I've been dreamin', floatin' down the stream and..
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- Jan 15, 2007
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Anything with detailed instructions is fine because they will walk you through the various steps of bending hull planks, and sanding the masts to a taper. That particular kit came with 1 1/2 pages of instructions but I'd built a smaller ship prior, so I actually followed those 48 pages of plans as I built the Enterprise.Really beautiful, terps.
I used to do military models as a kid (never was near as good as my brother and that irritated the **** out of me!!). Put it down for years and then started back just painting fantasy and wargaming figures with my son when he was young. Been quite a few years since he outgrew it but I'm retiring soon and want to pick things back up.
Anyway, I want to do the wooden ship models but figure I'll ease back in with some figurine dioramas before jumping into the deep end of the pool on the wooden ships -- hopefully, my eyes can still handle the detailed work. If/when I do, do you have any recommendations for a good wooden ship starter kit?
The Captain of the Enterprise, as was fairly standard 200 years ago, used to talk to her masts every day and ask how much sail they'd like to carry. Many captains and crew treated these ships as though they were living, breathing organisms. I tend to agree with that