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  1. Thanks for pointing me to those awesome builds - inspiring me to scratchbuild a few things. For the most part, I'm just trying to stay on the kit instructions and do things as cleanly as I can. Since my last post, I've been working maybe 9-10 hours a day on this... as my normal gigs have been cancelled due to the pandemic, I have nothing but time. I find it tremendously enjoyable and have a hard time focusing on anything else. I've been working on the deck furniture and guns. Will start the gun rigging this evening. (The guns in the second photo are not in final po
  2. After completing some plastic model kits, I decided I needed to try a wooden model. Internet research pointed me to the Lady Nelson by Amati and I'm really happy with the quality of materials and clarity of instructions. Much better than the plastic model kits! This was a challenge for me also because I have no real woodworking experience at all, but I'm really loving it so far. I started this several weeks ago and only recently decided to join the forum, so most of the woodworking, finishing, and painting is out of the way, but to catch you up: I mostly followed the Mo
  3. Thanks for the encouragement and welcome, all! Bill, I'm in New Haven.
  4. Greetings! I'm a freelancing classical musician living in Connecticut. I finished my second Masters at Yale in 2018 and am a singer specializing in early music and historical performance practice (although I sing a variety of different classical genres). I have a lot of artistic interests, including calligraphy, illumination, drawing, and painting. My journey into model shipbuilding began with the Minicraft Titanic 1:400 in October 2018. I recently completed the Revell Cutty Sark 1:96 (thanks to covid-19), and am currently working on my first wood model, the Amati Lady Nelson. I or
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