Hi, I'm completely new to this. I'm very interested in this hobby for a few reasons. I come from a Navy family, I'm fascinated by everything nautical and historical, and I'm looking for the kind of hobby that takes time, attention to detail, and produces a final product I can be proud of. I decided to first do research on the subject before I dive into the work. I ordered a book which describes the history of the hobby, the technique, and a few example designs. I also was looking for a site just like this one! I hope I can find some help and maybe a few friends through this.