Muzzlehead Posted February 4, 2014 Share #1 Posted February 4, 2014 Hi All,This is my first build log on Model Ship World though I have been a lurker here long before the 'Great Crash'. There are several excellent build logs on the Enterprise by Constructo already in the forum: JLuebbert, Archicar, SRC, Probablynot, I view mine as an additional compliment to these builds.I am working with the 'Old' version of the Enterprise kit with the 'limited' instructions, and the links above have informed my approach to this kit. Frankly without those above build logs and others scatter around the internet this kit would probably still be in the box.I have been building models, both kit and scratch, for well over 30 years but this is my first 'Wooden Ship Model'. I also mold/cast resin pieces for wargames and some of that work is found on my blog. I consider miniature and plastic kit modeling as my foundation skills which I plan to draw together as I learn new ones, ultimately bringing everything to the next level with this project.My father-n-law, who has been an avid recreational sailor all his life, turns 70 in September 2014. The Enterprise will be a gift for his birthday, and as recognition of all the help and support he has provided my wife, children and I over the last two decades. He is my build 'motivation' for this project.The choice of this particular kit came by way of a barter as partial payment for another project (one thing leads to another). At the time, around 2009, I did not know the relative complexity and lack of instruction of this particular kit. I read a very nice review about the Enterprise kit, unfortunately I did not know that there were two versions of this kit and the review covered the 'newer' one which has photo instruction.I felt the kit would push my skill set but the photo instructions would provide the crutch to get me through any tight spots. What a surprise when I opened it and discovered that I had an older version with no real instruction. I dug through the kit and then shelved it (until last week) feeling it was above my skills in 2009. If the kit had been opened I would have felt scammed but I do not think the client had any more idea of the limited instruction than I. The client had aquired the model as part of an inheritance after a relative passed. Since I acquired the kit I have read several books on Wooden Ship Modeling and many more build logs. This kit has lingered in the back of my mind over the years and my father-n-law's coming birthday pushed me to finally get going on it. I am no expert in building Wooden Ships but I feel I am ready for the challenge; and so that is how this kit ended up on my bench, as my inauguration into Wooden Ship Modeling.I look forward to this project and hope you too will enjoy this build. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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