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Hi everyone,

 

I thought I'd make an introduction since I finally decided to create an account. I've been looking through everyone's build logs and discussions with a lot of envy. I have been considering getting into builds myself but am still firmly in the research phase of my journey. As a kid I did a number of plastic car builds which were really poor in the end but I thoroughly enjoyed the meditative nature of them. Now many years later I'm looking for something to occupy me in the coming winter which we all know is going to quite solitary with covid and model ships seem like a great way to occupy my time. I'm a software developer by day so I thoroughly enjoy working out puzzles and I'd really like to find something to occupy myself at night and weekends for the coming season (and maybe beyond) that doesn't involve code.

 

Deciding on my first build has turned out to be a challenge though. I don't want it to be too easy but I also don't want it to completely turn me off either. I have my eyes on the Bluejacket Grand Banks Dory based on what a few other people have written here but I really enjoy reading all of the build logs across all experience levels so it's been tough to decide. You have all been quite an inspiration!

 

Thanks everyone for a great community and I look forward to contributing.

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ThirdCoast, a big :722972270:

The choice of yours are perfect to start with, this as the kit doesn't have any complex rigging which can be very intimidating for a beginner.
Hope you took a look at the video presented by Nick @ Bluenose.


I have included two videos of building the dory, this from Todd Wardwell.
I haven't watch the videos myself, but they may have some valuable information.
With this kit you will get all needed skills to move forward to your next ship.

That being said, a build log along with pictures will help you in the progress of the build but also use when getting stuck to ask questions.

 

If you like to provide a first name, please do but it's not needed.

 

Dory Part One

Dory Part Two

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7 hours ago, Nirvana said:

ThirdCoast, a big :722972270:

The choice of yours are perfect to start with, this as the kit doesn't have any complex rigging which can be very intimidating for a beginner.
Hope you took a look at the video presented by Nick @ Bluenose.


I have included two videos of building the dory, this from Todd Wardwell.
I haven't watch the videos myself, but they may have some valuable information.
With this kit you will get all needed skills to move forward to your next ship.

That being said, a build log along with pictures will help you in the progress of the build but also use when getting stuck to ask questions.

 

If you like to provide a first name, please do but it's not needed.

 

Dory Part One

Dory Part Two

Thank you, @Nirvana! That's very helpful of you. I'll be sure to look through those videos. And thank you everyone for the warm welcome!

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On 8/25/2020 at 8:58 PM, mtaylor said:

Welcome to MSW, ThirdCoast.  I"m not sure what the third coast is but not knowing your name that's what we'll use. ;)

America's Inland Fresh Water Sea aka Great Lakes = Northern Coast 😉😉😉😉😉 Oh yea! Canada's south coast

 

Welcome to MSW, ThirdCoast

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