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  1. This build is in planning at this time, should start in the next month or two. I have the kit and have checked the parts and started to prep them for building.
  2. This will be my first POB model. During the past year I completed the solid hull version of the Model Shipways Rattlesnake. I made a lot of mistakes but learned a lot and acquired some skills in the process. I selected Fair American for my next project because I like the size and appearance of the model, as well as its relatively simple rig made even easier by the larger quarter inch to the foot scale. I am a bit nervous about the hull planking – especially the lower hull. But I have read and re-read the planking books and tutorials, and studied the build logs on this site. I am very grateful to have access to these. My “plan B” if I mess up the planking is to get a big bucket of plastic wood and some sandpaper... I have checked the parts list, and the only thing that seems to be missing is the small dowel for the flag staff (part WP5100-06). I noticed other build logs reporting that the center keel did not line up with the plans. Mine pretty much did – but my kit has the center keel as one piece; not the two described by others. I extracted the center keel, keel, stem, and sternpost from Wood Sheet “A”. When I placed them together, I discovered that the keel is approximately ¼ inch too short. Notice in the photo the gap between the stem and the keel. I will most likely just cut a small piece of wood to fill this unless any of you has a better suggestion. <<Gary>>
  3. Hello again fellow builders. Was wondering if one wanted to lets say make the Fair American or Armed Virginia Sloop from 1/48 scale to 1/64 or another scale what might be the challenges a modeler might face? Aside from a few fittings and changing the size of the wood planks, parts, etc, the kits seem to have very clear instructional guides to work with but curious if anyone's every tried doing so and what the process would entail. Also would one say doing so would be significantly harder to build than the kit directly from the box? Appreciate the shared wisdoms cheers/jeers and/or speculations. Charlie
  4. I am building a model shipways Fair American and have been working on a few bits of kit bashing. I like what rafine did with his build: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/1114-fair-american-by-rafine-model-shipways-kitbashed/page-3 he could only say that he had an old model railroad street light for his. right now I have two different ones that are about right but each has some problems. the two I have are a set of Lionel lights part number 6-24156 and a set of Rail King / MTH part number 30-1062 of the two the Lionel are slightly smaller and closer to scale. but they do not have the framework to look like metal strips that held the top and bottom together. also they have a very simple top and bottom for the lamp. the Rail King parts have a more ornate look , if they were just a bit smaller they would be perfect! both are "O-Scale" and the difference in size is very small. So far what I have is using some of the parts from each I will have one lantern that I think will end up looking right. I am replacing the bulb that came with them with a small yellow led that has a random flicker to look more like an oil lamp. when I get time I will post some pictures of the two types of lamp and my results. the final lantern will be part of my build, here is a link to my build log http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/28-fair-american-by-figuerres-modelshipways-148-kit/

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