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No longer a youth and now retired with some spare time. As a kid I built plastic models voraciously. My allowance always went to it. Loved the WWl bi-planes and WWll props. I also liked ships and built several Constitutions, Viking ships, Biremes and so on, all in plastic.  A few years back I tried briefly to build the Harriet Lane but got a kit with zero instructions. I didn’t really have time to dedicate to it so it was definitely a failure. 


I did did a little more research this time and decided on the Dusek Gokstad Viking ship for a first build. I am quite pleased with it so far. I started to build it before I discovered the “Build Log”. Next time I will do that right. As I am ready right now to start some planking. I have looked at others build logs and they have been a wealth of information. I am taking my time and doing it slowly, reading the instructions, making sure I understand the step and going piece by piece. My teenage Granddaughter has decided she wants to help so it may just turn into a joint project. Hopefully it will turn out well and if so I will buy two kits next time and we can compete.


well that’s enough for now, hello to all from Arkansas

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Welcome to MSW.  I'd like to suggest that you go ahead do a build log.  Start it from where you are now.  You'll get feedback and help as needed.  

"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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I'm retired too! My teenage granddaughter is training to be a combat medic at fort Sam Houston. But I do have a 'busy fingers' five year old grandson who watches what I do. I have learned over the years the best way to learn is to teach. Enjoy the best hobby on the planet.

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