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  1. Well when you are getting frustrated with your current project there are only a few choices on what to do: 1. You could continue on. From My experience bad things happen in this situation 2. You could burn the model and give up 3. Or you could just put it away for a bit and turn to another project. The only downside of this is the evil stares from the admiral. and she says "Another project?!!" Elsewhere on this site there is another log of this wonderful kit. Seeing that build reminded me what was on my shelf. One thing led to another and now you will see the results. Being a huge fan of America's Cup I just had to have a nice kit of a famous boat from that series. I think this is one of the most beautiful boats there is. So without Further ado I give you the Endeavour!
  2. And so my first ever build and build log, (pics to follow shortly!) Open opening the box, it's surprising how flat pack evrything is! although teh quality looks great, ot sof very small metal components and the wood look decent quality. Instructions are in Italian, which for a moment threw me, untill I found the corresponding English translation sheet. In fact instructions are great, lots of diagrams and lots of step by step instructions. The kit comes with a hammer, sanding block, vice, tweezers, and a detailed sanding pen tool, and I have to say teh quality is surprisingly good. For a first timer like me, this is superb. One thing that has struck me is the cloth sail material provided. It has stitch lines printed on, which, though useful, I think will look a bit rubbish on the model. Is this normal, or is it normal to just use this fabric as a guide and go out and buy some other blank linen type fabric? I'm jumping teh gun here as the sails are pretty much one of the last steps but thought I'd ask! First task is sanding and shaping the boom.....
  3. Greetings, Along with building BlueJacket's 80' Elco PT Boat, I've decided to start on the Endeavour Half Hull by BlueJacket. She was the British Challenger in the 1934 America's Cup. The kit is as a 'Bread and Butter' build... Cheers, Tim

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