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  1. So the Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack is done and I am taking on a new challenge. Really looking forward to working on the AVS and my first planked hull build. Given how the smack went, you can count on this one taking a while and on lots of basic questions. If my experience to date is any indication you won't let me down! (I know I'll be leaning heavily on GuntherMT's comprehensive build log, which is fantastic, if you haven't checked it out.) I haven't started inventory-ing and organizing all the parts, but wanted to get a few "unboxing" pics up. I've got replacement rope and blocks on the w
  2. Dear fellow modelers, this is my buiding log from other forum. I was asked to put it also here. I started buiding this ship in the beginning of January 2020. As I already did some work on it I will put date on top of all posts that you know from when it was. Hope you will enjoy. 17.12.2019 Hi fellow modelers. I finally decided to buy this wooden model. Thanks for all the tips, knowledge and experience you shared with me. I bought it from USA amazon and there appears to be some issue with verification of amazon request in my Slovak bank. Anybody have a
  3. Hello, this is my first build log. After reading many build logs and hesitate between some models (HMC Sherbourne, HM Cutter Mermaid), I finally choose the Armed Virginia Sloop from Model Shipways in 1:48 scale. I choose this model because I can found many advices on the excellent build logs of this forum: aliluke, DocBlake, GuntherMT, Ryland Craze,... All this logs have wonderful pictures on the building process. I have also found two excellent documents on the web : an addendum from John H. Earl and the practicum of Robert E. Hunt. It's also a model not to much complicate with only on
  4. Hello everyone, this is my third kit build and my first build-log. I wanted to build the excellent cheerful semi-scratch cutter designed by Chuck Passaro next but decided to build this one first cause it was a gift from my wife last christmas and she keeps asking me when I will begin building it. So construction has begun with little one-year delay. The kit itself seems to be of good quality but I may replace some wood with boxwood and some cast-parts. First thing I did was to build a rack to put the model on during the construction. Then I carefully released the bulkheads to dry-f
  5. This is my first model ship build after the Elizabethan Galleon, which was a simple 1st ship build. This is my first build which requires planking and much more. Here are all the parts cut out and laid out on the blue prints. I had my local Staples make a copy of the blueprints so that I could cut them up and abuse them without destroying the originals. FIrst drew the Bearding Lines, using the blueprint section that I cut-out and laid on top of the Center Keel. I then drew the vertical lines for the Bulkheads so that when I go to fit them
  6. Edit: Adding an index Section 1 - Pre-planking work. Beginning the bulkheads Shimming the bulkheads Cutting the Rabbet Reinforcing the bulkheads Fairing bulkhead tops and placing sub-decks Shimming bulkhead extensions and fairing Stern building issues Stern construction Knights heads and first planks Waterways and transom work Section 2 - First planking and surrounding work. Stern windows and planking Outer bulwark planking Lower planking part 1 Side-bar - Reno trip Lower planking part 2 Lower planking part 3 Lower planking part 4 Section 3 - Wales and inner bulwar
  7. Well I got to the point with my 18th Cem\ntury long boat where it seemed finished so I'm starting my second build , MS's Armed Virginia Sloop. I've read the instructions several times especially the beginning. Next I cut out all the bulkheads , the false keel and the stempost , keel and stem. I followed John Earls advice and " cut " theerabbit beforeI installed the sten , keel and sternpost. It just seemed more practical
  8. Finally starting a build log for my AVS I started about a year and a half ago. I haven't made that much progress but now that life has calmed down a bit, I'm hoping to have more time to build. This is my first build log but second model. I have previously built the Indian Girl Canoe by Midwest. Currently I am working on the stern assembly but here are some pictures and comments of the build so far. I must say the various AVS build logs on this site have been a huge help so far in my build. Cut the rabbet and attached the keel, stem and sternpost: Gluing in bulkheads:
  9. By way of introduction, I'm a longtime sailor. All my life I've been fascinated by miniatures of - frankly - just about anything. I'm handy with tools and have a lot of patience, but I have never considered myself much of a woodworker. While I love boats and the water, I've found it more appealing of late to spend more time closer to home. Combine that with the long, gray winters of Cleveland and I'm enjoying immersion in this new hobby. I'm 51 now and haven't built a model of any kind since I was a kid. I've never built a wood one so this will really demand a new set of skills for me.
  10. After a lot of back and forth between the Fair American and this kit, I decided to go for the AVS. It seems to be a fun and exciting build. I think it would be a great opportunity to get some additional skills for the next build on my shelf: Fair American, HMS Unicorn, ... Let's begin!
  11. Hello Everyone, I am pleased to reload my build log of my Armed Virginia Sloop. I was able to find some of my early posts on the internet and some word documents that I had saved, but will have to recreate some of the later posts. As I commented on in this first post, I want to thank those AVS builders and forum members who offered encouragement and advise on this build. Also, a special thanks to Alistair who sent me many PM's and pictures in the last six months encouraging me to complete this build. Originally Posted April 25, 2009 There seems to be a lot of activity on MSW w
  12. I'm beginning my build log of the Lauck Street Shipyards POF kit of an Armed Virginia Sloop, an admiralty style kit in 1/32 scale. The kit arrived in it's box and it is heavy! The contents are high quality hardwoods (primarily cherry for deck beams, knees, carlings etc. and hard maple for the frames) with lots of strip wood of various species for planking, trim etc. There are also a large number of 3-D printed parts; this being the first kit to offer them. There are 5 sheets of plans, each 36" X 24" included. I may alter the kit, and add additional details and possibly substitute some diff
  13. This is my build log for the AVS. I chose this kit for my first one because there are several great build threads on it. It will be fairly obvious that I'm copying a couple of the build logs as close as I can. Like I said in the introduction section, I have a long history with building and flying RC aircraft. I'll try to resist the urge to install servos and an engine. Once I complete this, I'll change my profile pic to a ship... I've cleaned and trued the bulkheads and keel. There was quite a bit of adjusting to do to the slots in the keel. I've cut the rabbet and am in the proce
  14. I enlarged and printed the pattern sheet today.....have a good idea where my tracing vellum is along with my drawing tools. This is exciting. ....this is going to be a REALLY big ship. Onward, Pamela
  15. This is my first post concerning my present project, the Armed Virginia Sloop. I received it in late August 2014 and then went on a two-week tour in September. Have been working on it pretty steady since late September.
  16. Hello all - I have begun to build the Patrick Henry kit and will be updating this build log as I go along. The Patrick Henry is a hypothetical Armed Virginia Sloop (AVS) name after a well know son from Virginia. My initial thoughts on this kit start and end with the words quality. While there are multiple options for the frame wood, I selected the cherry wood option. The cherry billets included in this kit are outstanding as is all of the wood planks. All of the billets are CNC milled instead of laser cut and as a result do not have any laser burn (yah!) and the cuts are straight instead
  17. Progress in my AVS build to date. I'm using wood, no paint. Cherry, blood wood, rosewood, yellow heart , walnut, holly, boxwood and African black wood. Next step is rigging the cannons. Dave
  18. I chose this for my second build, because there seemed to be plenty of information on the Forum. I didn't realise so many logs had been lost - and some of the existing logs have been recreated without some of the (I gather) original details. So, before I start anything with this model, I want to ask a couple of linked questions, please: Is it better to follow the instructions and glue the keel, stem and sternpost first? What is the best way to cut the rabbett? Follow the Instruction Manual like this or follow the method in the LSS Practicum I'm trying to follow the advice of
  19. Hi all, Thought I'd reload my photo files of my AVS build. Hopefully useful for someone contemplating or making this great model. No words to go with the files but feel free to fire me a question if you wish. Cheers, Alistair
  20. So I’m taking the leap and starting my build log. This is my first real build, I picked up the Midwest Dinghy on a whim and built it. Enjoyed that so now I’m trying something a little more involved and longer build. For a couple different reasons I went with the Armed Virginia Sloop by Model Shipways. For guidance I will be using the wonderful build logs here on Model Ship World, Ship Modeling Simplified, The Model Boatyard’s Practicum, and the occasional reference to Lauck Street Shipyards partial practicum that I got with my eBay purchase of the kit. After selecting the kit I happe
  21. After reading the build logs on the Armed Virginia Sloop by MS I decided to give it a try. I am currently building the Virginia 1819 by AL and am up to the masts and rigging (not my favorite part). So to breakup the monotony I am going to start the AVS. The kit arrived a couple weeks ago after waiting for 2 weeks for it to arrive (backorder). Since then I have been watching the box. I finally gave in to temptation and opened it. Everything was included when I did the inventory. I am not too pleased however with the walnut planking strips the edges are very rough and would require sanding a
  22. A continuation of the build started in Sept 2011. I have finished the decks and cabin face. The decks took a lot longer than expected, I used black hull paint for the caulking, so had to wait for each plank to dry before bonding in place. The deck furniture is placed temporary. In following posts I will re-post images of the build that were lost. Ken
  23. Hello, This is the initial entry in my build log of the Armed Virginia Sloop. My #1 goal is to complete the ship. I've got a few secondary ideas floating around in my head such as quality, craftsmanship, scratchbuilding and upgrading materials but I really want to finish this thing. For those not familiar with the kit, It is a 1:48 scale model sloop of the type built in and around the Chesapeake bay around 1800. As such I don't believe it represents a specific ship. I began by reading the instructions, going over the plans and perusing various build logs here at MSW. I took the plans to a
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