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Paul O

Howdy, Paul O from Texas

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Hi All.  I am joining this forum to help with my ship model building. I won't say that I'm a novice builder, I've been building models for most of my life time. The first ship I built was the Revell USS Constitution 1:96. My parents had given it to me for Christmas on year back in the 60's. I was pretty far in to it was working on the rigging, then I went into the Army. My younger bother told me a cat had walked the the rigging and destroyed most of that, so he decided to blow it up. Siblings what can I say. I didn't get back into building models much until the 90's, a few plastic plane kits and later a few Guillow's airplane kits, I still have some of the larger Guillow's kits in inventory. The biggest problem I have with those right now is, after you build them where are you going to put them (Planes with 48" wing spans take a lot of room). 


I have been building for the last several years, planes, cars, tanks, and some Star Wars & Star Trec models. I currently have about 100 models on display here in my office/workshop.


I had started an Artesana Latina kit the "San Francisco" in the 90's but never finished planking it. My son gave me an Occre Terror kit for my birthday, so I am now working on it.

After what I've learned here on the Terror, I am planning to drag out the San Francisco kit (Yes, I still have it even after 20 years) and correct the mistakes and finish it.


I have been looking at the build logs of the several people who are also working on the Terror and I have found the information useful.


Thanks everyone,


Paul Oakley

Spring, TX

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Welcome Aboard and you have landed among some of the best. I am not one of them but they are all around this place. Very helpful very skilled bunch of guys.

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Welcome to MSW, Paul.  Join in and open a build log.

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