Achu Posted February 26, 2017 Share #1 Posted February 26, 2017 Greetings to all! And, especially to those who have unknowingly helped me already, as I've been looking through past posts and tutorials for the past two weeks. You all are so kind! A quick about me: Born and raised on the New England Coast. I do contract work, so I have gaps of time that allow me to step aside and focus on hobbies, reading etc. When I was younger I made airplane models, but never at any great detail (glue, brush some paint on, stick on the decals, voila). But I got the itch to return to modeling over the winter, and I've been reading Patrick O'Brian so I thought, "hey, why not a ship?" Well, after two weeks of working on the Constructo Albatros I can give you a lot of reasons. Just kidding. I'm having an absolute blast! I'll post the first in a build log as soon as I'm done with the introduction here. Even just getting ready to start the build had me working on my "shipyard" so I'll show a little of that. Picked up a street-side plywood table for a few dollars, planed, sanded, filled, sanded, filled, sanded, and varnished. Put about 6-7 coats of poly on the top and got it nice and smooth. Tools purchased for the "yard" so far: Small plastic squares, small rulers, sanding sticks in various grits, the Zona mitre box and fine-kerf saw seen above, and various clamping devices. Oh, and that big new xacto mat. (Had to protect the new table!) Dug out the old xacto handle and got some new #11s as well, and also some glue: Loctite CA, Elmer's white and TB II. Thanks for reading, and thanks for all the help that I'm sure is soon to come. It will be needed! BlockPlane, kvnrykvn, DaveRow and 8 others 11 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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