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juansystem05

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Hi:

 

I asked this question in my introduction topic but I think here is a better place to ask.

 

These are the kits I have bought, some because are very old and I did not want to miss the opportunity of having them.

- America yacht by sterling models (RC)

- Dallas revenue cutter by Artesania Latina

- Swift by Artesania Latina

- Bluenose by mini mamoli

 

My 2 candidates are the swift and the bluenose. I actually bought the bluenose to make it my first model but now that I have it seems very small and I think would be hard to do the rigging for a beginner, the main point is that it is solid hull construction which is easier but to be honest I do not like solid hull construction however it can be a good exercise for other techniques.

 

Should I start with the mini mamoli? the swift by AL? or something bigger like the Dallas revenue(I wouldn't like to mess this kit because it is out of production)?

 

The America yacht I think is out of play for now because this particular ship has a special place in my heart (childhood memories) and I want to start it once I feel comfortable with my skills as a model ship builder.

 

Your help is appreciate it.

 

Juan

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I'd say, mini bluenose as it's designed as a beginner kit. Then the swift, being a newer kit the parts are most likely laser cut and the instructions easier to follow, followed by the Dalas and by this time, you should have developed enough skill set to build your America without any worry.

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