p_balag Posted February 10, 2014 Share #1 Posted February 10, 2014 Hi Everybody I am new to MSW and ship modelling altogether. During my younger days I have built a few Aircraft and Ship models in plastic... but nothing in this scale. In recent times, I have had some health issues and found myself having a lot of time in my hand but at the same time cannot do anything to exert myself too much. Hence I was looking at some model building again and came across this kit for a song! The original owner had purchased San Marcos 1-2 years ago but didn't get on to starting the build. He ended up selling it and I picked it up for around 70% discount.... I then started trolling the interweb and found this amazing website and forum... man!!! I was totally thrown by the level of skill and knowledge in this forum. After all the initial shock (of what I have got myself into!!) wore off, I started reading as much as I could on wooden model ship building. I bought Ship modelling simplified by Frank Mastini. I also came across mathew building the same kit inn this link! http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/3990-san-marcos-by-mathewp-occre-scale-150/ Well, I have to be frank with you, he made it look like a walk in the park!!! Gave me all the encouragement I needed and hence I started the build in all honesty during the Christmas Break!! Here are some of the photos of the kit: As you can see, I live in a small unit in Sydney and hence my dining Table is my shipyard I also started slowly collecting tools for this hobby as I went... I will also show you some of the regrets of not having some tools in the early part of the build.. My build and Mathews could probably be seen in parallel... one to learn how to do it and the other to learn how NOT to!!! Hehe.. You be the Judge... But the bottom line is, so far, I have learned a lot, I love the feel of wood and working with wood... I believe it is the perfect hobby for me given my current situation, I believe I don't have the right tools... and I will go on collecting them as I learn... and go... So, please join me in my first wooden model build and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do as I go ahead... Cheers Bala Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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