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Hi Everyone,


I've been an on and off modeler since the late 90s... fairly recently just got switched back on.  :)  I was a member of drydockmodels but I see that it's no longer around. 


In this iteration of my foray into modeling:

Current build is a Midwest Sakonnet day sailer to remember what it was like to glue my fingers together again.  I'll post a build log in the near future.


Long term ambitions:

  -- An accurate rendition of the HMS Beagle (just purchased a used copy of the Anatomy of the Ship book for this.. the price has risen to over $100 since it's been out of print but my wife has convinced me that I should either cough up the cash now or regret it later when it gets even more expensive).

  -- The Model Shipways USS Constitution, which is both a tribute/homage and an adult do-over for my first ship kit that got me into this hobby in the first place: the Revell 1:196 resin hull kit that I built when I was a child.


Other kits that I've picked up recently to hone my skills for these two ambitions:

  -- Model Shipways Glad Tidings / Pinky

  -- Model Shipways Armed Longboat 1:24

  -- Model Shipways Syren

Also picked up some Byrnes tools that i ogled years ago: the table saw, thickness sander, and disc sander.  To me, this means that I'm putting a ring on it, and declaring my commitment to ship modeling. So, as you can see, regardless of how my involvement may rise and fall in the upcoming years, you guys are probably stuck with me for life.  :)


I've also concurrently taken up woodworking, as I'm thinking that working at a miniature and real life furniture scale would do well to build complementary skills.  Other hobbies: Martial arts (i've been in the off phase for the past few years, but have ~15 years of practice minus the sabbaticals), amateur motorcycle road racing (600cc production and supersport, and 450cc production and supersport; still active in this), and freshwater planted aquariums (this one is in its off phase).


I've actively been lurking on this site for the last several months.  Although I'm much more of a reader than a poster , I hope to get [re]acquainted with you all.   It'll be a fun ride.  :)





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Gidday Raymond and another warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

As you are no doubt aware this sites members possess huge amounts of knowledge and expertise.

Most members will freely share both.

If you become stuck or unsure on anything feel free to ask questions.

I wish you all the best in your endeavours.


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Welcome Raymond,

join the crew, free the sails

and parts ,,,  :cheers:

ship models are waiting for you

it will be nice to see your accomplishments and comment on them together

black Wolf

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