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Chesapeake Bay Flattie by cdogg - FINISHED - Midwest Kits


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#1
cdogg

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After a year away from my hobbies, I needed a simple kit to get my brain working again.  I pulled this off the shelf and dusted it off with excitement, I hope this goes well!!


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Here is the beginning, put down the foundation.  the wood was not very straight so I had to make some modifications.

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#3
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Next I decided to plank the cabin deck with some extra Tanganyka wood I had from another kit, this pic is just the beginning, I will post the finished one later, it's already installed in the boat

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

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Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
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I got the deck attached pretty easily.  Good old rubber bands and wood work their magic

 

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
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  • AL Swift
     

 


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Now that the deck is in place it was time for the keep strip and the chines.  Pretty straight forward, the basswood works great for this step, soaked them in water for an hour and they went in perfect.  Sanded each end to flush with the frame.

 

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Future Builds:        

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Got the sides on, now I need to straighten the edges some more, build going pretty smooth so far.  The bottom strip are next.  After that the agonizing step of choosing a paint scheme will follow.

 

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"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

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Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 


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You're fast :)! Welcome back, she's looking great!
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very nice job thus far.........I have this kit as well.   I have some very maniacal thoughts about it...trying to think of different configurations.   look forward in seeing more  ;)


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I yam wot I yam!


finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed / semi scratch dual build

 

on the table:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch


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I am going to build this one straight forward, probably make a scratch one in the future and get a little creative.  This is a fun one.


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Future Builds:        

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She's coming along nicely I build this same kit for my daughter It's easy and quick but turns out very nice Good job and welcome back to the tinkering workshop
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Almost to the paint

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Current Builds:  

                                  

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Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
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I'm not stressing the gaps right now because the rails go over the edges


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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 


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Coming along nicely Casey.


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Thank You all...

 

Mario

 

 

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"Each of us is a mixture of some good and some not so good qualities. In considering one's fellow man it's important to remember the good things ... We should refrain from making judgments just because a fella happens to be a dirty, rotten SOB(biscuit) ;) "

 

 

 

My Builds....

 

BETTEAU WAR OF 1812     BOUNTY LAUNCH(bashed)    CHESAPEAKE BAY FLATTIE

 

THE SEA of GALILEE BOAT   VICTORIAN STEAM LAUNCH(bashed)    HOWARD CHAPELLE's CRABBING SKIFF

 

LADY KATHRINE 1812 SCHOONER


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Thanks Cap'n!  I checked out your Flattie log before I started, very nice.  The rigging is awesome.  I hope don't mind if I borrow your scupper idea for the rails.


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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 


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You go right ahead Casey. All the power to ya. Just have fun.


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Thank You all...

 

Mario

 

 

:piratetongueor4:  :piratetongueor4:

"Each of us is a mixture of some good and some not so good qualities. In considering one's fellow man it's important to remember the good things ... We should refrain from making judgments just because a fella happens to be a dirty, rotten SOB(biscuit) ;) "

 

 

 

My Builds....

 

BETTEAU WAR OF 1812     BOUNTY LAUNCH(bashed)    CHESAPEAKE BAY FLATTIE

 

THE SEA of GALILEE BOAT   VICTORIAN STEAM LAUNCH(bashed)    HOWARD CHAPELLE's CRABBING SKIFF

 

LADY KATHRINE 1812 SCHOONER


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The hull looks very good so far. Nicely assembled and clean lines. Great work.

 

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Decided on a paint scheme, went with three types of gray.  Good old Folk Art acrylic from the craft store.

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Casey

 

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Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 


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As I did with my other boats, I throw in a thin dark plastic cover for the windows.

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 


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I use artist's acrylics on my models and they do a pretty good job. My painting skills are not the best, so that is generally where I run into trouble. :)

 

Russ


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I know, all the work put into the wood only aspects, the thought of ruining it with one brush of paint is truly agonizing.


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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 





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