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Greetings from the western shore of beautiful Lake Huron

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Obviously, I'm new here. 


I didn't really need another hobby but my sister-in-law gave me two boats to build a Artesania Latina Hellen and the tug boat Amsterdam. Since the Covid-10 thing I'm staying at home

I have a lot of time to build..


I have been working and am almost finished with the Hellen. I'm just waiting for some warmer weather here in Michigan so I can finish painting the hull.


So far all I have learned about building model boats is from Youtube but I expect to learn more here.


These are not my first boats, I have built a sailboat, a canoe and a rowboat but those were full sized 1:1 scale.


I'll be lurking around for a while.


I hope.



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