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After being fascinated with the detail put into models for years, I just started ship building, and I got Revell's 1:96 USS Constitution for Christmas. I realize now that it is going to be quite an ambitious project. The last model I build was an F-16 fighter jet over ten years ago. Needless to say I just glued that one together right out of the box, added the decals, and painted a few things. But I'm old enough, smart enough, and patient enough now (maybe?? :P) to do a good job on this build. Most importantly I think, is that I want to have a great finished product when I'm done!


Any help is greatly appreciated, as I am not much of an artist :stunned:


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My first vessel was also the Revell Constitution more years ago than I care to remember. I learned to STUDY the parts, their shape and texture; RESEARCH on all media for pictures and builds-plastic and otherwise; TAKE YOUR TIME because plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, if ever. Your first step is excellent, coming here because there are many first rate artisans who are willing to help.

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Welcome to MSW! That is a great ship kit and one that many of us have built. You will be able to get all the help you will need and plenty of great ideas for building her. Best of luck to you and I look forward to seeing your work!

"A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor"
- John George Hermanson 



Current Builds - Royal Louis - Mamoli

                    Royal Caroline - Panart

Completed - Wood - Le Soleil Royal - Sergal - Build Log & Gallery

                                           La Couronne - Corel - Build Log & Gallery

                                           Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                           Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

Unfinished - Plastic - HMS Victory - Heller, Sea Witch.

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