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  1. Sandman Panelvan indeed. Great guess! One of the nicknames I got in highschool due to having a similar surname. I bought the Billing HMS Bounty 😬 Just posted a help plea about it under General actually.. Thanks for the g'days fellas.
  2. How many hours did your build take? And how experienced were you when starting said build? Hey guys, I am an absolute amatuer (don't even own tools) and have ordered the Billing Bounty as my first build in 20 years (since I was a kid). WHY you ask?.. Because it was on sale & my gf wants a nice authentic looking ship to go in her living room, and it's all about the aesthetics of the display piece for her. Not the love of seafaring or anything like that. So higher quality models it is! But a pre-built ship of this caliber would cost around AUD$1000 (way over her budget of $300), and the cheaper model kits seem to look not as refined/detailed or large. I'm very interested in how long it took all you guys, as my gf doesn't want to be waiting around for it too long. As daunting as this build looks, I do have a lot of free time over the next month or two & my housemates will no doubt develop envy (hopefully this build allows for some teamwork?). Plus there are heaps of awesome build logs I've discovered in here to help me out too (especially Steve). It won't be shipped out to me for another week, so I am still able to cancel the order if anybody has a better suggestion?
  3. Hey everyone. Just ordered my first wooden kit ever and have definitely bitten off more than I can chew.. Boy am I glad to have found this site! Used to build plastic war ships, planes & tanks back when I was in school 20 years ago. Haven't made any models since. I can def see myself starting another one once this first one is finished though. So my foreseeable addiction with wooden kits has got me a little bit excited but my girlfriend a little bit worried :D. Look forward to seeing everyone's builds. Cheers, ThaSandoman p.s. Couldn't be better timing to start this actually... as I've starting playing Sea of Thieves recently haha

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