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Xebec Syf"Allah

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What a beauty...could do with some information please ie kit maker, dimensions,did you make build log,will go on to build list,thank you for posting.



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The bashed kit was from Amati, and my second build. I recall that it was a lot of fun, but I totally relied on the pictures and plans as the instructions were in Italian... 


This kit is 1/64th (my favorite scale) and ends up about 29." I didn't do a build log but if you choose to build this kit, I'd be happy to correspond with you when you come across problematic details.


Thanks. I'm glad you like it. It is my daughter's favorite too, so far. Then again, she loves Johnny Depp and pirates!



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Beautiful! A little different - very sharp looking, captures my imagination. Reminds me of childhood dreams of ships like this! Wish you had done a build log. I like the red sails too! 

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Thanks JesseLee. It seems so long ago that I did her sails.... but, in fact, it's just a couple years ago! I wanted to make a ship that would have been the direct adversary of the Syren, my first ship model ever. I liked them idea of being able to show both sides of the coin, so-to-speak. And the fact that the conflict between the West (Europe and her "progeny" - i.e. the U.S. of A.) and other regions of the world hasn't just been a late 20th to early-21st century development!


In fact, one of the duties of the U.S. brig Syren was to transport “tribute money" from the U.S. Treasury to the sultans of the Barbary Coast. So much technological change surrounds us that we forget how little has changed with the social dimensions in the world.


Thanks again, very fun build, quick too - took me about 4 1/2 months if I recall. I could probably build another one right now in 2 and some change.



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