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  1. Didn’t take long for me to get the new kit opened and unboxed. I figured ill present the contents of the kit since it seems to be a less common kit on this website. I was initially planning on doing a master korabel but the hobby shop called me with too good of a deal to turn down. Upon opening the the box I was fairly impressed with the contents, especially after my recent build which was fairly basic. All of the parts are laser cut and pop out easy. I haven’t opened and closely inspected the die cast parts but at first glance looking through the case it all appears to be good quality. The sales came pre-sewn, which is a very nice touch. This will be my first attempt at assembling and planking a ship, so we will see how it goes.
  2. I want to put some led lights in this kit, so I will try to bash it a bit. First I will leave the doors open, so I have to make the cabins look more realistic. I cut some parts from the hull sections stern view bow stern cabin main deck Captain's quarters, windows will be real so you can take a look inside cabin, hopefully I will make some furnitures
  3. Have been lurking watching others build their san frans and thought I'd throw my hat into the ring. Im right at The rigging stage and though it would be smart to get help. plus I'm starting the MS rattlesnake and know thats going to be interesting . Doing this from my phone will upload pics from there hopefully
  4. Hello all, This is my first wooden ship model kit and will say that although I have built many other type of kits ( R/C cars, planes and plastic models) this is quite a confusing kit,specifically the differentiating of wood to be used in certain steps.I have read others posts that have stated that this kit manufacturer is lacking in clarity in their directions. I would appreciate any input from anyone currently building this kit or from anyone who has had experience with this kit or manufacturer. Thank you in advance. Doug H
  5. This is my first build of a sailed ship and my first build log. I am sure help will be needed along the way. Randy
  6. Hello all, This is my second AL kit, and my first post in a ship builders forum. Progressing slowly, probably no more than an hour per week and sometimes much less, mainly enjoying the build process. Some pics of the progress are here: https://plus.google.com/photos/110787951766792468149/albums/6032635228534265041?authkey=CM7y0cjvwYXxag A small request to the members - I have misplaced the AL instructions booklet (would have liked to blame the kids but it was probably me), can anyone post scans of the instructions, I have also sent a request to AL and waiting to see if it's possible to acquire it separately. Smooth sailing to all.
  7. I'm reposting some of the photos that I've archived from the original log. Being a novice I did a considerable amount of reading and made too many mistakes to count. Lacking experience and being a perfectionist was rough and knowing when "good enough" was "good enough" is probably the most important thing I learned, other than not to repeat the mistakes, of course! So here goes, from the beginning, yet another San Francisco II build log. If I were to do this again, I would probably add filler all the way to frame 2. Being so blunt nosed it was difficult to give a consistent gentle curve to the planks from frames 2 to 0 afterwards. There are some annoying flat spots that can't be sanded out after planking.
  8. This is my second wooden ship build (and my first build diary on MSW). Please feel free to comment on my progress and offer any tips I am still on the steep upward curve of learning on this. some pics of initial progress will be posted soon as i work out how to do it IMG_7119.jpg.html IMG_7120.jpg.html IMG_7173.jpg.html IMG_7253.jpg.html IMG_7256.jpg.html
  9. New to building wooden ships and jumped right in. Really happy with my work and want to continue learning and helping others. I plan on posting through my build log to get some feedback from others. This forum was so helpful to me in getting started I'd like to help out if anyone has a question.
  10. This is my first build of this scale. I did one practice build on a beginner kit. Began my San Francisco II build Nov 14th of 2013 This is how it starts out
  11. Hello everyone I have recently gotten back into this hobby, and this is my first build and I am running into problems. Ive heard this is the place to go, so here we go First off, a start I know there are rough edges, and I am using a Dremel to sand/cut them off at a later point
  12. That's my first build of that scale, but not the first experience with ship modeling. The goal is to complete this kit on a reasonable time, gain enough experience, and then start a new one - more detailed and expensive - polishing it to perfection. So this log will be quite boring, I do not plan to do any interesting changes to the kit, and will use details provided in the kit. Otherwise the build time will be increased unreasonably
  13. Reposting previous and continuation of my build log. I know a little OCD with my organization, but it works for me and keeps everything safe and away from my herd of dogs mouths. Robbyn
  14. Model very popular among modellers. In Russia and Ukraine this kit was on sale in two options: "San Francisco II" and "San Francisco II +". In the last option according to the arrangement between AL and the Russian firm Melanija the boat and mast top were wooden type-setting, cut out by the laser from plywood. Here I provide the description of construction of a kit "San Francisco II +" with small alterations: props of gallery, helmstock, metal details of masts and rods of anchors are replaced with the wooden; gun trunks are blackened; sails from a set are replaced. In a nose balsa inserts are established. The caulking of a deck flooring is executed by means of threads.
  15. Hi All, I've been lurking while building my San Francisco 2 over the last few months and decided to join model ship world! I haven't posted what everyone else has com to the same point as me, rather I'll post a few images showing a couple of differences I've made early on. My first major change was removing the midship bulkhead going up to the deck and making it look like San Francisco 1, I thought this looked more authentic. Secondly I created staggard planking system, stopping and starting at certain frames instead of the full length stringers. This seemed to work well and used us far less planks than supplied (which was limited). hopefully this will look ok. See a few pictures below (I'm not sure how the attaching pictures work yet!) ) I'm up to the stage of drill holes into the hull, putting on the rubbing strakes and attaching the balconies etc.; I'll be updating from this point on. I've attached a couple of pictures of where I am at the moment. Happy modelling, Ashen!
  16. I'm posting my pictures again of my build on the San Fran 2. Previously I didn't get any comments which is fine because I know the build isn't one of the greatest, but this is more for a...what not to do. My wife likes the ship and that's all that counts.
  17. Hi, just some photos of my first build San Francisco 2 from Artesania Latina. It is a single plank kit, but i did the best i could with the experience i had and the help of the numerous build logs. The photos of the finished build are in the gallery. In case you would like to ask anything, feel free to do it. Thank you, Sokrates

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