andrew2 Posted August 20, 2019 Share #1 Posted August 20, 2019 Greetings to all! Decided it was time to move on up away from Trumpeter, Revel, Tamiya and the like. I built plastic ships for about 7 years. Mostly what I built was 1/350.....but there was also a 1/200 and a few 1/144 and 1/125's as well. After a divorce and a house fire that resulted in all my works being destroyed, I have decided to re-start my hobby. I am by no means a "great" modeler. But I can use and airbrush to good effect and am proficient with Photo Etch and some scratch building. Now the move into this form of building is a little intimidating, It would seem I am the proverbial "Babe in the Woods". So I have decided to start on what could be considered an entry level kit in this genre as my first build. I am sure I can complete it to good effect. What I have decided on is the Dumas USS Whitehall Kit in 1/96 scale. This has a Vacuum-formed 2 piece hull expanded pvc die cuts and laser cut balsa and birch plywood parts. I do not want to "go big or go home" So I am keeping this simple. Even so, I will be working with New to me materials and mediums that I have NO experience with. I do hope I can glean good wisdom, tips and general help here amongst you good Folk. About 4 years back I built the USS Hazard Admirable-Class Navy Mine Sweeper 1/125 Lindberg kit,...much modified! I had built that kit as a presentation to my wife's Grandfather that served aboard the Sister ship Am238 USS Garland , but the Gentleman passed away before I could complete the build. Here is that kit in plastic I would like to replicate... I am sure to have many questions as to "How To" And appreciate any assistants you gentlemen could provide. Would also like to say many Thanx for allowing a plastic guy to join up here! Mark mtaylor, EricWilliamMarshall, ERS Rich and 12 others 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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