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  1. Hello friends of the hullmodel scratchbuilding... Due to the fact I could build a hullmodel of the schooner here my collection of pictures - that will be elaborate during the next days. And the better detail of the bow part with a pencil to compare. The beauty will be 900 m/m or nearly 35 1/2 inches long. and Yours, Stan Edit: Adding the last two pictures showing the tremendous size of this hullmmodel and the cutting of the bowsprit.
  2. Have some books to trade. All are hardcovers and good clean copies. Some have dust jackets. Some have prices and or names on the fly. 1. Howard I. Chapelle, "The Baltimore Clipper", 1987 reprint by Edward W. Sweetman Comapny. 2. Howard I. Chapelle, "Boat Building", 1969 reprint, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc. 3. David R. MacGregor, "Merchant Sailing Ships: 1775 - 1815, There Design and Construction", 1980, Argus Books Ltd. 4. C. Nepean Longridge, "The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships", 1994 reprint, Naval Institute Press. 5. Harold A. Underhill, "Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging, Vol II", 1964 reprint, Brown, Son and Ferguson, LTD. I have others if you are looking for something else drop me a PM. I am looking for the following books. Prefer hardcover books but will consider softcover. "Fore & Aft Rig in America" by E. P. Morris "Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast" by R. C. Anderson "Elements and Practice of Naval Architecture" by David Steel or the Knowles edition of the same book. Books on the design and construction of small craft (~<100' LOA) that include plans and detailed descriptions of the boats. Books on modeling small craft. Model kits of small craft including fishing boat, utilities, racing craft and other work boats. I have built all the Midwest apprentice series but would be interested in their America's Cup models and other small craft.
  3. Hi, The subject of this build is the Hampton Whaler as illustrated on page 143 of Howard I. Chapelle’s book American Small Sailing Craft. For me the purpose of this project is to acquire some Cad drawing skills, enter the world of scratch building and experiment with lifting plans from books. The scale chosen is 1:44 so the boat could be built from coffee stirrers picked up from a famous coffee shop over many visits. The first step of the project was to photograph page 143 and import it into turbo cad. Tracings of the keel and body plan were made and printed. From the body plan molds were made to form the hull. The molds were set up on a piece of plywood. The keel was constructed. The planking will be conducted on the molds and the frames inserted after the planking is completed.
  4. Dear friends, as I proofed my Corel-kit being an abbreviation of a 51 3/95 tons Revenue Cutter scaled to 1/64 (instead of the 1:50 advertised on the box's cover!) with an overstreched bowsprit to give it a goodlooking Loa in the sizelist I'm disappointed of the kit! So I go ahead foreward to the original drawing of Howard I. Chapelle in hin famous book: "The History of the American Sailing Ships" page 193. There we can find a propper drawing of the 51 3/95 tons Revenue Cutter (see below). And there will be a plenty of stupid beginners questions like: What material is perfect to fit the requirements of these or those part. So I'm going to start the 1/48 scratch parallel to the 1/64 kit. Hopefully you like it - meenwhile I'm going to my copyshop to enlarge to books drawings up to 1ft = 6,35m\m . Than I'm going to scan the pictures and give you a list of detailled booksides to find them in your public libary arround the corner.
  5. HI EVERYBODY, HAD A LITTLE TIME TODAY SO I DECIDED TO START ADDING BACK MY BUILD LOG OF ONE OF MY LITTLE WORK BOATS FROM MSW 1.0.....STARTED BACK IN SEPT. 03, 2012.... Hello Everybody, Well I am going to give it a go at building a Maryland Crabbing Skiff out of Chapelle’ book American Small Sailing Craft. I do not have his book on Crabbing Skiffs. But I will do my best with what I have to work with. The model will be made strickly from basswood. I will be painted the skiff. Now I am not sure what the paint sheeme would be at this time. Other then the majority color will be white. If anyone has any info or a picture or two showing this I would be eternally grateful. It has been very hard trying to find vintage pictures of this type of skiff. I decided to do without a building board. I will construct the boat botton…adding the center keel…and cutting out the center board slot. I will then add the chines. I then will add the stem n stern posts, with stiffeners so my planks will have a bit more material to adhere to . Then the starboard and port hull planks will be added. To add the slight bow to the boat bottom, I will add the thwarts that show assist in bowing the boat bottom to give it that customary slight upward bow. It should work ok. To keep it the 14 to 16 inches length, which is the size models I have be building lately it will be at 5/8th scale. Since these little skiffs were in the 15 to 20 foot range… So here we go. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE ANY MISTAKES I AM CREATING PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! Remarks and questions are very welcomed….

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