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Blue Shadow by SkerryAmp - Mamoli Revolutionary War Brigantine. (Fict) (1:64) POB (Recommissioned as the Kara June)


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SkerryAmp

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Good Evening folks.

 

This one has a bit of a backstory to explain why this kit and B) why a 3rd build log.

 

This kit was purchased by my wife back while I was building the Phantom.  She thought it was cool that I was taking up this hobby and decided to surprise me with a kit she thought looked "really cool".  It was on sale from Model Expo and sitting on my desk when I woke up one morning, wrapped like a christmas present (in summer).

 

It has sat on the shelf, not out of neglect, but other builds were in progress so it was queued.  She asked me a little bit ago when I was going to get to it, so I told her I would start it up as soon as I got the decking done on the Mayflower.  So here it is.

 

It is not a real ship, it is a fictional vessel put out by Mamoli under the guise of a real one. It even has a history and everything.   However, despite being a fictional ship it still seems to be an interesting looking one.   Since it is already a fictional one I decided to build it but recommision and name it after my wife.  So, while the box says Blue Shadow,  it will be the Kara June when finished.

 

I have read many comments from all over regarding the quality of the Mamoli kits and have even read a few questions regarding this particular one. So let's get to it and see where this one goes!

 

First:  The customary Unboxing.

 

The box itself is actually not to shabby,  glossy packaging with the ship well presented.

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 1. Box Art.jpg   239.69KB   3 downloads

 

The documentation is interesting to me.  The written part is in some places a little rough to understand but they get the gist across.  The "plans" are more like giant pictoral  step by steps which at first glance at least seem to make it easier to follow via the plans than the written documentation.

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 2. Documentation.jpg   115.41KB   1 downloads

 

It does come packaged with some decent variations of wood, well bundled and organized.   This will be interesting as I am mainly used to basswood so will have to learn to distinguish between the several varieties included.

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 3. Lumber bundles.jpg   113.36KB   1 downloads

 

Oddly, in contrast it also comes with an assortment of various odd lengths and sizes of a variety of woods.  This will get even more interesting I think.

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 4. Random Sticks.jpg   127.42KB   2 downloads

 

The plywood parts are pretty familiar looking.  They are of good quality, nice and solid and well marked so that is good.

 

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A random bag of parts, with one that looked like it is either scrap wood or a part that didn't quite make it. Hmmmmm.

 

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Rigging!  Nothing much to say here.

 

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Here are what I consider the "standard" parts.  Some grating, cannons, deadeyes and blocks etc.

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 8. Good Parts.jpg   114.87KB   1 downloads

 

And here, lastly are the parts which, well.   Okay - I don't like these.   I have looked at them on the ship and in the box and I just don't care for them.  They seem out of place to me.   So,  I will (deep breath) most likely be remaking them from scratch :huh: to make them fit in place a bit better. 

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 9. Bad Parts.jpg   80.58KB   2 downloads

 

 

So overall this doesn't look too too bad.  

 

I hope ;)

 

-Adam


Edited by SkerryAmp, 31 May 2013 - 05:54 PM.

-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

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

Hunger - 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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Once I had finished the decking for the night and set it aside to let the stain set in and dry, I made good on my promise to start on the Blue Shadow "Kara June".

 

Started with the false keel and bulkheads.   I was pleasantly surprised :36:.  The bulkheads fit in quite nicely, not much modification was needed and they set in place without much issue at all.   I used my high tech lego system to square them up and we were off to a great start!

 

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The kit came with what they called stern fillers so I glued them in place.   Once everything is dry and solid I will fair the bulkheads and fillers at once.  I think it will be easier to get a consistent contour that way.

 

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Additionally, they had bow fillers (how convenient).  Although I wouldn't call them "fillers" as much as extensions, but they will do the trick.

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 16. Bow Fillers.jpg   97.84KB   1 downloads

 

With all that in place, glued up and looking good I figured I would end the night by getting the falkse decks in place.  That way after I get more done on the Mayflower and Willie I can take some time to fair theh bulkheads, shape the fillers and get this vessel ready for the planks!

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 17. False Decks in place 1.jpg   89.95KB   2 downloads

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 18. False Decks in Place 2.jpg   88.35KB   1 downloads

 

So far this one isn't to bad to do.  Everything has a nice fit and the instructions (the plans anyway) are easy to follow.  We shall see if it holds throughout, I will stay optimistic!!

 

Until later....

 

As always, enjoy!!!

 

-Adam


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-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

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

Hunger - 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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russ

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Adam:

This model has a nice looking hull form. I think it will make a fine display once it is completed.

 

Those bow "fillers" are really just there to give a landing for the bow planks. If I were doing this, I would fit some extra balsa or basswood fillers in between the first few bulkheads and the last few bulkheads. This will make planking a little easier because the lower planks ends will have some place to land in between the bulkheads.

 

Have fun with it.

 

Russ



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sport29652

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Judging by the work you have put in on other models this is going to look great. I have tyis kit waiting so am supper interested in your build
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Wish List : MS Essex, Confederacy, and Syren, and a Victory kit by someone ?

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Augie

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Looks like an interesting project.  With 3 builds it looks likes Popeye will need to be concerned about supremacy.

 

I second the motion on installing some proper fillers stem and stern.


Augie

 

Current Build:    US Frigate Confederacy - MS 1:64

 

Previous Builds :

 

US Brig Syren (MS) - 2013 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Greek Tug Ulises  (OcCre) - 2009 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Victory Cross Section (Corel) - 1988

Essex (MS) 1/8"- 1976

Cutty Sark (Revell 1:96) - 1956

 


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I picked up the Balsa yesterday and will be adding the filler this afternoon after I am done with some of the deck bulkheads on the Mayflower.  Thanks you two, for the suggestion!

 

Augie - trust me sir, there is absolutely no concern for Supremecy;  I am far too behind the curve for that :(

 

Maybe someday though :10_1_10:

 

Thank you Sport - This one will be a bit interesting since I am going to be trying to recreate some of the parts - we will see how that goes :(

 

 

 

-Adam


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-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

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

Hunger - 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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Hi Adam,

 

I was reading this last night at my I-phone…..

Nice thing to name this to your Admiral.

I think she will be pleased with that.

I'll crab a chair and will see how you bring this to an end.

 

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Finished builds:

Smit Rotterdam by BB

Spirit of Mississippi by OcCre

Corsair by OcCre

Le Mirage by Corel


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realworkingsailor

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Good luck with your new build :)

I'll be following along quietly ;)

Andy

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HMS Pegasus 
SS Stadacona CSL Self Unloading Bulk Carrier 

 

Next Builds:

HMS Diana

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trippwj

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Nice start, Adam.  I'll be sitting here in the lurker section with Andy waiting for Mark or Sjors to bring the pop corn machine over.


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USRC Harriet Lane (solid hull kit - nearing completion)

Fishing Smack Emma C. Berry (POF)

Aeropiccola Kit US Frigate Essex

 

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I look forward to following your build, I've been considering this kit for awhile

 

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Pending Continuation: Sea of Galilee Boat

 

Completed Build:  MS AVS

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Here you are Wayne,

 

Hope it's ok by you Adam?

We will clean everything when you are finished your build…...

 

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Current Builds: San Ildefonso by Sjors - OcCre - Wood (1:70)

                         HMS Agamemnon by Sjors - Caldercraft / Jotika - 1:64

 

Finished builds:

Smit Rotterdam by BB

Spirit of Mississippi by OcCre

Corsair by OcCre

Le Mirage by Corel


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Absolutely Sjors!  Popcorn for everyone!

 

 

-Adam


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-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

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

Hunger - 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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So, not a huge bit of progress on this one.  Am taking different approaches with it and experimenting with things.  Reading more on the site with regards to planking etc etc.   Also taking into consideration the advice of you guys here.

 

The filler blocks! YES, yes indeed.  In fact,  I did some filler blocks at stem and stern,  not enough,  stripped off the planks that went south and added more filler blocks .  I think I have good fillers in there now.   I am trying not only applying the blocks but also filling in around the block to give as much of a solid slope as I can.

 

We shall see how that turns out.

 

Here are the blocks as they stand now,  still need to sand out the filler, but they are on their way!

 

Thank you VERY much for the advice, and thanks all for stopping by!!

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 19. Bow Filler Blocks 1 2.jpg   76.55KB   1 downloads

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 20. Bow Filler Blocks 2.jpg   78.96KB   1 downloads

 

Attached File  Blue Shadow 21. Stern Filler Blocks.jpg   78.75KB   3 downloads

 

As always!  ENJOY!!

 

 

-Adam

 

 


-Adam

 

Current Builds

 

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

Hunger - 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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Adam:

I think the extra filler blocks will be a good idea. Where the rabbet begins to move upward at the bow, you will need something for the end of the garboard strake to land on. Same thing where the ends of the planks land at the transom. That should work very well.

 

Russ


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Nice progress so far, Adam.

will follow with interest..

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