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  1. I'm not happy with the 1:93 scale ships boats in my kit. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can find either kit based or already made ships boats in 1:93 scale?
  2. Can anyone help with pictures or info on how the anchor was rigged? I would like to have anchor lines on the gun deck from the capstan forward to the anchor to as though the anchor was being lowered or raised. Were the anchors rigged so both were raised/lowered at the same time? Thanks
  3. The First Six

    I'm trying to group all the information on all six First Ships Question when did the copper plates get installed on the Constitution and Constellation?... Also did the others have the copper plates installed as well? Dose any log books mention this for even one ship? I know I will have more questions later I hope you guys don't mind me making this thread I figured that the any and all info pertaining to The First Six should be kept either in one thread or six different threads. Depending on how much info is out there for each ship then I think it will get split up with all found info in separate threads and everybody can draw their own conclusions
  4. I need some really good advice but first the facts. This build is going to be a one off project. I have Leukemia and another blood cancer that makes my time short. I have never built any models from the time I was a teenager but I am an engineer. I was in the Air Force and Navy and was an in-flight maintenance man. Have experience in using wood working tools. The only tall ship I have visited is the USS Constitution. My bucket list included a trip to Fenway Park and to see the Constitution. My old boss went with me to see a game and the boat. I want to build a plank on frame kit of the USS Constitution. I know good advise would be to start with a simpler hull or boat all together but I am hard headed and tired of being told what I cannot do any more. Now that we have that out of the way I am looking for suggestions of what kit is going to be best. Best can mean many things such as best quality wood, instructions, detail but somewhere in that is the kit you would buy if it was going to be your last. The next thing is where to buy the kit. I live in the St. Louis area but I have no problem if I need to buy international. If I should not get it finished I will be sure to give my wife instructions on who to ship it to so it can be completed.
  5. I am curious to know if the new Blue Jacket kit of the U.S.S. Constitution requires having to shape the hull or does it come pretty close to scale without having to do much carving?
  6. I am having trouble with something that, to me, should be obvious. I am building the waterways for the Constitution and I don't know if I should add a section across the stern, at the inside of the transom. The plans don't show it there, but they also do not show the whole waterway anywhere, only a small section of waterway along the side. I went back through build logs and I find some models with it and some without. Of course, I could go into Charlestown this weekend and look for myself, but I thought I'd ask first, since we have so many Connie experts on this site. Since I am asking questions, here is another one. Is the waterway split under the bow sprit or does the bow sprit clear it so it can be one piece across the bow? Again, the plans don't show this anywhere, at least that I have found. I am hoping it is split as the clearance in this area is really tight. Thanks.
  7. Good morning! I was hoping I could borrow a little expertise in identifying a ship. This is an antique USS Constitution bearing a plaque that says "CONSTITUTION. Frigate of 1812. Constructed by C.Z. Czechowski" I have included a picture of the plaque. I am working on getting some pictures of the ship itself but Im having a very hard time as it is in a very large glass enclosure in a really dark room so I will need a little more time as I will have to remove the glass so I can use a flash properly. I will update the post as soon as I can get them but this is a highly detailed model with lots of real metal, wood, and rope. It is about 2.5 feet long and has a high level of detail in the masts, ropes running all over, tiny cannons, life boats, etc. I had a great aunt that used to tell me it was older than my grandpa who was born in the 20-30s. Any background information someone may have on this builder would be really helpful I know the information Ive provided is quite limited I hope I can get some meaningful model pictures up in the very near future Im just waiting for some help to arrive to help me get that glass shroud off of it. Ive tried google etc but came up dry. Thank you very much!
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