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  1. Hi. I am 14 and I am a electric wheelchair user and I am not very strong. My carer will be doing all the physical work like lifting the glue and cutting the timbers. I wanted to build a wooden model ship like my carer Antony UK. We started the black pearl but the magazines arrived for the first few weeks then nothing so I cancelled the subscription. I have just bought this from Cornwall Model Boats. The Black Queen. http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mamoli_MM60.html It's the Mini Mamoli series and it's a beginners model. Solid hull is a nice way for me to start. My carer said that I should do a build log so it might help other people to build this model. That's enough about me Opening the box The contents. The small bits. And the timber. The Hull. The instructions are quite poor considering that they need to be interpreted by beginners model.. Trying to read through the instructions. Starting the build. I sanded the hull being careful not to sand the edges that are deck level as I wanted these square. I then added a strip of 3X3 on the stern to give the correct angle. No 3X 3 supplied. Next I have cut the planks to length. The instructions ask for 15 mm long planks for the decks. I made them 25mm long. Planks that are 15mm long and 3mm wide don't look right. Next I added the deck edges. Only 2 as seen on the photo. This allows me to overlap the edge of the deck with the planks. I will trim this later after the planking is complete. Then add the other edge strip. The Planks were glued to paper in the correct pattern with PVA glue. I will be doing a little bit each day during the holiday. Alex S
  2. Hi, I have introduced my self on here . As I said before, after many years, finally I have found some time to enjoy ship model building. Since I'm new in this hobby, I have decided to start with The American Bermuda Sloop "Jamaica". The Bermuda sloop is a type of fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel developed on the islands of Bermuda in the 17th century. In its purest form, it is single-masted, though some ships with such rigging can be built with as many as three masts, which are also known as Schooners. Its original form had gaff rigging , but evolved to use what is now known as Bermuda rig, which had been used on smaller Bermudian boats since the early 17th century, making it the basis of nearly all modern sailing yachts. Although the Bermuda sloop is often described as a development of the narrower-beamed Jamaica sloop, which dates from the 1670s, the high, raked masts and triangular sails of the Bermuda rig are rooted in a tradition of Bermudian boat design dating from the earliest decades of the 17th century. (Taken from Wikipedia). Here in Serbia, it is quite difficult to find brand name ship model kits, so I have contacted shipbuilder's association "Kormilo" from Kraljevo to buy a kit. Guys, Milos and Marko, has founded the association in 1998 and after many years, decided to make kit completes, so builders from Serbia can find enough material and instructions to enjoy this hobby. Since I'm new and would like to improve my building ability, I will appreciate any comment from experienced builders. BUILD LOG #1 Before I started with a build, I have made building slip. I have improvised the toll using material that I have found at home. The building slip gave me the ability to start the building with the right angle on all axes. I have checked whether all bulkheads fit the keel and after that, each one is glued. Since this is my first wooden model build, I have added balsa support between three first and last bulkheads, which will make it planking easier for me. Also using the template from a ship plan I have made a deck and mount it on a hull. So far so good. Next is planking. Hopefully, I'll be lucky enough to do it well. Regards. M.
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