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Hello! First time poster, and relatively new to modeling. 

 

I've tried my hand at a few kits before. Mamoli's HMS Bounty was my first attempt, but that got lost when I moved, and I found myself a fair bit over my head in any event. So, I'm scaling back and trying something a bit simpler. In the next week or so, I hope to start a build log for the Model Shipways 18th Century Longboat. I'm hoping I can develop skills there for use on larger models. Wish me luck, and glad to be here!

 

~CE

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Gidday CommodoreErie and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

The wealth of knowledge and practical expertise on this site is amazing and most members freely share both.

Good to read that you are starting or should that be re-starting.

I speak from experience regarding biting off too much in my first attempt.
If I may offer some advice,

Search the Build Logs for the Longboat. If not your kit you may find something similar.

Dry fit as much as possible to gain some understanding of the build process. Also it is far easier to rectify any problems when components are not bound together.

Read and re-read the plans, this assists me in my build process.

Ask questions when and if you become stuck.

Above all - Enjoy yourself.

I am looking forward to your build log.

I wish you al the best in your endeavours.

Mark.

 

 

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Hello and welcome from the UK. See post #5 above, Mark has pointed you to Rule Number 1:

3 hours ago, pontiachedmark said:

Above all - Enjoy yourself.

Glad to have you aboard.

 

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14 hours ago, pontiachedmark said:

Gidday CommodoreErie and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

The wealth of knowledge and practical expertise on this site is amazing and most members freely share both.

Good to read that you are starting or should that be re-starting.

I speak from experience regarding biting off too much in my first attempt.
If I may offer some advice,

Search the Build Logs for the Longboat. If not your kit you may find something similar.

Dry fit as much as possible to gain some understanding of the build process. Also it is far easier to rectify any problems when components are not bound together.

Read and re-read the plans, this assists me in my build process.

Ask questions when and if you become stuck.

Above all - Enjoy yourself.

I am looking forward to your build log.

I wish you al the best in your endeavours.

Mark.

 

 

Thanks for the welcome and the advice! I actually did find a build log of the exact kit I'm going to be working on, so I'll be referencing that as I go along. 

 

~CE

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