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Mamoli's Blue Shadow


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#1
thorny196

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Has ayone built this kit, the price seems right but I have never built a Kit from MAMOLI. How are the instructions ? How are the parts inside the kit? Their web site has very little information. I know I wouldnt even have to ask this question on the old site (what a horible loss of information) . Anyway thanks for any info you have R/Mike



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Hello Mike,

I don't suggest to purchase the Blue Shadow, unless it is a real real bargain.

 

I am currently making the Mamoli Halifax, which is a rather good kit, but it belong to the family of their old kit projects.

The Blue Shadow is a rather new project and I think it is a kit developed just to put on the market something new.

I didn't find any evidence that it existed and I am not convinced of the accessories provided, too.

Generally the Mamoli kits seems (seems to me, of course) of average good overall quality only if they are old projects.

The new projects seems not so good.

Regarding the drawings and instructions, are not for a novice.

The drawings are complete, but the instructions are few, so you must be defintely not a novice.

If you are at your first experience with the wood models, try something more easy.

I cannot make any suggestions, since in Italy the market is "crowded" by five kit Italians manufacturers, but I don't know which are the manufacturers currently available in your country.


In progress:                 Venetian Polacre http://modelshipworl...ginal-drawings/

 

Just done:                     Halifax  http://modelshipworl...um/844-halifax/

 

Done:                             HM Bark Endeavour (Corel kit heavily kitbashed) : http://modelshipworl...rel-kit-bashed/

                                              

                                               Venetian Xebec (from scratch) - Venetian Galleon (from scratch) - Pirate Junk - Corel Ranger -

                                               Sicilian Speronara (from scratch)

On the shelf (still packed):     Corel Resolution, Corel Unicorn (sure kit bash), Artesania Le Hussard, Mamoli C.S.S. Alabama

 

 


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The blue shadow is on Model expo and it is $130 with this months discount code....I certainly hope it is good...


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I bought this for $109.00 from model expo. The instructions are not for beginners and its a fictitious vessel. I got it to bash into another brig of that time period ( haven't figured out which is close in build and length to bash to) the wood supplied is good quality but I question the quantity. I read somewhere that the wood had to be used with great care or you would run out. The castings are ok at best. My biggest gripe is that the plans are very vague and like you I am a beginner. So I stashed this kit until my rattlesnake is done and hopefully the experience I gain from it will help me make the "blue shadow" into a real ship. By the way not to hijack your post but if anyone has any ideas for a good ship (american ship) to bash this into I would be great full
Current build(s) ;
AL San Francisco II
http://modelshipworl...190-sport29652/

MS Rattlesnake
http://modelshipworl...ort29652/page-2

Sitting on the shelf : MS Constitution, MS Sultana, Mamoli Blue Shadow (will be bashed into Wasp or some other brig), .

Wish List : MS Essex, Confederacy, and Syren, and a Victory kit by someone ?

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thorny196

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I guess I'll pass model expo has a great deal on their long boat it least its a known quality !

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Since I had posted a relatively negative review of this kit I thought maybe some pictures would help prospective buyers make up their own mind. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
Seems like decent synthetic thread .image.jpg
Flag and castings seem pretty low quality . image.jpg
Ships guns and carriages .image.jpg
Instructions.......uh very detailed ha ha image.jpg
Well read for yourself, at least the rigging is relatively detailed with three double sided plans.
Current build(s) ;
AL San Francisco II
http://modelshipworl...190-sport29652/

MS Rattlesnake
http://modelshipworl...ort29652/page-2

Sitting on the shelf : MS Constitution, MS Sultana, Mamoli Blue Shadow (will be bashed into Wasp or some other brig), .

Wish List : MS Essex, Confederacy, and Syren, and a Victory kit by someone ?

"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat."
Albert Einstein

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thorny196

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A Picture's worth a thousand words or in this case seven thousand words! Thank you they help alot ! I am also a big fan of Chesty wish we had more guy's like him today!! R/Mike 


Edited by thorny196, 20 March 2013 - 06:24 PM.


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It seems like Mamoli does a good job of marketing this kit, it looks good from the outside I have also thought about building it, but now that I have seen some feedback about the instructions and quality I will stay away from it.

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I've just started the Bounty kit by Mamoli. True enough the instructions are a bit weird when read in english, however I expect this if I'm getting a kit of foreign manufacture. I think an important point's been raised, and that is you don't know what you've got until you open the box. I've had some issues with my kit already, but I'm just going to have to work through them. I'm optimistic of a good result.


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Here is a blue shadow link for a build log of this kit, I have been considering this build as well.

 

Ken

 

http://www.van-vliet...lueshadow.shtml


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pgarri27

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I have this model, and I thought the hull turned out very nice. I have not gone any further as I am not happy with the supplied headrails. Someday I will continue on.

Still, if you do not mind that it is not a real ship, and if the price is right, IMHO it is a good practice model.

Pete



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sport29652

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Anyone have any ides as to what this kit could be bashed into ?


Edited by sport29652, 10 May 2013 - 11:45 PM.

Current build(s) ;
AL San Francisco II
http://modelshipworl...190-sport29652/

MS Rattlesnake
http://modelshipworl...ort29652/page-2

Sitting on the shelf : MS Constitution, MS Sultana, Mamoli Blue Shadow (will be bashed into Wasp or some other brig), .

Wish List : MS Essex, Confederacy, and Syren, and a Victory kit by someone ?

"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat."
Albert Einstein

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My wife actually picked up this kit for me last year, she thinks this ship building thing is cool and wanted to support it.  

 

It is indeed a fictitious ship but I will be building it into a fictitious brigantine named after my wife (heck, she got it - I will christin it after her ;) ).

 

I have 2 ships going at the moment, but she has been asking when I plan to get to that one so I may just start up a third and get hers done.  I will do a build log of it as I go.

 

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Willie L Bennett - Model Shipways (1:32) POF

MayFlower - Model Shipways (5/32"=1') POB
Blue Shadow - Mamoli Revolutionary War Brigantine. (Fict) (1:64) POB (Recommissioned as the Kara June)

USRC Harriet Lane - Model Shipways (1:128) Solid Hull

Santa Maria - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

 

On The Shelf Waiting so Patiently

 

USRC Ranger - Corel (1:50) POB

18th Century Longboat - Model Shipways (1:4) POF

Hunter - Mamoli (Missing parts:  My Upcomming Scratch n Bash Project)

La Nina - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

 

Completed Builds

 

Phantom NY Pilot Boat - Model Shipways (1:96) Solid Hull

 

The Wish List (Someday - hopefully)

 

Model Shipways - Syren

Model Shipways - Rattlesnake

OcCre - La Candelaria

Model Shipways - U.S.S Constitution

Model Shipways - Niagara

Artesania Latina - La Pinta

Something Scratchbuilt - not sure what yet, will cross that bridge when I get the nerve! :huh:

 


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RoadRunner

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Just wanted to say thanks for the info. I was thinking about this for my second build but I think I will also check out some other options...... :huh:


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Artesania Latina Constellation - rigging now...

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Many curious comments though I must agree with  'sport' about "Blue Shadow" - instructions and other oddities; like laser cut decks and far to many castings,but still it is in my holds to be built along with the Fair American. 

Just 'finished' an abbreviated build of the "Rattlesnake" she lacks running rigging and sails. Although I replaced a majority of 'brittania' pieces with wood constructions to which I am pleased. Lots of lessons learned with this first build, has anyone found a good source for ships plans? Thinking to go 'scratch' soon. 






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