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Hello everyone, since I've finally started posting vs. browsing I thought I'd introduce myself.  I've been a scale aircraft modeler for over 20 years and have found that the research and learning journey is almost as rewarding as the build itself.  My interest in aircraft stems from a fascination with flight coupled with 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard.  However, a fascination with ships is close behind.  It's the history, people involved at the time, and how the machines I model helped change the world for good or bad that really drives my interest.  I guess my biggest flaw when it comes to modeling is a quest for accuracy and perfection in the build.  I'll never achieve perfection and only be as accurate as the research material available but I will sure keep trying.  For instance, the MS Niagara was my first attempt at a ship.  It would be a beautiful model to display, but after finding out it doesn't really represent the real ship, I have absolutely no interest in completing it.  The beautiful work that I see on this site is inspirational and I'm learning a lot.  Please be prepared for lots of stupid questions.

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The only stupid question is a question unasked.   Feel free to fire away with them.

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Welcome aboard!

 

8 hours ago, Minnang said:

it doesn't really represent the real ship

Ah, but it does! It represents the reproduction, the ship that currently exists. It's a real ship, just not the original Niagara😉

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Thank you all for the welcome and thank you Mr. Coyle for pointing out the current day Niagara.  That gets me over the historical accuracy hump and I will definitely revisit this model with that in mind after Jalouse is completed.   See you in the forums.

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Welcome, Minnang! There are no stupid questions, as others have already remarked. Nice workmanship on your now-abandoned model. I applaud your quest for authentic subjects to model. You'll find plenty of advice and help here when you need it.

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