horschtl Posted April 5, 2019 Share #1 Posted April 5, 2019 Hi, I am the new to the forum (and the hobby) and wanted to introduce myself briefly. I came to ship modelling because I love the age of sail and large sailing vessels. I'm generally interested in the history as well as the working of large sailing vessels. It started with the novels of Patrick O'Brian, which led over to Forresters' and Popes' novel. In order to get a better understanding of the work on the ship I bought 'The young sea officers sheet ancho' and 'The Art of Rigging'. After that, I was still not able to completely understand how things worked. So I figured, when building it myself I'm probably foster my understanding. And here I am. I am Phd student at the Technical university of Munich working in the field of forestry. During day time I spend my time playing with statistics and try to make sense to figures and numbers others have measured. In my spare time I train my own dogs in FCI obedience on a competition level and dogs of others in general good behavior and obedience. I have a little hobby shop in my basement. Amongst hand tools I am a proud owner of a Bosch professional table saw as well as some other electrical tools like router, mill press and dremel miller. After reading in this very interesting forum, I ordered the Endeavour longboat from AL. I'll start the building log as soon as I have some pictures ready. I'm currently doing the first planking and we'll see how that goes. Anyway, thank you for this site and probably for future useful comments. Horst Dubz, Fernando E, mtaylor and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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