00 - The Kit - Artesania Latina - Swift Virginia Pilot Boat 1805
Greetings to MSW 2.0,
As I embark on a second attempt at a wooden kit, but this time I've stepped up the kit from a canoe to something with sails and rigging. Ive noticed the Swift 1805 models are quite common on ebay, which is where I found this one. Upon ordering I didn't realize that the kit had been upgraded/modified, but at the price I paid I cant really complain.
As I was in the built of the peterboro canoe when the kit arrived I only gave it a quick run through for completeness. I then later before prebuild did a complete inventory and found all part present and accounted for, so off to the dry docks she going.
I'm sure many pictures of this kit abound but I find it interesting that of the 8 pages of instructions (pictured) there is really only 4 1/2 pages of actual instructions once the introduction and parts list are deducted. Hopefully The newer version has improvements in this area, but then figuring things out can be almost as much fun as having everything spelled out for you.
Again, as with the Peterboro, I chose this kit as a tutorial. It shold give me experience with a double planking and rigging before I attemt a larger more intricate kit (ie one with rat lines).
So here are a few picture of the kit dated the year I graduated high school, 1982.
Edited by themadchemist, 25 October 2013 - 02:09 AM.