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Barque Stefano by donrobinson - MarisStella - 1:63


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donrobinson

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 As if two builds are not enough here is my third. 

 I just received this last week, it is MarisStella's latest kit, and was going to wait for awhile but could not resist the temptation to start her. I wonder with the name Stefano is it a him? I won't go into the history but it is quite interesting and there is a book written about it.

 At 1121 mm long it is going to be a big build, it has copper plates and photo etched brass fittings which I believe is a first for MarisStella. As always with MarisStella IMG_1200.jpg the kit looks incredible, wood seems excellent and all laser cut pieces are on quality plywood (some of it being Finnish Birch) or  solid walnut.

 

Some features are:

 

double planked hull walnut/lime

double planked deck walnut/lime

over 260 m. of rope in five sizes

over 800 wooden fittings(blocks, deadeyes etc.)

38 brass sheaves ( 2 & 4 mm)

four different sizes of chain

34 sails

14 sheets of plans

 

 Clearly it is going to be a great build and I am pumped up to get started. I got a leg of pork in the smoker and all fridges are full of refreshments so come on over, it's going to be a long ride but a goodie!

 

Here is the contents:

 

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Landlubber Mike

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Hey Don, that looks like an amazing kit!  The plans, wood and fittings looks really top notch.  I'd have a hard time not starting it either if it was on my shelf :rolleyes:   I hope you don't mind me being your first subscriber.  


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Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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Just moving over my sofa Don,popcorn???...

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          Current build:     America's Cup 1930 J Class Enterprise - Amati

 

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Count me in also. I love food LOL.


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Joe :D

Go MSW :) :)

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Looks like it will be a nice build :)


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Looks like quite a nice kit Don!  I keep spotting lots of awesome kits that I want to do, but need to resist spending money on more when I've got 10 years worth on the shelf now.  :)


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Looks like quite a nice kit Don! I keep spotting lots of awesome kits that I want to do, but need to resist spending money on more when I've got 10 years worth on the shelf now. :)


Brian,you have no scratch building in your mind?
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     Zoltan

 

       Completed :        Armed Virginia Sloop

       Completed:         Flyer

       Current Build:     Santa Maria - Mantua

          Current build:     America's Cup 1930 J Class Enterprise - Amati

 

        My blog: Historic ship models (not completely updated, yet)


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Brian,you have no scratch building in your mind?

 

That too!


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Where's the pork? How bout a pic of your smoker setup?  :)


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donrobinson

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Thanks everyone for stopping in. ASAT the smoker is nothing fancy it is just one the propane ones from Cabelas. I can put a pic in if you want, no problem :) .

 I know how you feel Brian, I have too many kits also, I told myself this is the last big kit I'll buy.........now I just have to define big kit :P  :P


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Landlubber Mike

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I'm going to smoke some ribs tomorrow Don - I'll bring some over with some good beer. ;)


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Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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Who's big toe is that in the one picture? :huh:  Hah hah..

 

That model works out to about 44 inches, I hope you have a place in mind to display it. :)   Is it single planked also? I will have to visit their site and check it out.

 

Good luck with it Don, it looks wonderful.


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donrobinson

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ohhhh Mike that sounds good, you just earned yourself front row with recliner


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Don, you pay high praise indeed by going back to MarisStella. I am therefore drawn to look pretty seriously at their kits myself. I may PM you about some details. But first I have an order from one of my daughters for a Viking ship. Unless you or others have a recommendation I am looking at Dusek...

 

I will follow this one with interest!

 

Ian


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Good Afternoon Don

Still having a good time, starting another awesome looking kit.

I am going to have to do one of these kits soon, they

look so complete and well done.

 

One of us is going to have to go and see the Doc,

you seem to have this "Modelos Diseaseo's" affliction

and just have to start new kits and logs.

 

But I think it is me that will have to go to the Doctor,

to help me cure my jealousy.

 

If the rest of the audience can pass the hat around, and buy me a plane ticket

I will gladly join you all. But it might be a bit hard to bring the BBQ along,
otherwise I will stay down under here, around the corner and view from a distance.

 Cheers Chris


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Hi Ian, I love these MarisStella kits they are always such good quality. Dusek has some nice kits I believe there is a viking one being built by Jack Aubry( I think this is his name) it looks very good. I don't think you would go wrong with one of his kits.

MarisStella has no viking ship but they do have one called Saint Jerome which looks real cool also there is another called the Liburnian Monoreme both of these have oars and of course both are on my list ;)  :P . The Saint Jerome has guns and is real colourful, I think it would be a great kit to use some different woods with. The Libunian Monoreme is a lot older and has no guns but has a real different shape to it. Give me a pm if you want more info., always happy to help out.


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Hey Chris, well it's almost bedtime here but you got me laughing so much not so sure I can sleep.

 I agree about the disease, I really do have to quit someday.............maybe......nah. Not to worry about bringing a bbq I have one and if the hat comes my way I'll be sure to donate to the cause. If you wouldn't mind bringing an Aussie beer though, I've never tasted one, steaks will be on me :) .


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Don,I'll be there in one hour.

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     Zoltan

 

       Completed :        Armed Virginia Sloop

       Completed:         Flyer

       Current Build:     Santa Maria - Mantua

          Current build:     America's Cup 1930 J Class Enterprise - Amati

 

        My blog: Historic ship models (not completely updated, yet)


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Hi Don

NOOOO, no quitting, keep going full speed,

enjoy your disease. It looks like lots of fun to me.

 

Hooroo Chris


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Hi don,

This ship is definitely on my list.

I am pulling up a chair.

Is tahta an Austro-Hungarian flag?

Greetings, Rudolf


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