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  1. Hello all I spend every day on looking at all the fantastic models in this forum so I thought it was time to share mine build. It is the first wood model I build but I have built plastic models since I was child (Airplanes and tanks with focus on WWII). I should have done this log long ago but I get messed up in priming, airbrushing, coating etc. Have to redone it a couple of times....... I have added some extra details on the ship to make it more like photos from 1934. I apologise for the bad photos but I am not a expert on photos:) I choose this kit as a learning kit and my goal is to build period ships in the future. Next build will be Sherbourne by caldercraft. Well here are the photos:) Jörgen
  2. Never in my wildest dreams did I think i would ever be posting in this forum. But I am an avid fan of the America's Cup and its long history. I have read most of the books on this boat. And I have not found a kit that did her justice. So I decided to go to the dark side. I would not even consider this if we did not have such a wonderful group here willing to provide support. I will be asking lots of questions. And this will be a slow project while I work on my kits. And while I figure out what I am doing. So let me begin. At the suggestion of a member of our local club. I ordered the plans from the Smithsonian. What arrived you will see below. I currently have access to a shop with 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting abilities. This also adds some to my confidence that this is a project I can complete. I am also told that my new workshop has the ability to mold in Pewter. All I need is a model of the Trophy. Please don't hesitate to comment. I am going to be leaning hard on my betters in this forum. So questions - 1. Any idea how I can get several photos of the trophy that I can stitch together into a 3D rendering? 2. Suggestions how I take the lines from the plans to create a 2D drawing that I can laser cut? What you see below is a Jpeg. but I also have it in PDF format.
  3. Is any one besides me going to be following the America' Cup 35th defense? Did you watch the last defense in San Fransisco in 2013? What's your thought's of the catamaran winged boats? Do you think they are an abomination or did they save America's Cup from extinction and bring some excitement back into the sport?
  4. The build log begins! Dedicated to my sailor girl! Funny but I thought I would be intimidated by the abundance of parts but fortunately I am not. Wish me luck boys, I need this done by January / Feb 2015 and awaaaay we go ... Scale 1:63
  5. 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!
  6. 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.....
  7. I want to first of all Thank, Jennifer Emmet @ Farr Yacht Design , For all her help with my reaserch for this project, as well as Harmen Rockler @ Farr Yacht Design. To Start this is the most difficult scratch build I have done , I reaserched this boat for 3 months , Making countless drawing's and lofting frame packages. I then decided to put it dowm for a while. I was planning on starting the BMW ORACLE boat , I then re looked at the info and decided to build this amazing boat. I first saw this boat in 92' in San Diego It was incredible to see her sail ( she is fast ) In my opinion she should have sailed against America3 for the cup. I am building her at 3/8" = 1' - 0" Scale she's almost 27" in length , I am going to build her with the twin Keel ( Original concept designed by Capt' Nate Herreshoff ) I started on her yesterday morning .First, I cut out the keel section ( wich I made out of 2 pieces ) and cut out all the frames, This will be a complete build that can be put in Water .( not sure about RC due to the twin Keel ) Here are the results
  8. I've recently gotten into the America's cup and I find it all fascinating. I admit it's highly political and seems the rules are always changing to help the favor the winner holding onto the cup. Still the mix bag of boats and strategies is intriguing. The recent change to the AC72 and the foiling technology I find a really cool. I read somewhere that they are reaching speeds of 100 KPH. Have to admit that's crazy fast for a sailing vessel. I've also read a lot of skeptics. Many don't like the AC72 because the cost involved is keeping teams out of the race. Seems though except for maybe just after WWII part of the strategy for holding onto the cup or obtaining the cup was who can through the most money around. So really has anything changed? I am still new to the Americas cup and honestly I don't know a whole lot so I figured there maybe some people out there who have followed this more closely that can share some opinions and thoughts on the upcoming races or the America's cup in general.
  9. 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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