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  1. So I ordered this kit and it is out for delivery today. It's my first large wood model kit and the first model kit in over 30 years. I was an avid modeler of mostly plastic kits until College. I'm a few years from retirement and decided to restart my hobby. I have been reading the abundance of material on this site and watching many videos. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I've found these kits for this ship as far back as the 1980's but have no idea when the first wood model was. I found it listed on many sites but most were out of stock with no idea when they would be restocked.
  2. This will be my first model ship build. At one point growing up, my dad had a plastic model kit of the Cutty Sark, and it basically sat in a box. I always wanted to do the model, but never had the space/time/skill. Eventually it was thrown away when my parents moved. While talking to my Uncle about being disappointed, he gave me a wooden Thermopylae kit from Scientific Models, circa 1973. I was very excited, and got started right away. 3 months later, I had my first child, and the model sat untouched for 13 years. Being stuck at home due to the coronavirus stay-at-home orders prompted me
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  4. Hi! I am a newbee from sweden. I started to build wood model ships in the beginning of this year (2018) because I wanted a hobby. I used to build plastic models in my youth but I was never good at it, I didn't have the patience required. But this time... So I started to build 2 (3) ships. The first was not good the second was better and the third was a disaster so that I had to put aside for a while. But the fourth, Thermopylae, started pretty good. Then I discovered that it was way out of my league but giving up is not an option. So all beginners can follow this log and hopefully not ma
  5. Greetings, I'm from Hungary, and until now, I built mainly WW2 ships and planes from plastic kits. Now I decided to build a tall ship, and I ended up with two kits, but I can't decide which to buy. One is the 1/96 plastic model of the Cutty Sark from Revell (Nr. 5422), and the other one is from wood, the 1/124 Thermopylae model of Sergal. Which of do you recommend to a beginner in sailing ships, and why? If you know alternatives for a maximum of €80-100, in the category of XIX. century ships, I would appreciate it too. Thanks in advance.
  6. I've mentioned this kit a few times........gotten last Christmas from my admiral. I wanted to bide my time and complete a few of the projects I have going, before starting it. the admiral would ask me about it every once in a while......I'd tell her my reason....and for a while, it was good. I think my logic has worn thin. the time left in the closet was good though.....I was able to find that there is a second version of this kit, which contains some photo etch. looking around for it, following tips from other folks, I was able to locate it. the photo etch mimics a wood sheet
  7. Hi all we due to the kind generosity of CPNGROATS (a member on another forum who was so impressed by my model ships he gifted this to me from his own stash)I have received this today. Thank you very, very much George, very kind indeed. I hastily opened it tonight eader to start but my missus says NO!!! "you have enough models on the go, cluttering up my house. you finish some of them off and get them out the way". to be fair I do have 9 on the go and bits are all over the place, she's generally ok so I cant complain ( but I have found in the past a bit of sweet talking can brin
  8. Hello everybody. So this is our first log on MSW. A brief introduction before i begin with the log. It all started as i begin to work on my Le Superbe (log to follow, if there is some interest) after a long long time. In fact i stopped working on it after the birth of my first son, Timotej, ten years ago. So now after ten years and with two sons, the second one is Tristan (eight years old), i ended building a new model. It was logic, as they where very attracted by the Le Superbe, even more so after i started to work on her again. After some time and a lot of offerings for help from both of
  9. Hi everyone, Well here is my first build log for my first wooden model ship. I started this some months ago but had to take a break due to work commitments but I’m now back on it and keen to get going. I chose the Thermopylae as I love Tea Clippers, the history, the shape and the mass of rigging. I know it’s probably not the easiest of kits to start with but I like a challenge and figured I just jump straight in. So here’s the content of the box.
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