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

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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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

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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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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.

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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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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

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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? :)

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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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Mark:

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

 

Russ

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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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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.org/wiki/USS_Constellation_(1854)

For even more indepth reading:  http://www.comicbookbrain.com/a_uss_constellation_history.php  and http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA241916

Quite the scandal...

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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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