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Heller Nina 1:75 scale completed in 48 hours by Scott RC

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Over at the Plastic Modeling site, the was a Group Build to see if you can build a model in 48 hours.  I started this kit a 7pm on Friday this last week and completed it at 6pm on Sunday.  I thought it would be an easy kit,  WRONG!  Soft plastic masts, poor molding and hull fit, and the only use for the instructions was to be a drop cloth.  But that did not deter me.  I normally do not use kit masts, spars, or sails, but in the short time frame I punted and used everything from the kit.  I wish I hadn't because it made rigging an absolute bear.  But its finished.  Now I can actually say I finished a ship model this year, or in fact, this decade.

 

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Thanks Chris, I also impressed myself, I finished something!

Mark, its the miracle of liquid cement.  I don't know where I'd be without my Ambroid and Tennex.  And Head Cement for seizing.

Cabbie, Jim Beam makes a good thinner for oils  ;) Wink Wink!

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Dang Scott, as much I as I was impressed by the Nina build in 47 hours, I have to say that I am totally blown away by your wooden ship!!!!! And it floats!

 

You are now the man, the myth and the legend in my book.

 

Steve

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Could you have built it  in 36 hours without the "help" of Jim Beam. :-)

Might have taken 120 hours.  With  the help of Jim Beam, I was able to interpret the French instructions.  

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