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  1. Bob, One of these days you have to make the trek up to a meeting in Roseland. I know its a haul for you, but I would love to see you and the model in person. Chuck
  2. Those parts really should be redrawn to fix those issues using the plans and laser cut over again. I am pretty sure that the bulkheads would fair if cut from the plans directly, but I must say that it looks impossible after seeing your photos Bob. The outside edges of the bulkheads just look like they are the wrong shape in many instances. My guess is when they were originally traced for laser cutting they were badly done. I am watching your progress but also shaking my head because I cant see how that hull can ever be faired properly without adding at least another 3/32" of meat to many of those top=timbers. Its the only way I can see getting a smooth contour to the hull outboard. And its no guarantee that it will match the plans at that point. Sorry to see that. There needs to be a new corrected "starter package" for this project sold with full sized plans.
  3. Its OK with me....They look pretty good. I used some 320 grit sandpaper folded up to smooth things a bit. I used the fold to get in those nooks and it made a big difference. I got a bit better with each new try as I gained confidence. I am so happy to see someone try and use the carved versions they make rather than the resin castings. It will mean so much more when the model is finished.
  4. I am about half way there with more kits. Getting another wood order late next week because I wasnt happy with the quality of the 1/32" sheets of cedar I have left. There were to many imperfections/graininess for my tastes. Maybe another week to 10 days. We dont churn these out in a sweatshop so they take more time to produce. Quality control and the best materials are super important to me. Chuck
  5. I am not sure if I posted this yet but I want to give everyone a detailed view of the model as it will ultimately appear....hopefully. Here is a link to download sheet one of the plans. I am going to shoot for launching this before it is completed so it is important that you guys see what the Frigate Winchelsea will ultimately look like. This shows the profile and stern view. Dont worry, like all of my plans, this first sheet wont contain any parts so no need to worry about pirating. Download and have a look!!! Because the image has very fine lines so a jpg like posted above is just too light. Click below for full size sheet. Winchelseaplanone.pdf
  6. How goes the progress....looking forward to seeing you build the model. Remember to ask me any questions. Chuck
  7. Take it easy Nic....rest up. When you are back to work you will be able to work twice as hard now!!!!! You are all fixed up.
  8. Enjoy the project!!! Dont hesitate to ask me any questions. The rigging isnt that bad on this one.
  9. I was just checking everyones progress. I noticed there are a bunch of guys who started logs but havent started building yet. Hows it going with those? I checked to see if they were indeed shipped out and they were. I am just trying to keep the momentum going on this build. I look forward to seeing some of you guys start your models. If anyone has any questions please let me know. I am waiting on yet another batch of milled cedar but hope to have more kits available in a couple of weeks. Its never too late to join the group if you are interested. While you wait, check out the other logs and be sure to encourage those already building the model. Thanks Chuck
  10. Nice start...Is it me or is the bulkhead former severely warped and bent? I would also caution on that forward bulkhead. The top timbers dont look like they have nearly enough thickness to fair them properly. Just an observation. I think fairing that hull is going to be a challenge. I see you already added a bunch of strips to fix what looks like mis-shaped bulkheads. Am I correct? We shall see. Chuck

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