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A friend dug up a project that was starte quite some years ago and never finished and gave it to me

The 1st inspection was about trying to see if there was any missing parts, seems a few wooden pieces are missing, all i've see so far can be replicated easily from the scraps i have arround.

Some tears in the instructions along with some water damage, still everything is readable.

 

2nd inspection on what has been built already, news are not so great, this piece is wrong

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The main piece of the deck is not centered

 

And the castle already made didn't take into consideration that the is inclined
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So, the work started, mostly about correcting or minimizing the mistakes

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more updates soon, the build is already a bit further ahead than this post

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Nice recovery. Went through this on two previous builds over the years. Everything must be methodically measured and checked against the plans. If not, disaster. Keep up the great work.

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a friend recently sent me the remnants of this model that he had bought off of E-bay.........your log will be a great reference when I get around to rebuilding it  ;) 

 

nice job on the paddles! :) 

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good luck on your build, let me know if you start a log

 

Now i have a decision to make, with the paddles in place, it is clear that the waterline should be higher, but if i move it, aesthetically from most points of view, only black will be seen on the hull... so... accuracy or aesthetics...

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8 hours ago, LFNokia said:

good luck on your build, let me know if you start a log

 

Now i have a decision to make, with the paddles in place, it is clear that the waterline should be higher, but if i move it, aesthetically from most points of view, only black will be seen on the hull... so... accuracy or aesthetics...

really like this boat and your build of her. regarding the hull color, i'm not too sure what you mean but why not get rid of the black altogether and paint the entire hull white, which was extremely common practice at the time. a lot of old drawings of the vessel depict her with a white hull. she certainly appears in literature and art with a predominately white hull as opposed to one having a black one.

 

cheers

 

chris

 

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20 hours ago, vossy said:

really like this boat and your build of her. regarding the hull color, i'm not too sure what you mean but why not get rid of the black altogether and paint the entire hull white, which was extremely common practice at the time. a lot of old drawings of the vessel depict her with a white hull. she certainly appears in literature and art with a predominately white hull as opposed to one having a black one.

 

cheers

 

chris

 

I like that a lot more than moving the black so high, i'll definetly consider it, thanks

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