This is my Yacht Mary, just recently finished after working on it for over ten years. Most of the rigging was completed within the last six months. Lots of 'Chuck' blocks and rope that I made myself.
I learned a lot while building this over the years, particularly from the work and contributions of the members here at MSW, and back when Dry Dock Models was still around.
Gretel - Mamoli Kit - Scale 1:54 UpdatedThis is a model I built a few years ago as a gift for a relative. I lean towards creating an art piece, rather than a historically accurate model. However, I now strive toward a more accurate scaling of various details, which were not provided in this kit. I hope to be able to compare this effort with present and future efforts, as I take advantage of all the valuable information I have gleaned from Model Ship World.
This is the Mantua Kit of an 18th Century French Naval Gun.
I used very little of the actual kit, except for the barrel and some of the metal fittings. I used various woods from my wood collection. For example, the deck was some strip wood, sold as doll house hardwood flooring. I have my own little rope machine, with which I made all the rope. The blocks came from Jersey Ben .. ( Back when... )