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Doug McKenzie

Medway Longboat 1742 by Doug McKenzie

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This first post I'll mention some of the skills that I am hoping to hone:

1--  Fairing the frames - I would like to have more of a process to follow whereas I currently just sort of gently attack the frames - this is particularly true for the inside faces of the frames.

2--  Planking - Making a nice fit between the edges of adjacent planks.

3--  Painting - I have only once painted a model ship (Emma C Berry for sailing).  The finish that I obtained was crude to say the least.

4-- Others - I'm sure there are skills that I don't even anticipate needing now.

 

The photo shows current status - frames are being faired

 

BTW this kit is great!  Pieces are well designed and manufactured at least up to where I am now.  The inclusion of the building board is much appreciated.

 

Doug

 

Barge fairiing.jpg

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It looks like Doug is first out of the gate (not counting Chuck or Stuntflyer Mike).  Great progress so far!!!!

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Chuck S,

 

Anyway, I wasn't trying.  I am at a fascinating point with brigantine Leon because of the documents that have been found from her time of build, 1880.  I figured I'd better set aside structured time for the longboat or she'd be forgotten.  

 

Good fortune to all,

 

Doug

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