My name is Charlie and I just started in the model ship hobby about a year ago. Last year a friend told me he had tried to put together the cross section of Constitution and gave up after a week. He gave it to me and I completed it and gave it back. I liked it so much I got one for myself and was hooked on model sailing ships. Since then I completed the Bluenose II, the Willie L. Bennett Skipjack (because I live on Chesapeake Bay), and now trying the very challenging Rattlesnake. Thanks to TKAM's build log, I'm making slow but steady progress. Your photos make all the difference in the world.