(San Jose, CA)
I am a beginner ship builder. I use odds and ends from around the house and some balsa wood. This is a small viking vessel, much like the ones that were used for a small force to easily navigate up and down the Irish coast and sack villages. I'll get better at this I used thumb tack for shields, Shish Kebab sticks as oars, a kitting needle for the mast, I use gorilla glue for everything. I don't use any template or plan or kit i just start building and improvise.