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Geoff Matson

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About Geoff Matson

  • Birthday 08/07/1947

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Harvard Illinois
  • Interests
    Presently building MSW Constitution and working on the Masting and Rigging part

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  1. Will miss you Dan. I know you will be making sawdust for ever
  2. Great problem solving skills and your rails turned out great.
  3. I have always enjoyed following your builds. They have made me a better modeler and I enjoyed your problem solving skills. I will miss your help and wisdom. Take care Dan.
  4. I cut mine from a pattern and then adjusted it by sanding to fit the width at the bow. Glad to se you having fun!
  5. Your Conny is looking great. Isn't it amazing how building a kit model turns you into a scratch builder. I did the same thing with my transom rail. I have been busy with other projects this last year and am looking to getting back with Conny soon.
  6. You are doing a great job. I know the Constitution is a big project. It is really two parts. All the construction, which you seem to be enjoying and the the Rigging part. Just be patient and enjoy the process. I look forward to you coming posts. Have fun making sawdust.
  7. Looks like you have outdone yourself again. Great looking boat. Just keep making sawdust and all is well.
  8. What a great project Hank. Looks like you are progressing right along. It sure beats my bead room model shop! I will be following your progress.
  9. Looking good Jeff. Glad you are back. Your Conny looks great! Looking forward to watching your progress.
  10. Daniel your model is looking great and I am following your progress. The biggest problem I faced when constructing my Constitution was the matter of scale. As my modeling skills improved I wanted to add as much detail as I could. The only problem was at 1/76 scale, how much detail could I add and still be true to the scale. There is a big difference in a deck plug at 1/4 inch scale and one at 1/76 inch scale. The same goes for copper nails on the copper plates. I went along with JSGerson and left the plugs off of my planking. I did include the nails on the copper plates. However, in retrospect, I wish I had left them off. Remember, it your model. I am sure your representation will be great. Have fun making sawdust.
  11. Welcome to the group. It looks like you are off to a good start. Hang in there and take your time. It is a long build. Have fun making sawdust.
  12. One thing that might help you is to grind the the clothes pin to the inside shape of the boat. I did this with my ships boats on my Constitution and it worked well. I applied the first strake and once it was set I used a spacer help out. Just plan ahead so the bow and stern will have equal spacings. The best thing about modeling is get to acquire you skills as you model. Great job and I look forward to following your progress.

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