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USS Constitution 1/196 Model H-391 "Old Ironsides" 1978 Plastic model

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USS Constitution 1/196 Model H-391 "Old Ironsides" 1978 Plastic model
Posted by NewMod on Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:50 PM

Hello,  I am new to modelling so I decided to dig up a kit I inherrited years ago and decided to try it out.  It was used and partially assembled ( Hull only) but the kit has no instructions.  The number of parts is quite overwhelming. So I decided to ask for help.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:06 AM

Hi NewMod,

Glad to have you here! Plenty of experiended folks here to help you out. Take a look around, read the posts, don't for get to visit finescale.com (plenty there you don't need to be a subscriber to read and watch), and don't hesitate to ask questions. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:57 AM

Welcome aboard,the Ships forum is your spot,plenty willing to help.

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Posted by fox on Monday, February 14, 2022 9:13 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

Ditto on checking out the Ships section of the forums.

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Posted by Surface_Line on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:06 AM

There's a website someplace where somebody has saved instruction sheets from many, many, many kits.  Ask on the ships forum and one of the members probably has a bookmark to it.

Rick

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Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:33 AM

Scalmates.com probably has the instructions 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 7:52 AM

I believe that I may have that kit in my stash.  If I do, I'd be happy to copy the directions and send them to you.

TJS

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Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 8:43 AM

I do have all the different releases of that kit and can send instructions for any version.  Which version of  the kit do you have?

Bill

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Posted by NewMod on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 11:47 AM

Thanks for your help and encouragement. I did find some plans in the archive section.  One was from a 1974 kit and the other from the 2014 kit.  They are similar and with the combo I think I will be ok.  I am aquiring more appreciation for modellers at the attention to detail and working with very tiny parts is required.  I am a calm person which helps.

 

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