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  1. Thank you B.E. At at the beginning I was unsure about the darker red but it has really grown on me and I kinda like it now.
  2. Thanks ragove and Clark. It is about 11 1/2 inches long and a bit over 3 inches wide.
  3. Pinnace circa 1750-1760 by Model Shipways scale 1/2" (1:24) built strait out of the box
  4. Thanks for posting these. It really looks like it was a great time. Can’t wait to get home to pull those pictures up on the big screen.
  5. Thanks Chuck for that info. For those of us less experienced it is nice to see how to do it right.
  6. Welcome! A build log in the appropriate forum is a great way to show us your work , ask questions etc. (there is a way to properly name it with instructions pinned at top of the sub forum) Nice pictures btw
  7. Haha! That's the first thing I said after the storms to my wife
  8. JD can we go back? I got home just in time for a major storm which put a whole bunch of tornadoes right through the north half of the city took down all her power all her water supply internets going down the place is a mess. Niagra on the lake is so much nicer now😛
  9. Thank you Ryland and thank you Druxey. I feel like every step of the way I was learning something new. edit: Druxey this was not quite my first build but it was the first time I tried to do it properly haha
  10. I am going to eventually case this and I am not sure how I will present it but at this point I am going to call this complete. Basically this was an attempt to build straight out of the box with no extras and using minimal tools. Tools used were just an 11 blade, a 1/4 inch chisel, forceps, mini file set, digital calipers, sand paper, cheep clamps some glue and paint (I think that's all). I think it came out ok. This was also my first planking job using Chucks edge bending techniques and proper spieling without drop planks or stealers (other than when I ham fisted and broke off a plank end at the stern and put in a 4mm wedge to replace the split plank end). There was a lot of learning going on here and I think it was a fun build overall. Will probably also put these in the gallery at some time. Next up planning for to move onto the Queen Anne style Royal Barge from Syren. Thanks all for following along with me and for all the likes and comments.
  11. After working in the emergency department for the last 20 years my feeling is that they would probably intentionally load it up and fire it just to see what would happen with the resulting trip to see my fellows 😩. I put nothing past the “hold my beer watch this “crowd.
  12. Congrats on another wonderful build. It certainly is a joy following along with you.
  13. Thank you Ed for allowing us to come on this journey with you. This is a fantastic example of what is possible with our art/craft and this build log is priceless.
  14. Made the oars (just dry fitted for now), oarlocks (also dry fitted), got the ironworks and nails done and can ship the rudder (but am leaving it off for now). Working on the flying transom next.

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