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  1. Great build. I have the kit finished to the point of installing the frames. I only hope to complete it as well as you have. It's waiting me to finish Chuck's Cheerful. Hope to use your build log to guide me somewhat. My congrats to you
  2. So I have worked on the deck furniture especially the windlass. (that was fun!) and they are dry fitted here. As you can see I have the deck boards completed as well. I' happy with that so far. After some touch up and refinement It'll do. I also have the bow sprit on it's way as are most of the cannon carriages Additionally I have completed some of the fittings as well. I will try to be more timely with my posts. On to more building Ric
  3. I did not realize that it has been so long since I posted on this build. I have been steadily working on the ship but due to some health issues I have not accomplished as much as I would like to. I will post some pictures as soon as the battery in my camera charges. Ric
  4. Sweet! I don't know how I missed this, Your work is great I followed your Morgan mostly after you finished it. I have the CW Morgan but haven't started it until I finish my Cheerful build. Keep up the great work! Ric
  5. Ya i spent a long time waxing the parts (before assembling) anything. if you are doing it for a nice finish don't bother. I does nothing in that regard just soaks in. I did it for protection from absorbing moisture and glue. I think it helps. Oh, be careful not to wax where the glue needs to go Ric i
  6. I got mine yesterday. I knew that was on backorder 5 weeks ago. I am working on assembling just now and using this blog to guide me. Thanks for posting it. I have spent the last 1 and a half hour waxing all the pieces. on to glueing the assembling the parts. Ric
  7. Thanks again for the kind words, Here some shots of my modified solution to add a strake. I think it will do. I know that I must work more closely with the plans and it is amazing that a small mistake earlier in the construction will cause such an error Thanks to all Ric
  8. Thank You all for the kind words. Thanks Chuck I can see that now and I appreciate your support. I think I will opt for the additional strake. Already working them. You a always there for many.
  9. So here I am AGAIN with a severe error. My cap rail at the stern will not match up with the transom top rail. I am 3/8 of an inch off. I sen chuck an email for help and as always he got back to me nearly immediately suggesting I look closely at the plans for the transom. I think I see the problem.... I hope. It is gonna involve more tear out and rebuild the transom.
  10. So on I went. Time for the false deck Then paint time for paint on the inner bulkheads. A shot of the waterways in place And a final shot of the touched up and partially completed Cheerful. I am far from done but on I go. There is hardly a day goes buy that I done work on this ship. Time to order some stuff from Chuck.
  11. So it has been quite sometime since I posted any progress on this build. That doesn't mean that I have not been working on the build. I guess I would rather put the time into building the Cheerful. I just wish I had paid a bit more attention to the plans when I measure the length of the planks. as a result I have way to many joints out of place and they wonder too much. There was also some areas that were just not right so... I proceeded to remove some sections. Not easy to do! The more I removed the worse it got Heres what I started with.... Heres how bad it got...
  12. Good I am happy to see that you will be back soon. I have quite a delay in documenting my Cheerful build, but I continue to continue to build. Just need to catch up on the build log. See ya soon.
  13. Nice work it sure is coming along. My build is about the same point it is a challenging endeavor.
  14. I checked and there indeed 3 strakes above the 1/16 molding and I see that yours are as well. I have no idea what I was looking at. Keep up the good work. Ric
  15. It has been a couple of weeks since I have updated this build. My kids and grandkids were here visiting from up north and that left not much time for building. I have however made some progress After planking the whales an up to the molding strip I realized that I should have divided the uppermost 2 planks more evenly and was left with a plank that was too narrow at both the stem and stern. I decided to accept the result knowing it could be better, sad to say After this I am acutely aware of this and it won't happen again. I do however continue planking to the sheer. Th
  16. Svein, Great work. I am currently building the Cheerful as well. I am at about the same point as you. This such a great build and a whole lot better than my previous "kit builds" I have done in the past. I have started a build log as well. Keep up the super work and I am looking forward to following your build. Ric
  17. Hi Rick Yes I have made some progress and I will post a couple of pictures a bit later. Early on in the build, I missed the step to glue a 1/16" strip before gluing the keel assembly that creates the rabbit. I spoke to Chuck about cutting the rabbit by hand instead. He gave me the advice to take it apart and redo it and to slow down my eagerness and enjoy the build. This ship though not difficult does have some very precise steps. For instance the stern section and the gun ports are all areas to be precise. The plans tell it all. I sometimes forget to use the plans as I am dedicated
  18. I have been working on this build for a couple of weeks now and I will post some pictures of my progress. I purchased the wood package that Chuck offers and Wow! I bought the Alaska Yellow Cedar wood and what a wonderful wood it is. Working with this wood I have to say is a great pleasure. The quality is tremendous a credit to Chucks skill a pride in the items he offers for sale. If you never worked with this yellow cedar you should try it. A great aroma as well. Her are some picture of my progress so far...
  19. I have never attempted a build log, but I think I will attempt one for Chuck’s Cheerful project. After partially completing 7 kits none of which are finished I found this opportunity to get away from the constraints of the kit building process. I also can avoid the rigging process that I must eventually tackle … but that for another day. The kit builds that are on hold are Kate Cory whaling brig, New Bedford whale boat, Bounty, Cutty Sark, Bounty Launch, Glad Tidings Pinky schooner, and Niagara Brig, Some are to the point of my dreaded rigging process. I am certain I’ll finish them if I live t
  20. I have this kit still in the box and look forward to the build one day. Lots to still do before that though. Sweet ship you did there I love the diorama.
  21. Blue Ensign, I could not say it better than Kurt has. Wonderful build that has encouraged me to take a stab at it. I have several builds in progress to the point of rigging and that frightens me so I put it off. Your build put my decision over the top. I have Chuck's plans and just ordered the wood for my build of the Cheerful today. I am looking forward to my build. Thanks for the inspiration Ric
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