Re: So, how did you do, buddy...?
Hi Matty. I did a build of a Hawaiian Pilot from Revell Germany who re-issued the kit a couple of years ago. I'm afraid I made a botch of it. My hands are stiff with arthritis (I'm 70) and I can't do any fine work any more. So the paint job was terrible. I did get one from ebay that was originally built by the Revell factory for dealer display. I also acquired a rather neat shipping lines model of a Seabulk anchor handling supply tug for offshore wells in 1/200 scale and a couple of metal models in 1/400 by a German firm, Classic Ship Models --- a short-sea trader (MS Bleichen) and a German coast guard oil spill recovery vessel
Wife got me a builders' model of a Peruvian shrimp boat in 1/48 in a case for my 70th.
My doc says the hands are not going to get any better so my model building days seem to be over.
I still tune in to this site every so often for interesting tidbits about the ship modeling world.