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  1. Thank you Keith, this is very helpful. On the kit plans, the planks used to divide the topside deck areas on either side of the hold are referred to as "pond boards". In my overly literal brain, I convinced myself that these areas must have held water somehow for some reason and tried my best to confirm this via research. Now that I've been relieved of that silly misconception, I can give Google a rest for a while. I'm guessing Amati just dropped the U in pound somewhere along the line. That sounds like a wonderful experience and yet another reason why this is such a gr
  2. Thanks James...I think they'll be ok once I have detail and weathering going on in the hold and on deck. Thanks for the helpful info Clearway. I believe this boat would have been active sometime just before and after the turn of the 20th century, say 1890-1910ish? From what I've been able to dig up on this particular type of vessel, the hold could be divided up into compartments at the captain's discretion with boards that fit between the posts below deck. I attempted to model that as best I could without specific plans. I have seen references to the wicker baskets that
  3. My bench time on the actual boat has been hard to come by the last couple of weeks but I have been plugging away a little at a time on the tedious side-project of making miniature herring. I created a master template for the largest fish (just shy of .5" at 1/32 scale) using Adobe Illustrator and fed the .svg file to my Cricut die-cutting machine to test materials. Paper didn't hold up well to the cutting process so I opted for a more vellum-like material I use for frosted windows on my miniature building projects. This material held paint much better than the paper at this size as well. Once
  4. A little more progress to report despite the obligatory to-do list of early Fall weekend chores here in upstate New York. The mini-model of the hold is mostly complete now. I intend to add details here and there where necessary depending how everything looks when all the stuff that lives down there is added later on. I'm still on the fence as to whether I'll be adding light below deck and how far I'll take detailing this area. The rope room is a must but I'm not sure if my "people" hatches will be open. The hold can be divided into various compartments d
  5. Thanks Steve...I’m glad you’re following along. It’s a nice kit that I think you’ll enjoy. I’m looking forward to seeing how other builders tackle this kit! Thanks guys! I wasn’t aware there was a MSW Facebook page! I’m one of the 5 people on earth that doesn’t have a FB account 😂🤦🏻‍♂️
  6. Thanks guys, as always for the encouraging comments! James...I'm using some of the walnut that was intended for the second layer of hull planking (there's a lot of it) but made sure to select the most diverse strips I could find so each board wasn't identical to its neighbor. I'm guessing these boards probably got beaten up and replaced quite often. I also found that flipping over boards from the same strip created a nice variety. With a very light sanding and a subtle whitewash (acrylic paint thinned to maybe 10% opacity) the results seemed reasonably believable. I'll be adding some "
  7. A little more progress to report on the "fish pond" area of the deck and the interior of the hold. Thanks to the helpful links Blue Ensign included in his Zulu (Vanguard) build I'm able to make some educated guesses as to what the hold of my fifie might look like. Most of this area will be cluttered with fish and nets but I'd like to make my interior details as plausible as possible without the benefit of actual plans. So the first step was to build out the secondary decking on either side of the hold. Sub frames installed.
  8. I’m the New Bedford Whaleboat in June. Again, really surprised to be ncluded.
  9. Nobody was more surprised than me to have my build included here...looks like a very nice publication!
  10. Thanks Bob...I wish I could give you specifics on the thread but unfortunately I don't have them. I can say, however, that it was nothing fancy...just the common stuff (cotton I'm guessing) you'd find in a sewing kit.
  11. Those do look good...thanks for the info. Regardless of what product I use, I'm going to need a lot of it!
  12. Thanks James...I haven't decided yet how best do tackle the water. Woodland Scenics makes some interesting products that look promising. https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/category/Water
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