I have been striving to improve the quality of my builds for 2 decades. I suffer from the same frustrations many others have...that piece a bit short, popped strakes, creased copper plates and a careless, damaging swipe of the hand, etc. But I love this past time and I am determined to achieve the level that I see in so many of your images.
I took a break from other ships when I saw this beauty. The kit is by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum of a Drakeback crab boat. They were popular in the early 1900s as commercial work boats and survive today as pleasure craft.