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  1. Finished planking of the hull. Sorry no pic of that process. Fully sanded and primed. This is my best planking for sure. The old saying that the more you do something you will get better shows with each of my boat builds. Thanks everyone for following along and giving those thumbs up's.
  2. While the glue on the hull was drying ...I started working on the winch. Casting in the kit are in good shape and easy to work with. I really enjoyed building the piece. I approach each object as its own model kit and when you put all the kits together you have a finished model boat.
  3. Got time to work on the hull this week. This is a big model compared to my last. Not much to see yet but here are some pics....
  4. Welcome aboard from a fellow Mainer. Maine is a great place with alot of inspiration for model boat building. You will find very useful tips, tricks and ideas in this forum. MSW members are always willing to answer questions and help. Welcome aboard.
  5. I started a new build. St. Elme is a traditional fishing boat. I am a static modeler but it can to built for RC. The scale of this build is new to me with the length 35 inches. Need a bigger model bench !!!! I could not find much on build logs for this model.
  6. Marina II build coming to the finish line. I enjoyed this model and the time at the modeling bench. I named the model after my late sister. For my second ship....I am very pleased with finished model. I followed colors from the Marina II box art. Thanks for everyone that followed this build.
  7. Got more time at the workbench this week. Continued work on some rigging.
  8. The paint I use at this time asked is craft paint that can be found easily.
  9. Started work on the masts. I didn't like the way the instructions mention how to place the light fixtures on the masts. See pic... I decided to insert light fixture into hole I drilled into the mast supports...
  10. I have just looked at your build of the Marina II.  What an excellent job you did on this model.  I am just starting it and your build log is a wonderful reference for me.  Thank you for the build log.


    Further, I want to try to replicate your stand.  Could you tell me what material you used and the size of the stock you used?


    Thank you in advance.

  11. Bluejacket is a great, long time company in this great hobby of ship models. Midwest was a company that many of hobby builders got their start. It was sad to see a company in the hobby end. It would be wonderful if there was a chance Bluejacket to pick up the midwest line and keeping it from becoming a part of history in the hobby. Re-releasing midwest older kits like the one in this build log for many that didn't get the chance to build would be great. Just my thoughts for a hobby that we all love.
  12. I have just started to begin the build of the two masts. Here are some pics of the main cabin set in place not glued in yet.... The end looks near but I am probably turning the half way point. Enjoying the build and hope you enjoy following.

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