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G'Day all, I started this kit a nearly 7 years ago and it got mothballed until now, i've looked around and i can not find too many builds on this model so i thought i would start my own, it is also my first build so we can learn together and you from the mistakes i make. ive never made a log before so im sure it will get better as i go along. so i had already started putting the frames into the false keel, added the aft and bow blocks and planked the both of them and completed it right up to planking the 2nd gun deck 7 years ago cue 2018 and where we are sta
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.
This log will document my progress as I build the Amati/Victory Models Lady Nelson. I've always wanted to build a wooden ship model, but I've never had the time. Now that I'm finally out of school, it's time to get started! I've done a good amount of research before starting this build, but I'm sure I'll have some questions for the experienced and knowledgeable members of this forum as I make my way through the build. Thank you in advance for your help! I'm going to do my best to take as many closeup photos of the process as I can. Perhaps they will be helpful to other modelers in t