmas time for better deals?