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Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF


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DocBlake

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This will be the build log for my second Lauck Street Shipyard kit, "Fair American".  As with my AVS "Patrick Henry" I plan to substitute some of the kit's wood.  My kit is #116 and I purchased it about 2 years ago.  It does contain a wood package from Hobby mill with an ebony wales kit as well as Swiss pear and holly planking stock.  I'll also find a way to use boxwood.  This kit will be more practice before I go on two my two big goals:  The Lauck Street Shipyards "Kingfisher" and a scratch-built "Hannah" in 1/24 scale.

 

The first step is to unpack, and then start work on the keel.

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Edited by DocBlake, 28 September 2016 - 07:12 PM.

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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gjdale

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Think I'll pull up a chair and follow your progress here Dave.
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1949 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout - Dumas - Radio

 

Previous builds: Bomb Vessel Granado, 1742 - Cross Section - ScratchbuildHMS Victory (Mamoli 1:90), Cutty Sark, Armed Pinnace, Bounty, Santa Maria

At another place: Stephenson's Rocket (OcCre 1:24) (click the title to follow the link)

 

 

In the Gallery: Lancia Armata 1803, Bomb Vessel Granada, 1742 Cross Section


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mrshanks

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I'm here too!!!  :piratebo5:


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DocBlake

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Welcome aboard, Grant!

 

Mike:  How's your new workshop coming along?  Any chance we'll see a build log from you any time soon?   ;) Thanks for stopping by!


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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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donrobinson

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This will be a good one to watch


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Thanks, Don.

 

In addition to the excellent practicum that comes with the kit, I'll be using Dr. Clayton Feldman's book and Mike Lonnecker's article in the NRJ as resources.  I'm planning on fitting out the interior of the ship as Mike did.  Here's a link to his article:  http://www.thenrg.or...erican 1789.pdf

 

I started work on the keel.  The keel, stem, deadwood and framing are all in cherry.

 

In order to create a consistent rabbet in the keel, it is built up of 6 separate parts.  After gluing them all up I cleaned up the notches where the frames will sit with a #11 X-Acto blade and sanded the part.  There was some distortion of the parts as I added each seperate piece.  They are quite thin.  This led to the keel curving a bit and causing heartburn!  By the time all 6 pieces were added, though, and the keel dried overnight it was straight as an arrow when I took the clamps off.  Next I'll add the stem and the beakhead

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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DocBlake

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I finished the stem and beakhead;  working on the stern deadwood.  When that's done I'll glue the keel together and start work on the frames.

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Looking great as usual Dave.  We are moved into our new house on the farm.  Construction of the detached shop starts in a couple weeks.  It will probably be January before I am back to full production.  For the moment, I am satisfying my craving for modeling by building some Lego Technics kits (no glue, no paint, no tools)... 


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DocBlake

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I completed the keel and deadwood assembly.  All the parts are cherry, except the false keel which is rosewood.  There are 27 individual parts making up this assembly.  Next is gluing up the frames.  The hull will be framed Hahn style, and the frames themselves are sistered - just as they were in the "Patrick Henry".  There are 37 frames in all:  19 full frames, 9 pairs of half frames and 9 pairs of cant frames.

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Bill Hime

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Good Morning Dave!

Love the materials list. Cherry is one of my favorites, it holds a nice edge/details. At 1:48 scale, what are the dimensions of this build? 

 

Looks like a great start! I'll be watching with interest :)

 

Perhaps a visit to see you soon since our harbors are so close ;)!

 

 

Bill


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Passion is Patience...and I am a carpenter in any scale.

 

 

current build;    Pride of Baltimore II, 1:48 scratch- embellished version 

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AndrewNaylor

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Enjoy building, I had great fun and love the result. A good kit with a great build log. A real pity the kits are no longer available

Andy 


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DocBlake

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Thanks, guys!  I have Halifax and Kingfisher also.  The only LSS kit I'm missing is Fubbs!

 

Bill:  She is 19" from the beakhead to the taffrail, with a 5-1/2" beam amidships.


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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Think I'll follow along, too, Dave. I have an MS version in the stash, so hope to pick up some tips along the way.


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Started: MS Bounty Longboat,

On Hold:  Heinkel USS Choctaw paper

Down the road: Shipyard HMC Alert 1/96 paper, Mamoli Constitution Cross, MS USN Picket Boat #1

Scratchbuild: Echo Cross Section

 

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Hi Dave, I have one of these about 75% complete, but now seeing Mike Lonnecker's full rig build I think I may have to add rigging as well... I am sure you are going to do an outstanding build here, I think I will tag along and maybe even start a log on my own completion..... This really is a nice kit, I really enjoyed building this one, really nice materials and Bob did a great job on the practicum as well. I almost feel like I could do a POF scratch build using these techniques. Great start!!

Lou

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DocBlake

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Thanks for looking in, Lou.  I'd love to see you do a build log!  Post here when you begin so I don't miss it.  Thanks!


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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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I finished seven of the full frames, including 2 pairs of gunport frames.  They have a recess for framing the ports in.  The frames on the Lauck Street AVS :Patrick Henry", which I just finished, had bevel lines on the frame drawing that you rubber cemented to the glued up frame.  A Dremel tool made quick work of beveling the frames off the model.  The final fairing of the hull was pretty easy, both inside and out.  The Fair American has no bevel lines.  My plan is to smooth the inner surface of the frames pretty well before installing them, while leaving the smoothing of the outside surface to happen as the outer hull is faired.

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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zoly99sask

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Seems like a fun build,I purchased 2 more chairs ,just following a lot of build logs. :dancetl6:


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

 

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ASAT

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Dave, I started my build log, it's here: topic/14394-fair-american-by-asat-lauck-street-shipyard-148-scale-craftseman-kit-with-full-rigging/ Thanks again for the motivational spark that got me going again, I'm excited to do another log on MSW....

Lou
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Looks like familiar territory Dave, albeit without bevel lines.  A lot of sanding to fair inside and out but I know you will do a stellar job.  

 

Lou:  thanks for starting a full-rig build log, I will look in.


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I've completed the first 25 frames.  This is by far my least favorite part of the build.  The frames are made up of as many as 14 parts per frame.  each one has to be cut from the billet, have the tabs that held it in place trimmed off with a #11 blade and have the edges sanded smooth.  The parts are then glued together on a template drawing.  Very time-consuming and tedious work - but necessary!  Only 12 more frames to go!

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Dave
 

Click on images in posts to view them in full resolution!

 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 





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