Beginner Can any one tell me where to find a wooden model that would be a
good one to start modeling with? I have done finish work all my life but
due to a recent accident I am now confined to a chair. I have always wanted
to build wooden ships and now I am going crazy sitting in this dam
chair.Thanks for any help you can give me.
I strongly suggest the MIdwest brand kits. They are super
introductions to wooden ship modeling. They range from rowboats to two
masted fishing or cruising boats. Many hobby shops carry them, as to
many of the mail order/internet firms that deal in wooden model ships.
They do not have things like HMS Victory or clipper ships in the line,
but you should not be starting with something like that anyway.
Midwest picks subjects that a novice can complete, and learn a lot
doing it. Their instruction manuals are multiple pages and very
John Kopf posts this item regularly: should be all the leads you need!
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The following three sites are especially useful to ship modelers!
"The Maritime History Virtual Archives": a GREAT!!! (and one of the
first!) WWW location, maintained by Lars Bruzelius (in Upsala,
"The Information Seaway" (Clay Feldman's Seaways' Ships in Scale
page) is at: