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Hello all. I recently joined MSW and have been lurking and reviewing various topics and build logs for the past couple of months. I recently retired and decided to get back to modeling. I grew up building plastic model cars and planes then moved to RC planes. I enjoyed building them but not crashing them. Given my experience with plastic models and a desire to learn more about ships and ship building I got back into modeling with Revell’s 1/96 Constitution. It took a bit to finish it and while I enjoyed the build working with the small plastic parts and the limitations of plastic really wet my appetite for wooden ship models. 

I received the OcCre Albatross as a present  back in 2011 and it has been sitting on the shelf since then. I opened the box in June and thought maybe plastic is not so bad. That’s when I found the MSW site. I know you all know this but this forum is fantastic. Great info, lots of sharing and suggestions. Well done to all who keep this going. 

Using the build as a guide I liked the look of Midwest’s Peterborough Canoe. Too bad Midwest is out of the ship business. I used them for all my RC plane kits and materials. Good company. I found the canoe on eBay and have just finished it. I think I am ready for the Albatross now. 

Sorry for the long intro. I will plan to start a build log for the Albatross once I get going. 

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Sounds to me like you're off to a good start.  And a build log is an excellent idea.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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Start a build log. This is always interesting and helpful.



Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel, Thermopylae Sergal 


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72   Hetzer38(t) Starr 1/72    


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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