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About SomethingIsFishy

  • Birthday 10/09/1983

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    Southeastern Wisconsin, USA

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  1. I haven't quit... been busy fishing, messing around with vintage stereo speakers, and working on a jon boat I recently picked up... I expect to make more regular progress on this model once the weather turns cold...
  2. Starboard fairing is almost there, and the port bow filler is shaped and glued into place... I'm done for tonight...
  3. They are two different kits. The one in the sail thread is the 1:48 kit, this one is a 1:24 kit. I'm pretty sure they're the same boat, but just wanted to make sure...
  4. https://modelshipworld.com/topic/13442-sail-design-for-18th-century-longboat/ The information in this thread would be applicable to this boat, right? If so it gives me some good info on adding sails...
  5. Yeah, it really is cool to see it starting to look like a boat! Way more satisfying than glueing two plastic hull halves together...
  6. I really like getting off work at 3:30... frames all mounted! I chose to follow Arthur Wayne's example and use 1/8 square strips to brace the frames, seems like a good idea to me... Yes, frame #1 is too low, I will fix it once the rest of the glue dries to avoid throwing anything else out of alignment...
  7. I have a keel! I found a couple clear pictures of the deadwood area in a few other build logs, and just started carving until it looked like the pictures... hopefully it's good enough... just waiting for the glue to cure, then I can start glueing the frames! I've also begun cleaning up and priming some of the metal bits...
  8. Got the rabbets cut on the bow half of the false keel. Was a lot easier to keep it even than I thought it would be...
  9. 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!
  10. 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!

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