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  1. I will have to check that out. I heard the company went out of business. Their decent kits for beginners. I have the Evangeline FSB still in the box to do. So an experienced builder its no problem more like me
  2. I started this schooner Brigadoon. It's from Freedom song Boatworks. I had no experience before with this company so thought I would try it out. Was an ebay purchase a year ago and being out of production it interested me. I found first of all that it's a bit low on quality of contents. No wood blocks. Had to handcut the parts . No modern laser cuts. It reminds me of a kit you would have gotten in the 70s or so. I am upgrading to many parts such as belaying pins and going to wooden blocks. For the price you pay I would have liked these extras. It's a pretty easy hull to assemble and i have enjoyed building thus far. I painted the bottom with copper and patinaed the paint for appeal . Added 14 mm belaying pins and going to wooden blocks for rigging. Not using white beads that came in kit. Upgrading parts is fun ..adds a challenge to improving the model.
  3. Hi everyone...I am a new member. I live in Walla Walla ,Wa. Been ship modeling for at least 30 years. My first wooden kit was the Scottish Maid made in 1986. Great introduction to double layered planking and trying to get some experience into wooden ships. I fell in love with sailing ships when about 10 years old. I am an avid artist so I do oils and watercolors as well. I had an uncle I met at 12 years old who scratch built wooden ships and I was hooked! Anyway I have a build going right now of the schooner Brigadoon from freedom song boatworks. Plan on starting a thread on this unique kit.
  4. I have been building the Brigadoon schooner and I agree the white beads isn't a good choice for blocks. I have replaced some parts for better look but overall its been fun to build and a modeler can choose to add details that dont come in the kit. I think also its overpriced for the meager contents but gives the builder the challenge of upgrading details that enhance the great appearance you get once finished

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