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Hi glad to be among some great builders (not me though ) I just cannot believe some of these photos. Just found this site and have been hooked to this computer since...." Great " work.

 My name is louie I recently retired and have some previous build experience  .. Santa Maria  and Sultana but nothing like what I see here. Right now I am trying to advance with the Fair American 1:48 but am at a standstill right up front , the instructions are over my head ,

you have to be a sculptor besides a wood worker .Anyway I am stuck on the transom construction and hope to pick the minds and photos of this site Hopefully it will turn out half as good as what I see and I will be overjoyed .

Thanks lou

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Welcome to MSW Louie! Great to have you with us.


I highly recommend if you have not done so yet to start up a build log so we can see your pictures and help you work through the issues. I always say to try not to compare your work always against those that are better. Instead use them for inspiration and guidance but only compare your work against your own work with the goal in mind to make sure each build is a little better than the last. That way you are always improving and before you know it, your work will be up there with those you admire. :D


I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing your ships!

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On ‎01‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 3:29 PM, lou.mack11@yahoo.com said:

Hi glad to be among some great builders (not me though )

Welcome aboard Louie,

As EJ says try not to compare with other builds. Take a look at mine, A top class builder would find lots of faults. Especially the square ports. Not the neatest job around but they look good enough at this scale.

Build for yourself as i do.

A build log would be good we can see what you are doing and give any advice you may need. When i get stuck on a section, which i did a few times building the hull i move to another part of the build i know won't give me too much trouble. I then check out other builds read and reread the instructions until it suddenly comes to me what i need to do.

Good luck with your build and hope to see a few pictures soon.:)



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