nightop Posted December 2, 2013 Share #1 Posted December 2, 2013 So, I will try this build log thing. By reading others I have already found out so much information that I know I will be referring back to as I progress through this build. My background: Lots of plastic as a kid growing up and always loved it. I did do one wood kit back then that was a solid hull Constitution, and what I remember most about that kit was all the trouble I had with the rigging. Now that I am much older I hope that I have the patience that I did not have a a teen. I continued building different models through my 20's and 30's, then sometime in my late 30's early 40's I took up racing RC trucks, buggies, and cars and worked in a hobby shop part time to support my habit. During this time I took up a new hobby that had first captured my attention as a pre-teen, astronomy. While my equipment needs some TLC in this area, I still get out and look at the stars but I am no longer taking pictures of them. I eventually moved away from that hobby shop but am still good friends with the owner, but he does not carry models such as this. I then started into rock tumbling and making jewelry, which my wife loved, and there are still tumblers going out in the garage. I got my wife started on quilting which I tired to help her with but it is her therapy, so I needed something to do. I started looking at models again, but wanted something more challenging than the plastic I was used to so.... I purchased the kit on Ebay on 11-28-2013 through model expo. Went and bought some tools that I know I will need at my local hobby shop, which I had only been in once before. Read and re-read many of the build logs here along with a lot of the hints and tips section of the forum. I started out wanting to build the Rattlesnake but after loosing out on a couple of auctions for it, it was time to either just buy it from the dealer or change the model. I knew what I was looking for visually, but also wanted a ship that I knew at least some of the back story on, hence the choice of the Bounty model. I was really hoping to stick with a Model Shipways model as from what I have read the instructions are fairly complete, whereas the model I ended up getting seems like it may be a little light on the instructions, so I am counting on members of the forum to walk me through some of the tough spots. Well that is all for now. I will post next when I receive the model. I just hope that I can be as helpful to others as other build logs have been to me, in making me feel comfortable in my ability to undertake this kind of a new adventure. Greg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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