HMS Mercury 1/72, Shipyard models

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This is a fascinating log. I built lots of (fairly small) plastic kits as a cabin boy and as a delayer of wedding guests
I am now building from wooden kits.
I did not realise that building from card produced such realistic and detailed models.
(The ones on the back of 1950s cereal packets certainly did not)
I have just browsed my favourite kit supplier and I see that there are plenty of models to go at. Perhaps my next build?
There seems to be no getting away from knotting ratlines though.
 

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Hi all, this is my first post in this forum although not my first model. I’ve built a number of ship models in numerous mediums from plastic kits, resin kits, to wooden kits and some scratchbuilt models. The Mercury however is my first card/paper model. After seeing images and some builds of these kits I was blown away with the detail and more importantly the actual subject itself. After a long think on it and after a number of years dry spell from the hobby, I jumped in and bought the Mercury kit from my local hobby store as it was ok special. Still very pricey though rather comparative to higher quality wood kits.

I’m actually a few weeks into the build now, though I’ll post some of the few images I took of the progress until now.
Hallo @Atamini
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