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Salutations from Savannah GA, USA


Barryc
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Greetings folks,

 

I've been watching and learning here for a month or so and I am amazed at the skills and abilities of many of the builders and their builds I've viewed!!

Just WOW!!

 

I am a passionate modeler and have been building models for 55 +years. I build primarily aircraft, ships and armor but have built just about one of every genre. I have always been fascinated by wooden sailing ship models but never ventured there. I built the Revell USS Constitution in the late 60s and have built a few other plastic ship kits over the years but never a wooden kit. My mother gifted me the Scientific Models kit of the Robert E. Lee in 1973 I actually started building it but dropped the solid hull onto a concrete floor and smashed the bow in and that was the end of the effort. I have been dragging it with me all these years and my just dig it out and have another go at it. I recently found an incomplete kit listed on ebay but the hull is there and I may just pick it up.

 

I have a number or plastic ship models in my "stash" including the Revell Kearsarge and Alabama. I am going to have a go at the Alabama and to that end have made some purchases of AM parts. I have ordered the Cottage Industries armament set the HiS Models sails, rigging blocks and pendant set as well as the Scale Decks wooden deck.

 

I don't have a time line when I will start the build but it will not be anytime soon. So in the mean time I'll continue to watch and learn. I've done a search here on the site for CSS Alabama builds but am coming up empty handed so, if anyone has one or can link me to one I will be most grateful.

 

Cheers for now,

Barry

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