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Pete Jaquith

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  1. I recently purchased the CAF Model 130mm ships boat kit. With some additions as recommended by Allan, this builds into an interesting 18' lap strake cutter. I plan to display it stowed on the gallows in traditional fashion. Next step is on to the quarterdeck rails. Regards, Pete
  2. Allan, Thanks for your input. I will try to address these points in my build. Kind regards, Pete
  3. I recently purchased CAF Model's B-01-130 130mm lap strake ship's boat. The parts are very delicate. What glue would be appropriate for assembly? Regards, Pete - Shipbuilder
  4. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of hull outfit: Transom trim and carvings were highlighted/painted with Deco Color Prime-Premio gold metallic paint pens Transom windows were previously formed to follow the curve of the transom trim and planking Transom windows were painted, glazed, and installed (Micro Kristal Klear was used for window glazing) Ship’s name was installed (prepared and printed with MS Word) Rudder chains were blackened and installed Next steps will continue with installation of
  5. An old article from the files using copper tape. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Copper Sheathing the Ship Model Hull_Rev 2.doc
  6. Shop conditions have improved allowing further progress. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of hull outfit: Chain plates were fabricated from 22 ga. silver soldered brass wire rings (1/2” and 7/16” dia. respectively), formed around the deadeyes, and closed with soft solder. A simple jig was used to check the forming of deadeyes. Deadeye/chain plate assemblies were painted/installed Channel caps were painted/installed With the bow and P/S side zones complete, next steps will address completion of transom deta
  7. Shop conditions have improved significantly. Now working to relearn past skills (i.e. silver brazing, window glazing, etc.); however, overhanging potential of a large full scale shipbuilding project. I will have to work to balance priorities. Pictures will follow completion of chain plates, lower deadeyes, channel caps, etc. Regards from the shipyard Pete
  8. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of exterior hull outfit: Gangway steps were painted/installed Gun port hinges were fabricated, painted, and installed based on a mini-kit from Syren Ship Models Quarter badges were painted, glazed, and installed (Micro Kristal Klear was used for window glazing) Next steps will continue with installation of chain plates, lower deadeyes, and channel caps and then it’s on to complete the transom outfit. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  9. Bob, Tim, A little cooler/less humid this morning. Looking forward to some progress in the coming days. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  10. Limited progress due to CA heat wave (~116 outside and high 80's in my shop). Working P/S exterior hull outfit: Gangway steps - complete Aft gunport hinges - in process Quarter badges - in process Chain plates, lower deadeyes, and channel caps - next up Pictures will follow completion. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  11. Etubino, Building up the Brig "Fair American" stern structure was an interesting challenge. Once complete with windows, ship's name, and quarter badges it should be impressive and representative of these beautiful ships from the past. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  12. Working exterior hull outfit. Progress put on temporary hold due to CA heat wave and resulting high temperatures/humidity in my garage work shop. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  13. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of the head rails and bow fittings: Head rails were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 3/32” laminated stock (3 layers of 1/32” sheet stock with opposing grain) Middle rails were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 1/16” sheet stock Cheek knees were previously fabricated/installed from 1/16” sheet stock Boomkins were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 1/8” sheet stock Catheads were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 3/16” sheet stock Head and middle rail
  14. Captain Hook, Thank you for the likes. I typically break the edges on hull planking and try to minimize sanding in order to retain plank runs. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  15. Bob, Thank you for your interest. I find the work rewarding and she is a fine looking ship. More to follow in the coming days. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  16. Progress continues on the head structure. More pictures to follow when this work area is completed. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  17. Mugje, Thanks for your interest. Its been a long project as construction on this build started in October 2011. "Fair American" construction was delayed from 2012 to 2019 due to competing full scale shipbuilding assignments and moves from Hancock NH to San Diego and Indio CA. With painting in hand, progress should move along a little faster, Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  18. Chris, Thanks for your interest. She is starting to come together now. Many more bitts and pieces to be added to complete the exterior. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  19. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of lower hull outfit: Rudder was painted and installed Rudder gudgeons were fabricated and installed (strips of painted Bristol board) Keel and horseshoe plates were installed (from Syren Ship Model Company) Next steps will continue installation of exterior hull outfit with completion of the head structure. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  20. Ryland, Thanks for the likes. Construction is moving along slowly but my eyes limit the detail. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  21. Milestone Achieved. With the Brig Fair American hull outfit well along, a major milestone was reached with completion of exterior hull painting. The following notes apply: Head rails, figurehead, catheads, gangway steps, chain plates & channel caps, gunport hinges, quarter badges, and rudder were left loose to facilitate masking and painting Paint was Model Expo Marine Acrylics (Hull Tallow, Hull Yellow Occre & Hull Spar Black) and Floquil Polly Scale (AT&SF Red) Masking was done with Tamiya masking tape Gold trim was done with Deco Color Prime-Premio
  22. Status update: Painting nearing completion but I still have to add gold trim to transom moldings / carvings. Many pre-fabricated bitts and pieces to be added to complete exterior hull outfit. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  23. Stephen, I have had good success with a non-bleed fabric marker "FabricMate" from Jo Ann Fabrics. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  24. "Fair American" is in the paint shed. Many coats/colors so it will be a few more days. Then many bits and pieces to be added. Pictures to follow. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
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