I created this Blog primarily as a place for me to dialog and chronical my progress through building my Model Ships.
I built my first wooden ship model around 25 years ago when I built the Artesania Latina Pilot Boat model that my girlfriend gave to me one Christmas.
It’s been a learning experience ever since.
One thing that I’ve found out is that after I’ve read a lot of references and studied the techniques of many model builders, that there are as many ways of doing things as there are model builders.
This blog is simply the way the I do it. My methodology that I’ve found works for me. I’ve gone through a lot of mistakes and also many successes. In fact, one of the most rewarding aspects about this hobby is when you figure out a problem and it ends up turning out to be “perfect”.
I do realize that the way I go about doing things may or may not be the “easiest” way to do it… In fact, it may be time consuming, but that’s one of the most enjoyable aspects is the waiting and anticipation of how the project is turning out and sometimes it seems like it’s creating itself and that my craftsmanship is simply a means for this creative manifestation.
Everybody is welcome to follow along. I have listed every Post pertinent to the Ship project as a menu item.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to hit me up on comments.
This blog is not a commercial effort. It’s totally personal in nature and is specific to the hobby. It allows me to keep a diary of my progress and if other people get something out of it, that’s great. I hope it helps you out in your hobby as a model ship builder.
And… If you see me making a mistake or agonizing about something, I’m sure that you can also relate. I think that the most important thing is to not agonize for too long, and simply to learn from your mistakes and you consider each mistake a challenge to overcome. Lord knows… I’ve made plenty of them myself!
Really, when you consider what we do… It’s the end product that’s important, and in the meantime, to make it as enjoyable an experience as you can make it.
Personally, I look at it from a Zen-like perspective. Or perhaps the creation of a Mandara. It’s the act of doing that’s important, and while doing it, to do it as best that you can and to achieve it as close to being perfect as you can make it.
“Steady as she goes…” “Fair Winds and Following Seas…”