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Hi everyone, thanks for letting me join. I'm not sure about posting, if this is where/how to do it. My name is Glenn, from Florida. I have not built any wooden model ships. Previously I built a 1/200th scale model of the the Japanese battleship Yamato. Looking forward to learning about wooden tall ship construction. 

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Welcome! Is there a particular ship or boat you want to build?

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is a habit, not an act.

~ Aristotle 


I could carry, paddle, walk and sing with any man I ever saw. I have been twenty-four years a canoe man, and forty-one years in service; no portage was ever too long for me, fifty songs could I sing. I have saved the lives of ten voyageurs, have had twelve wives and six running dogs. I spent all of my money in pleasure. Were I young again, I would spend my life the same way over. There is no life so happy as a voyageur's life!

~ The Voyageur, Grace Lee Nute

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Hi everyone, I am reading books on planking, rigging and some of the build logs of some very talented members. Becoming enlightened, inspired and trying to realize the time, patience and skill that goes into building a beautiful wooden tall ship, BEFORE I start on my model ship journey. Thanks again for your greetings, I really enjoy reading the logs, advice and comments of the MSW members.   

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Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)


On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury


Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia


Goal: Become better than I was yesterday


"The hardest part is deciding to try." - me

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