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Tim I.

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  1. Bob, Your carronades turned out great! What did you send to Shapeways to get them 3D printed? Thank you, Tim I.
  2. Rusty, Thank you for bringing your barge to our ship group meeting this past Saturday. It was great to see it! - Tim I.
  3. Bob, It looks good. Are you going to do anything special with the lintels and the sills of the gunports? I left them as the directions called for. I think it is something that if I had to do it over again, I would dress them up a bit. Thank you, Tim I.
  4. Doug, Good luck on your new companionways. I really enjoy Philip Reed's book, with all the illustrations and depictions of extra detail. I have been picking at my PdN for close to four years now. It was the first ship kit I purchased, and over the years have built other ships, but this one continues to be a challenge for me. I am enjoying following your log, and am looking forward to seeing how your new companionways come out. - Tim I.
  5. Rusty, Is the line in the kit monofilament? If so, what "test" is it? Thank you, Tim
  6. Chuck, I am glad to see this project underway again. I am eager to build this when the kit becomes available! - Tim I.
  7. Bob, I used the tape. I cut out 1,800 plates, but only applied 840 to the hull of my PdN (I counted them for you). Of course, some were discarded because I was not happy with how they turned out (blemishes or how they laid on the hull). If I was to give you a round number, I would suggest planning for a 1,000. - Tim
  8. John, Pulling up a seat. I really enjoyed reading your Kate Cory build log, and am eager to see what you do with the Syren. Tim I.
  9. Rusty, A bit late to the party, but pulling up a seat. Tim I.
  10. Rafine, Agree, it is tough to find a copy. Up until two years ago Reed's book was still being printed. YOu may be able to find a second hand copy on Abe Books.com or Amazon.com. Google Books also had a digital copy that could be viewed / purchased at one point. Or if there are specific points of detail or pages, you want - I can scan and e-mail, private message them to you if that helps. - Tim I.
  11. Rafine, I would love to say that the instructions get better, but they really do not. My build of the PdN has been put on hold so many times, either due to lack of information or conflicting information in various sources. Unfortunately, this will be compounded when you get to the rigging stage. There are two books I would recommend on the PdN. The first book is Howard Chapelle's, "The Search for Speed Under Sail: 1700-1855". This book shows a copy of the draught taken off the ship by the Admiralty when it was captured by the British during the War of 1812. Even though the rigging plan is in 1:192 scale, pages 237-239 offer some extra details on the ship (that are not well represented or present in the plans) including a belaying diagram. These diagrams are based of off Chapelle's drawings taken from the Admiralty drawings in the Greenwich Museum in the UK, and also represent the condition of the model of the PdN in the Smithsonian Museum. The second book is Philip Reed's, "Period Ship Model Making An Illustrated Master Class: The Building of the American Privateer Prince de Nuefchatel". This book is a "must have" in my opinion. Although Reed takes some creative license with his portrayal of the vessel, he offers detailing options that are not mentioned in the plans, and techniques that may be valuable in the assembly of the ship. In the book he builds two versions of the model one in a water base with sails, the second on a base with running and standing rigging. I hope this is helpful. Thank you, Tim I.

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