Lastcore Posted March 22 Share #1 Posted March 22 Hi Everyone. I am new to this site, and to ship modelling in general. I have never built any models or anything like this, so it is quite the learning experience. My first ship was the buccaneer by Occre, which was a great learning experience. I completed this in about 6 months while juggling a pregnant wife. I made many mistakes, but those instructions were amazing for a first time. Now I am more than 50% done a Billings Boat Wasa. That was way more than I was prepared for, but I was able to make it through everything soo far. I’ve read a lot here about newbies starting boats that are way beyond their skills and this leading them to give up before making much progress. I am planning on creating a build log here with my Wasa, the pictures throughout the builds, and all of the mistakes I made and how I overcame each one. I am hoping that this will help inspire people to continue with their projects as mine is by no means perfect. I have spent almost 0 time watching videos on how to make these models, and spent almost 0 time reading the best processes. Part of the fun for me is stumbling through the instructions and the build to learn first hand the things I am doing well, and the many reasons to not make the many mistakes I have made. One day I hope to be as talented as some of the people on this site, but I am still in the learning process and fairly proud of my work so far. I also suspect I am an outlier in this demographic. 😛 I am only 30 and have a newborn to juggle so I can’t guarantee I will post fast. Thanks. Charles druxey, ccoyle, Keith Black and 7 others 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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