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USS Constellation by mtaylor - FINISHED - Artesania Latina - Wood - bashed heavily into 1854 Sloop of War

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mtaylor

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I'm not going to try to recreate the whole log, but here's all the pictures from the previous log.  They're not in any particular order but they might help someone.

 

Feel free to hit me with any questions.

 

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Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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#2
Sjors

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Wow Mark,

 

Did I missed this one at the old MSW?

Or are you playing jokes with me and you just finished this one in one night…...

Great build!

 

Sjors


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

                         HMS Sovereign of the Seas by Sjors - DeAgostini - 1:84

 

Finished builds:

San Ildefonso by OcCre 

Smit Rotterdam by BB

Spirit of Mississippi by OcCre

Corsair by OcCre

Le Mirage by Corel

 


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patrickmil

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Nice Constellation! This is one of those ships on my list. Now, if we all have our stories straight, then you can always say (as Sjors might be hinting at) that you did get this all done in one night! As they say "That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!"  ;)



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Augie

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Thank you, Mark for getting Connie back up.  She's a classic.

 

WELL done!


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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SkerryAmp

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Wow Mark, that is a gorgeous ship.  I LOVE the lighting!!


-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

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

La Nina - Artesania Latina (1:65) POB

U.S Brig Syren - Model Shipways (1:64) POB

 

Completed Builds

 

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

 

The Wish List (Someday - hopefully)

 

Model Shipways - Rattlesnake

OcCre - La Candelaria

Model Shipways - U.S.S Constitution

Model Shipways - Niagara

Artesania Latina - La Pinta

Model Shipways - Charles W. Morgan

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

 


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mtaylor

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Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

 

Sjors, it was on the old MSW.. probably buried somewhere. :)

 

Patrick, when you're ready or before, ping me.  The AL kit has a lot of pitfalls when built out of the box.


Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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capnharv2

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Mark,

 

Wonderful build! I like the changes you made to correct the kit. I had the kit, but sold it when I found out the AL model, out of the box, was ficticous. I also didn't like the scale (H.O.?)

 

Looks great!

 

Thanks,

 

Harvey



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Jim Lad

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Mark,

 

it's nice to see her back up and running! :)

 

John



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popeye the sailor

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I too must have missed this build......beautiful ship!    I agree....the lighting is a nice touch!   you did a superb job on her!


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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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Hi Mark: it's nice to see you 've got your Constellation back up, You've done an excellent build on her and it's one that everyone here should see.The picture with the lighting on is just awesome! Great job.

Frank


completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

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in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      


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mtaylor

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Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

Mark,

 

Wonderful build! I like the changes you made to correct the kit. I had the kit, but sold it when I found out the AL model, out of the box, was ficticous. I also didn't like the scale (H.O.?)

 

Looks great!

 

Thanks,

 

Harvey

 

Harvey,

I almost tossed mine for the same reasons.  But I remember walking her in around '74 in Baltimore.  The kit looked like she did then.  So it wasn't fiction.  It was laziness.  They never changed the kit after the truth was out.  It was a few people pointing me in the right direction that spurred me into this bash.  Funny thing.... I noticed that AL include the hull hog that was there in '74.   BTW, the scale is pretty close to HO and not what they had on the box.  A bunch of stuff was either fiction or the wrong scale.

 

 

Hi Mark: it's nice to see you 've got your Constellation back up, You've done an excellent build on her and it's one that everyone here should see.The picture with the lighting on is just awesome! Great job.

Frank

 

 

Thanks Frank.  I've had few people say they like that stern shot.  Maybe I should give up model making and go back to photography? :)


Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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rdsaplala

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Hi Mark,

 

I'm pleased to re-visit your Constellation log, she's a real show-stopper, my friend, and the upgrades you've given her have really spruced her up  :D


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Best regards,

Aldo

Currently Building:
HMS Pegasus (Victory Models)-Mothballed to give priority to Triton

 

HMS Triton (first attempt at scratchbuilding)

 

 


Past build:
HM Brig Badger (Caldercraft), HM Brig Cruizer, HM Schooner Ballahoo


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mtaylor

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Thanks Aldo.  She was a learning curve to be sure.


Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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russ

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Mark:

You took a very difficult kit and made a really nice model out of it. Congratulations.

 

Russ


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mtaylor

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Thanks Russ.


Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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Really nice. I've been able to walk her decks a few times. A real pleasure and it is interesting to see the difference between her appearances before and after the last restoration from 1770's to 1850's.  Pretty cool lighting!


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mtaylor

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Well it was fun walking her back then in the 70's.  Pity it wasn't the old frigate they claimed it was.  It really was the 1854 Sloop that they bastardized into something they called "the real frigate".

 

For interesting reading:  http://en.wikipedia....tellation_(1854)

For even more indepth reading:  http://www.comicbook...ion_history.php  and http://www.dtic.mil/...oc?AD=ADA241916

Quite the scandal...


Mark

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me


Current Build:

Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

Past Builds:
Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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Very nice build. I am just finishing up my own AL Constellation that had been sitting in the basement for many years. Had the opportunity to visit the ship last summer while working the Baltimore Grand Prix. I dug her out and now she is looking pretty good - just a little more rigging to go.

Like many others here i was  not impressed by the kit, however I did learn a lot that will help with the next one.

Again - very nice build - congrats...

RR


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Finished:

Artesania Latina Constellation

On the Shelf:

Model Shipways USF Confederacy


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The finished model looks awesome. I am starting to learn that a lot of the Al kits are to be polite just a bit off.
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