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I just wanted to post and say hello. I am a new member in my late 20’s from the Boston area, and brand new to the ship modeling world. 

I have always been interested in modeling - starting at a young age with plastic car kits, and most recently gathering n-scale trains and parts for when I eventually own a home with space for a layout. That being said, model shipbuilding has (somehow) just recently caught my attention. 

I have ordered the 18th century longboat kit that has, from what I have seen, been built and logged on here so many times. Which is good for a beginner, I think! Lots of logs to learn from. Anyways, I ordered model shipways kit as a combo with their tool kit. I am lucky enough to have a lot of downtime at work and plenty of space and tools both at work and at home to be able to spend a lot of time with this kit. Looking forward to meeting everyone and thanks in advance for all of the advice I will probably get and questions that will be answered!

 

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Oh, and i will definitely start a build log once i get my kit and start working on it!!

 

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Welcome to this great source of model ship building! You are fortunate to live in an area rich in outstanding modelers aplenty. Check out the NRG site for groups there. Do look them up and do visit the many museums in your area.

Joe

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Welcome to the site. Shipways is a very good company in my opinion. Dry run every part first. Then glue. If you mess up you can always send the appropriate info to model shipways for replacement parts. I also keep some bandaids handy.

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Thanks for the replies everyone, and my name is Ryan. Also... 

Had a big shipping issue with my 18th century longboat...

Long story short, it got lost and i have a claim in with the usps. That being said i went ahead and ordered the new bedford whaleboat kit from model shipways and it's set to show up today along with whole bunch of tools. Hoping to start a build log on that pretty soon.

EDIT: I went with the whaleboat kit for two reasons. 1) the longboat kit was no longer in stock 

2) new bedford is close to me geographically and i reaaally like the look of it

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