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Hi my names is Jim Freday, I'm 63 years old and have been model and trying to get it right every since I was 7 and got glue all over the windshield of my first model car build. I sent 20 years in HO Model Railroading, the trains never really ran because I was to busy building HO Scale building everything from Outhouses to Factories, some that took almost a year to build. I donated all those building to a local club when I moved across the country. The last 10 years have been spent racing HO T-Jets from the 60's, agin playing around in that scale minuture world, and Modeling Wooden Ship is always been a bucket list thing for me. I have a passion for a very narrow time in history the "French and Indian War" and when I saw Chuck Passaro 18th Century Longboat 1750-1760 I figured "I got to start some where" so I did and it was somebody from Model Expo told me to check you guys out. I dont know how much you will be hearing from me, at this stage I'm just going to trying to be a sponge. 

In poking around the site I saw Chuck Passaro build of his Longboat, this is going to be a big help to me!

 

 

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Welcome to MSW Jim! I think getting glue on the windshields of our first model cars is a problem that plagues all of us as kids. :D

 

That is a great kit to start with and as you have already found out, the build logs on here will be a great help to you. Have fun looking around the site and "sponging" up all the useful information on here. I will recommend starting a build log though. When you hit those tougher spots and have questions, the logs are a great place to get answers as we can see what you are struggling with and provide better answers. Good luck to you on your first ship build. I hope you enjoy it as much as all the other models you have done! 

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Hi Jim welcome aboard from another fairly new member - Glue marks on canopy's and windscreens are how I discovered fingerprints as a kid. Seriously though I hope you find as I have that there isn't another site with the expertise and generosity to share as you'll find from the guys here. Cheers Pete

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