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Greetings, All


Checking in to say hello.  I'm semi-retired, like Shaunzy, and I can't wait to start modeling again. The Admiral and I are selling our house of 20 years, so no model-making for me until we get that settled.


Most of my wood modeling has been w/ stick and tissue gliders, but boats and ships were my favorites in plastic.  I grew up around Lk Washington and I spent a lot of time hanging around the marinas, this at time when tugs were pulling logs to mill and mine sweepers were moored nearby.  I've been drawn to working boats ever since.  My choices for first build are the Chesapeake Bay Flattie and the Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack. (I followed Popeye's and Greg Spring's builds from each.)  I'd really like to tackle the Corel Sloup, but suspect the planking might be a bit much for a first timer.  Looking forward to connecting w/ you all.  


Best regards,,


Mark Anderson

Seattle, WA 

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Now I truly can say :sign:,

I am also part of a modelclub in Seattle, well put it Northern Seattle but still.

We are meeting once a month, I am more than happy to help you connect with our president.

As for the sloup, I don't think you would have any issues with that kit. 

We all beginners is various stages, and no question will be left unanswered.

A song popped into my mind, an old disco song "We are family"


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We are family
I got all my siblings with me       ( I had to change the text here, from sisters to siblings as we are a group both of women and men)
We are family
Get up everybody and build

We are family
I got all my siblings with me
We are family
Get up everybody and build


Everyone can see we're together
As we build our ships
(And!) and we glue the stick together
I won't tell no lie
(All!) all of the people around us they say
They are building ships

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Welcome aboard Mark. While you are waiting to get into your new shipyard, take a look at the framing and planking guides and tutorials available in the forum (link below). There are some very good You Tube videos in there.  You'll need to decide which method and tools you prefer to bend planks and there are very experienced members here (not me :default_wallbash: ) who will be happy to answer any questions you have. I'm on my 3rd build and don't think the Corel Sloup would be too much for a first timer who's done this homework.



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Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes.  What a great group of folks!  


Hey, Dilbert I named dropped the Corel Sloup hoping someone might say it was OK for a beginner. Thanks for that. I'll check out the links. When I'm not doing what I enjoy then I'm often reading about it.  

Dr. Per, I'm quite interested in knowing more about the club. Maturin is too.  Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. 


My tag line going in: Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want

           and 87% is still pretty good


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Welcome to model ship world. Which ever ship you decide to start on is ok. Just two things to remember.. 1 make sure you really like the ship and she will carry you thru. 2. we are here to help.


I'm currently working on my first wooden ship and I'm enjoying it. Yes there will be frustrations, mainly from meanings of terms used in construction. i've learned there is a bit of learning involved (buying and reading books on the subject) but its well worth it. I've done a couple of Comet planes so I see where you're coming from. I think you will find this to be very rewarding (if not frustrating, lol)


Again, welcome




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