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SomethingIsFishy

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About SomethingIsFishy

  • Birthday 10/09/1983

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  1. First question... what's the general consensus on the best way to carve the "deadwood" area on the false keel?
  2. It's official, I'm gonna start making sawdust! I ordered the kit Saturday, and got tracking info this afternoon... I might be a little excited... I've been reading other ALB logs, and checking out the planking articles, but it's a bit fuzzy... I'm thinking things will probably make more sense once I have the kit on my work desk... I'm more of a hands-on learner with stuff like this... I will probably want to put a sail on the boat (I prefer the look of models with sails, they look naked to me without them). Not sure if the kit mentions anything about sails, or if I'm gonna have to figure it out on my own... Can't wait to start the build!
  3. I'll be ordering the longboat kit as soon as I get our new address straightened out with the bank so I can update PayPal... I will definitely start a build log for it!
  4. Ricky- that's really cool to have wood from the real thing! Nirvana- I hope your build turns out nice! The upgraded details should make it look great! I'm just building this one "straight out of the box". For me it's too small to worry about all the tiny details... I'm thinking about making the jump to wood for my next build, I've got my eye on Model Shipways armed longboat in 1:24...
  5. Ships in attendance are Appledore IV, Bluenose II, S/V Denis Sullivan, U.S. Brig Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II, Barque Picton Castle, and Red Witch. We were able to board all except the Appledore and the Red Witch.
  6. Took my son to see the tall ships in Kenosha today... Smaller than the show several years ago at Navy Pier in Chicago, but still a good time! My son enjoyed it!
  7. Here's an overall view of my new work area, and a closer shot of the ship...
  8. I'm still here! I've made a little progress on this build... several months ago I pulled the kit out and installed the masts, then it went dormant again... a recent job change and move has given me more spare time, and a "man cave", so I'm back to work on this ship... at this point I've just started the rigging. It's really starting to look good! I'll probably get some pics up tomorrow...
  9. A better stand... still need to cut the aft timbers, and add some stain, but it already looks way nicer than the plastic thing that comes with the kit...

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