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  1. I started my build of the Andrea Gail. Small in size but has many details on the finished model. Billing building style of splitting the hull in half then combine together after planking is finished.
  2. I started this build over a year ago but what with one thing or another, I have made only a very limited amount of progress with it. Brain injury sure introduces a bunch more challenges! Anyhow, I have the two hull halves about ready to begin planking. Billings directs that they should be planked separately, then the two halves be stuck together. In the meantime; While I experiment with plank bending (accompanied by the frequent discarding of broken planks) ; I fight with myself over rebelling - glue the two halves together now, then plank the entire thing. I really would like to hear recommendations one way or the other, from those of you who know better! ( Given My lack of experience,This clearly includes all of you)! Help please!
  3. once upon an idea...........there was a concept to build three boats, all with a holiday theme. they were part of an experiment, to replicate hulls, using kit parts panels. in my opinion, it was a success....the M&M fun ship being a completed build, the trawler 'Syborn' well on it's way towards being the second ship to be completed. the 'Syborn' is unique to me, because it was an added experiment in making the hull longer by adding in copies of key ribs, stretching the hull. these two were created using the hull from the Billing's Mary Ann.......or even the Cux 87. when I assembled the hull for the Boulogne Etaples, I saw possibilities yet again.....and the three hulls were created from the parts panels from this kit. I originally had three themes for the subject of Christmas, but as time went on, one of the themes fell through. I was left with a hull without a theme in building these boats.......I at least want them to be somewhat logical {although the M&M boat was more of an 'admiral's whim' }. when I was making these hulls.......I had thoughts about the Andrea Gail. I looked her up in the Billings catalog.....the bones were there...it could be done. I kept her on the back burner.....I have projects started already...enough to keep me busy for a while. maybe later. months past............... it was during my two month hiatus, that the idea surfaced again. I had downloaded the instructions for the R/C version of the A.G. and thought I would look at them. I also found that there was also a static kit out there as well....smaller scale, but just as detailed. I thought about the Gundalow, and how a simple article I read, stopped me in my tracks. perhaps that is the same problem here......can't say for sure......but you know it's pretty chronic, if the admiral starts to take notice if you've been following the Holiday Harbor build, you've seen the modifications that needed to be done, to create the basic hull. I found an interesting article: Perfect Storm, The - THE ANDREA GAIL seeing the movie about the Andrea Gail during the time frame made me want to attempt this, all the more. I wish i had saved a copy of the search records.......they never found Capt. Tyne or his crew. ....and so......to where I am now. the hull and the pilot house has been created. the hull needs to have the external rails done, and soon the paint. I'm using the Billing's plans as sort of a practicum, so......if you see something that may not be exactly correct, it's just me keeping the copyright monster at bay {but it will be in the ballpark though}. here is the hull and where I am now I only had a chance to sand down the roof line of the pilot house so far....more needs to be done. the ice maker looked too deep to me.......I took about 1/4 of an inch from it, so that it would sit under the cut - a - way on the starboard side. lastly.......here is the boat that they used in the movie......you can see on the bow where they had changed the name.
  4. The startline of my third build The Andrea Gail from the film The Perfect Storm came as a surprise when the chairman of our model club told me he took a try with modelship building in wood but ended with a frustrating end and wanted to get it of his hands I told him immediately that I would take it home and see what I could do and that I can keep it. So when I got home I could not ressist taking a look at it and realised I had to take it apart and start all over making sure that the hull is nice and straight and go from there. The next day I spended it taking it apart getting the glue off and sanding everything to its original state and glue the hull back together again. I am excited to take this challange and to learn more about this awesome hobby
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