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Posted by - CCLesChats
Post date - 04-19-2009, 06:56 PM
I'm new to the Ship Modeling forum, but even newer to shipbuilding. I say this because here I am on the forum but I still haven't built a model ship. This all started when I uncovered a vintage wooden ship kit in our house. No one else seemed to be interested in it, so I thought I'd find out more, what it takes to build a wooden model, and then decide if that's for me.
Bucks County in PA, USA
Posted by - SawdustDave
Post date - 04-19-2009, 10:13 PM
I am sure you will find this forum to be a treasure of useful information as I do. The friendly and knowledgeable folks you will meet here are willing to offer assistance any time you ask.
Posted by - Supertec
Post date - 04-20-2009, 01:29 AM
I have just Joined to and found the people here really warm and open, What ship did you uncover? i would love to have found one hidden away, it would add to mystery and joyment of the build!
Good luck and welcome.
Posted by - Davit
Post date - 04-20-2009, 07:32 AM
Welcome aboard Nancy,
You may want to look these over:
1 - Planking_the_hull, running the_planks (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/articles34.html)
2 - A Novice's_Planking Rules (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/articles45.html)
3 - 12 Spiling Steps (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/articles19.html)
4 - GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER WOOD MODEL SHIPWRIGHT (Part One) (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/articles47.html)
5 - Forums' FAQ (Still under construction) (http://shipmodeling.net/faq/)
6 - List of recommended modeling_books (http://shipmodeling.net/faq/faq.php?&cat_name=A---Preparation&answer=20&question=What-ship-modeling-books-do-you-recommend?&category_id=9#20)
If you have any questions or need any help, just post it here in the Scuttlebutt (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/forum5.html)
Posted by - ToddM
Post date - 04-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Hi Nancy, Welcome Aboard!
You may want to check these out :
1 - Questions for newbies that may be undecided as to where to start in the hobby (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/home.htm)
2 - GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER WOOD MODEL SHIPWRIGHT (Part One) (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/articles47.html)
3 - Forums' FAQ (Still under construction) (http://shipmodeling.net/faq/)
4 - List of recommended modeling_books (http://shipmodeling.net/faq/faq.php?&cat_name=A---Preparation&answer=20&question=What-ship-modeling-books-do-you-recommend?&category_id=9#20)
If you have any specific questions, or need any help, just post it here in the Scuttlebutt (http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/forum5.html)
Posted by - CCLesChats
Post date - 04-23-2009, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome SawdustDave. I appreciate it.
It's a Leclerc "Bluenose Schooner 1921" B-16. I think it was my husband's and he never constructed it. I just found the date on the plans: Oct 71. Now I know he purchased it before we had kids. He was very into sailing and woodworking at the time.
btw, my avatar is scanned from the model plans.
Thanks for the welcome, Supertec! Same back at you.
Thanks Gary for the links and the welcome. Appreciate it.
Thanks Todd for the warm welcome and links. Looks like you've been doing some serious shipwrighting there.
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