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Just joined the site as a place to find answers, gain insight and view others accomplishments as I work on my own. 

I spent my youth building plastic models, mostly WWII German armored, but I did do Revels USS Constitution. I have always been fascinated by fully rigged sailing vessels and have wanted to build one. In 1999 I got a fantastic deal on AL’s San Juan Nepomuceno. I started it, and then the children came. Now 18 years later I am once again back to model building and have pulled the ship out of the closet. 

Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer for me. 

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Hi, Quincy, and welcome.

 

The San Juan Nepomuceno is a substantial undertaking! Right away I can see some potential for problems with your planking technique. Fortunately, we have some resources here that can help you out. Check here to find some PDF planking tutorials, and be sure to start a build log so that you can get some more tips, advice, and encouragement. I hope this turns out to be an enjoyable hobby for you for many years to come.

 

Cheers!

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Hi Quincy,

 

Where are you in NC?  I recently relocated from NJ to the Coastal (Southport) NC area and would like to see if we could find some folks in the area who would like to meet periodically.  I believe there is a club in the New Bern area, but that's a haul from here.  Hopefully you are closer.  Let me know your thoughts, or if anyone else knows of a group in this area.  Thanks

 

Dennis Powell

Bolivia, NC

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Hello Quincy and welcome,

I started building the the San Juan Nepomuceno 3 years ago.  From the photo your model looks OK, mine was not, the material was mostly warped and the casting was of inferior quality.

I guess your kit is from A L Elite Series out of their branch in Hong Kong? Don't worry you will make mistakes as it is a difficulty 4 kit , but the main object is that you must enjoy it. I didn't start a blog OF my SJN on the MSW but i hope to do so soon. If you wish to correspond regarding the ship build frustrations, difficulties, and satisfaction:D. Let me know . This is my second kit.

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Regards,

Renato    

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