Airfix HMS Prince
This was my wife, Carol’s, first model. I asked if she’d be interested in building anything, and she asked if they made sailing ships. She thought they looked neat. I was at a contest with my buddies, when I came across this model of the HMS Prince. I waited until just before I left and offered the vendor $10 for it. A big box he didn’t have to tote around anymore, so home it went with me. To my surprise, she started building it immediately. At first she used kitchen knives, etc., then, a few of my tools, but quickly got her own, as well as paint and supplies. She asked for very little help and virtually built the whole thing on her own. She won several awards with it, at local IPMS shows. She now has built dozens of models, is a regular member of our local IPMS chapter, and has her own version of a “man cave”. Really exceptional !
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