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Capt. Mike

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Good morning all. On this snowy day in Massachusetts, I am tackling my first-ever ship model.


I am 55 now and built my last models in my early teens (Revel and Monogram models of WW2 tanks, battleships and planes). So it's been a while since I had to pick Testors model glue off the pads of my fingers. Fortunately in the 40 years since then I helped build and now operate a traditional gaff-rigged schooner. So at least I know how these things go together, and what they're supposed to look like, in the real world. If I lacked that knowledge, I think I might find even the very simple model I have chosen (novice kit of YANKEE HERO from Bluejacket) to be overwhelming.


That's not to say my first model won't be my last, as Chris Coyle warned in his excellent post, but I'm jumping in today! Wish me luck.


Capt. Mike


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Thanks for all the support and encouragement :)


I have in fact started a build log for YANKEE HERO, not that I expect anybody but utter novices to learn anything from it!


If I have learned anything in my first two days it was that reading the instructions all the way through BEFORE STARTING was a great idea, and reading them again and again is an even better one.

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Welcome to MSW, Capt. Mike

You're off to a great start, and you have arrived to the right place to get the pointers you'll need to make your return to the hobby a treasure rather than a disappointing frustration. Lots of great modelers here who are always helpful.

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