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Hi Everyone,

    My name is Dave McMahon and I have been building models since I was a kid.

   I’m 66 now and have been a woodworker/cabinetmaker/draftsman for close to 40 years. I’m trying to retire this year and my dream is to build scale model wooden ships.

      I just purchased the Caesar Roman bireme kit from Mantua and I can’t wait to get started. Hoping to pick up some tips and advice from you guys!

      I’ve only built one wooden ship model before and it was so long ago I can’t remember what kind of ship it was. I still have it…can I possibly post a photo here and maybe someone can help identify it?

Looking forward to the future!

Thanks for being here!

D_Mc 

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Dave:  Good to meet you even though it is through our computers.  I have just finished my first model "The Independence", and have just started by on second the "Endeavour".  Nice model, but  some misgivings regarding the model.  Only single hull planking, but it will turn out good.  Already glued in one part upside down.  Sort of like a carpenter cutting a sheet of paneling backwards.  I done that also.

Good luck on your hobby.

 

Ed Meyer,  from Oregon

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17 hours ago, Ed Meyer said:

Dave:  Good to meet you even though it is through our computers.  I have just finished my first model "The Independence", and have just started by on second the "Endeavour".  Nice model, but  some misgivings regarding the model.  Only single hull planking, but it will turn out good.  Already glued in one part upside down.  Sort of like a carpenter cutting a sheet of paneling backwards.  I done that also.

Good luck on your hobby.

 

Ed Meyer,  from Oregon

Hi Ed,

    It's good to meet you too. Good luck with the Endeavour, it's a good looking ship. I too have glued things in backwards, upside down and in the wrong place!

But, there's always a solution... that's the victory of this hobby.

Take care,

D_Mc

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9 hours ago, Estoy_Listo said:

Hey, Dave

Welcome to MSW. I'm a couple of years older and still working on retiring.  (Almost there!) Good luck on your build and on your retirement. 

 

Mark

 

Thanks Mark!

A buddy of mine who retired last year say's "retirement is ok but you never get a day off". 

I'm still looking forward to it. Good luck with yours too!

 

-Dave

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Hi David, thanks for the welcome.

I'm finding a lot of good info all over the net. Especially, right here with lots of great info and good people willing to share their knowledge.  I've started my roman bireme kit last weekend and will begin planking the hull soon. Bending wood is something I'm unfamiliar with and will probably be posting looking for advice soon!

Thanks again!

-Dave

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8 hours ago, Derek C said:

Hi Dave 

welcome to MSW , please start a build log in the kit section so we can follow along . There are many members with great skills that would surely help you along the way 

Derek

Hi Derek, thanks for the welcome!

I'll definitely look into starting a build log soon. I can't promise a very steady pace.

It may be days or weeks before I post any progress. 

I have a lot on my plate these days...

Thanks Again!

-Dave

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