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New to model building any tips for me
Posted by Leonard57 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:56 AM

I just starting with plastic model building of a sailing boat. Anyone with some tips for me. 

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:41 PM

Go back !!! Get out before its too late !!!!

Seriously, I never did those, not my genre.

Anyone answering might need to know what kit you are building, do you have your basic tools, work area, what paints will you use acrylic or enamel, do you have an airbrush or hand painting everything.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:49 AM

My only suggestion is to start with something that doesn't have a ton of sails and more specifically rigging, so you actually finish the model with the details that represent it best.

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Posted by Leonard57 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:56 AM

Thanks for your reply. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:27 PM

The Revell Yacht America is a great kit and builds up into a good looking display model.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:36 PM

Leonard57

Thanks for your reply. 

 

Anytime !

I can tell you though that we have some real pro level ship/boat builders here who can really help you out as you move along. My reply was just in a general way but they could get right into the fine details for ya. Don't be afraid to ask away !

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:47 AM

Hi Leonard57!

      Listen, My 34 year old Son says anything with sails is on the " Darkside". That said I would start small with something with simplified rigging and what is called Fore and Aft rigging.--. The Yacht America for instance OR the Gertrude Theabaud( a Fishing Schooner!).

       I started with an OldLife Like( Pyro?) Oyster Boat. Fore and aft and No plastic sails to deal with.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:09 AM

I don't build sail boats either but hang around here long enough and you'll get plenty of help. 

Welcome aboard Leonard.

                   

 

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:11 PM

Figure out your motivation for doing this hobby. If it's simply for entertainment, there are no rules, do what you want to do. If it's historical, you are going to want to do some research on the subject. If you want real detail, double up on the research and talk to us who do this stuff. You would be amazed at the levels of knowledge and talent available to you on this forum. Don't ever be afraid to ask a question; we're here to help.

Enjoy!!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:50 PM

mustang1989
I don't build sail boats either but hang around here long enough and you'll get plenty of help. 

Welcome aboard Leonard.

I agree, just hang out here.

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On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

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