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  1. Good Evening All This is not the most positive way to start a build log but I guess it was to be expected for a newbie like myself. So I have finally received my HMS Pegasus from Amati. The box is barely open and I already have problems. This would be a great point to recommend a build log or other resource for this build. I have found many but Im struggling on that covers the finer details that a rookie like myself needs. The instructions make no reference to a rabbet or bearding line, I have however come across reference to this in virtually every single build log that I have read on the vessel. My extreme lack of experience has lead me to several questions regarding these two subjects. 1. Rabbet line: - Am I correct in saying that they should be cut from the very bow to the very stern(excluding the vertical portion of the stern as indicated between the red arrows) -Should this line be cut 1.5mm "tall" and 1.25mm "deep" on either side of the false keel? -Do I need to sand the true keel down from 5mm to 2.5mm to match the width of the false keel after being cut down for the rabbet line?(this doesn's seem to make a hue amount of sense but it seems like this is what some people have done on some of the photos that I have seen. 2. Bearding line: - how do I determine where to draw the bearding line? - should the false keel be tapered evenly from the bearding line down to the rabbet line? - the instructions say "the stern area of the false keel to which the rudder post will be glued is to be sanded to roughly half the original width" does this essentially mean that I should sand from the bearding line to the vertical portion of the stern as well as the rabbet line(so that it tapers to the edge of the keel both vertically and horizontally?) Thanks a million in advance!
  2. As we spoke at the NE Conference, this may be my last model build. It is difficult to say that but I have to be realistic about where I am in life. I can't imagine a more elegant subject to tackle. As you requested Chuck, I enter the "waters" and make a commitment to build a Winchelsea of cedar and will want to build it from your modular or mini kit offerings starting with the "starter" installment. Given the human factors a scratch version is not practical for me. Joe
  3. I am new to model ship building. My first attempt was the Dumas Chris Craft 1940 Barrel Back which I feel turned pretty nice for a first attemp. Previously I have had experience with paper plans as well as balsa/tissue plane kits. I am currently working on the Bluejacket Smuggler kit. Although the instructions and plans are very detailed and the kit very complete, there is a considerable learning curve with not only the steps involved in construction of the model but also the nautical terminology. Additional pictures and helpful hints would be a great addition to the instruction manual included with the kit. I have the series of pictures of the Smuggler from Bob Steinbrunn. How impressive! This is my first attempt at a topic request. Thank you for your help. Regards, Cosmo
  4. Is there any chance of using video as well as photo's in a Build Log? If not, any plans for it in the future?
  5. Hey all, I was about to plank this side in. The other side is completely done. I won't be ordering my bow thruster until the end of this month. If I complete the planking here, the only access to the cuddy (inner nose of the bow) will be through the top. The top would be open as I only have the decks pinned down. My intention is to prep and cut 20mm holes but order a 30mm thruster. Can all this be done if I close this planking off? I've also attached a photo. Regardless of the planking stuff, which of the 3 compartments does the thruster typically get installed? (i have a build thread labelled as Smit Rotterdam)
  6. Surely I'm missing something in my Amati Vanguard kit. There should be 6 curved pieces that are part of the cap rails 2 curving from the poop deck 2 near midships, and 2 from the forecastle. I see them installed on other Amati Vanguard build logs but I cannot find them in my kit or on the plans showing the parts. Can someone point me where to find them in this kit? I must be looking right past them, its quite frustrating knowing they must be there somewhere
  7. Hello everyone, this is my first posting on here. About two years ago I scratch built a model of the Black Pearl. it was my very first ship model and it turned out not to bad. but I wanted to do something bigger and better. So, i'm just now drawing out the plans for a new model. the first was about 24" long, but this one ill be about 4 feet. It will be all scratch built with wood. i'm still kind of new to ship building and have a lot of questions about rigging and such, hope I can get some help when I get to that step. thanks a lot!

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