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About ccoyle

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    Taylors, South Carolina
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    model building, hunting, fishing, reading, genealogy, hand percussion

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  1. ccoyle

    Shrimp Trawler

    I like their product line, though, and I think the owner has done a smashing job of locally producing kits of local indigenous subjects.
  2. ccoyle

    Shrimp Trawler

    Wye River does Chesapeake Bay working boats, but no shrimpers such as the one in your photo.
  3. ccoyle

    Shrimp Trawler

    I grew up in Northern California, which is ground fishing, trolling, and crabbing country, and a lot of the boats engaged in the industry have surprisingly attractive lines. I imagine that there are subtle differences in hull form between Atlantic and Pacific boats based on prevailing local conditions and preferences. Either way, not too many (if any) kits of American types, that I know of. European types are well represented in wood and card stock, probably plastic hulls for RC, too. My guess would be that you are more likely to find something like what you're looking for if you search RC suppliers that sell pre-formed hulls. Good luck -- would love to see a model like this being built!
  4. ccoyle

    What have you received today?

    I finally, FINALLY received one of my Christmas presents over the weekend! I received a set of six 1/250 card models from Paper Shipwright (https://www.papershipwright.co.uk/), designed by David Hathaway. I will be doing some reviews of these in the not-too-distant future (probably -- ya never know).
  5. ccoyle

    Greetings and Thanks

    Part of the fun of building models is to push the boundaries of what can be done with any medium -- even wood modelers do this. I have seen unbelievable models built out of toothpicks, and Doris has built the most exquisite creations out of paper. This is, after all, a hobby, so enjoy it!
  6. ccoyle

    Model Shipways Constitution

    I partially agree with that statement. I think it is more accurate to say that MS instructions tend to assume some degree of prior experience on the part of the builder and therefore tend to offer less in the way of a step-by-step process.
  7. Has there ever been a better time to be a kit builder? The new manufacturers such as Disarmodel, Master Korabel, Marisstella, and Syren (apologies if I forgot anyone) have really upped their games -- and soon Chris Watton will have an oar in the water, too! Great review, Dirk, and I look forward to seeing more subjects from this company.
  8. Shouldn't the answer be self-evident? Start the next model! 😉
  9. My avatar approves! One thing I notice on your model is that the steam pipes on the forward funnel appear to be on the outside of the grab rails; is that correct? I have a partially completed 1/200 HMV version of this model, and I couldn't tell if the pipes went to the inside or outside -- I ended up putting them on the outside only because I could not figure out any way to put them on the inside. Cheers!
  10. ccoyle

    Greetings to MSW from Maryland

    Chain plates are the metal straps that secure deadeyes to the hull. Twisting them from wire is one way to make them for a model. But as the name implies, chain plates on real ships were once made out of links of chain; later they were made from metal sheet. Either way, they're not wire. But -- as I said previously, you can make them from wire. Just get yourself some annealed brass or blackened wire. The plan sheets probably show how to twist them somewhere. Good luck!
  11. ccoyle

    Greetings to MSW from Maryland

    I'm uncertain about what the first three items are supposed to be -- perhaps you could show us from the plans what they are? Sounds kind of like they are referring to head rails. As for chain plate wire, forming those from wire is a short-cut method for making those parts -- they look okay, but the technique is not really true of the original. If you choose to use that method for making chain plates, you can replace the kit wire with annealed brass wire of the same gauge -- you can even get it pre-blackened, if you so desire. Look for it online at hardware suppliers. Cheers!
  12. ccoyle

    Model Shipways Constitution

    That depends. There are, to be sure, first-time modelers who have completed projects of that magnitude, but honestly they are rare. Most new modelers find there's a bit of a learning curve for sailing men-of-war, even if they have prior modeling experience (I know I did). I always try to steer beginners toward something relatively simpler for a first project. There is, of course, a large number of kit subjects available of smaller vessels from the same time period as Connie, so you may find one of them sufficiently interesting. Cheers!
  13. Beautiful work, Isidro! I modified your title to sound more like how we would say it in English.
  14. This sounds like the correct explanation to me.

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