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I am a landlocked Canadian looking at dipping my toes into the Wooden Model shipbuilding world. I have always wanted to build model ships since I was a child. Now close to retirement, my wife and children gifted me with my 1st build... The HMAV Bounty by Billings boats. My experience is nil, but I have always been "handy" and never back down from a challenge. Plus being Obsessive Cumpulsive seems to be a perfect fit for this challenging hobby. Looking forward to starting my own build log and stealing tips and tricks from all of your members. Judging from my first peek at some of the Bounty build logs, I see that there are many amazing artists to draw experience from. Wish me luck, I'll need it.

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Good luck and welcome from another Canadian! I have an Artesania Latina Bounty as the next project in my build queue... but I don't think I'll be getting to that for quite a while yet.

Under Construction

HMAV  Bounty, Artesania Latina, 1/48 Scale


18th Century Long Boat, Model Shipways, 1/48 Scale

Drift boat, scratch build, c. 1/12 Scale

Bluenose, Model Shipways, 1/64 Scale

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Welcome aboard from a fellow Canadian now living in California. You have come to the right site to learn!



Current build: Maersk Detroit"
Future builds:  Mamoli HMS Victory 1:90
Completed builds: US Brig Niagara, Dirty Dozen, USS Constitution, 18th Century Armed Longboat


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"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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