Hello all, if like to thank everyone who has welcomed me so far. I am a Computer Hardware Technician, volunteer firefighter/first responder, father of five, and avid historian from the Eau Claire, WI, USA area. I've wanted to build my own Brig or Ship, but until the lottery comes my way, I'm going to model them instead. I intend on starting simple with the USS Porpoise (1836) in 1:72, making it about 15" long, and moving up from there. But, my main goal is to do it all correctly as if I was building a full size ship. Big dreams to scale, lol.