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  1. The last build was plastic, so this build will tempt the fates by being wood. Following ccoyle’s advice, this isn’t a 1/2 scale model of HMS Victory towing the Vasa, but a small kit described as ‘near fool proof’. I won’t discuss how close to fool I may be, but, as they say, the proof is in the doing. There is a brief section in Chappelle’s American Small Sailing Craft (yes, gentle readers, I’ve bought some books recently!) but I haven’t found much else. A casual perusal of internet searches finds mostly images of Midwest’s kit! If others have information about flatties, please jump in. Same for sage advice, sarcastic insights and flashing of the ‘please flasten your seltbelt’ sign. All are welcome. Here are some photo’s of Midwest’s Chesapeake Bay Flattie Kit’s bits and pieces.
  2. Greetings, all I haven't built a model in years, so the Flattie seems like a perfect kit to start with. I've already begun the build, and I'm enjoying it very much. It's great to be able to return to model making after building some patience and perserverance I lacked as a kid. Very rewarding Speaking of patience and perserverance--I have no experience w/ social media, and I'm still trying to figure out how to manage getting pictures from my phone to the log. I've got the pics, but but darned if I can figure out the rest of it. So here goes-- I believe Midwest has stopped selling this model, but I found one at a good price on Ebay. The kit had been opened and the parts had been seperated from the sheets, but I figured that if I had the plans, I could replace any missing pieces. As it turned out, the kit arrived complete, with all pieces present and labled. So off to the hobby shop for supplies. It's fun going to there w/ money in your pocket, unlike the old days when the best I could do was pilfer the old man's razor blade. Boy, did my fingers take beating.
  3. Hi All, Just thought I would add back my Flattie build log that was lost from 1.0.......... Hello Friends, Another project of mind will be the Flattie from Midwest. I will be doing a little bashing. But mainly I will be going the INTARSIA(painting with wood) route. I thought I wood push myself by painting with wood. That means to me that I must be very critical with all wood seams and glueing applications. It must be a clean joint and no glue being exposed or I will fail with the Intarsia method. I decided upon this project for future projects of more difficulty to improve my model building novice skills to a level of clean and crisp joints and assemply. So I will be updating this thread very soon.... woods that will be used.... HOLLY, SWISS PEAR, BOXWOOD My plan is the flooring inside and out will be boxwood... decking will be boxwood... the white painted hull will be painted with holly... scubbers, rub rail, hatch, cleats, mast collar, trim around the cabin will be swiss pear... i have decided to show off the cabin. So i will be building a centerboard trunk out of holly and boxwood..cabin benches will be boxwood with a little trim of swiss pear....should make for a nice look... mast...boxwood i think the blocks will be swiss pear... looking into adding a bowsprit which will be boxwood... I will be looking real hard at Chapelle' book "American Small Sailing Craft" Well I have a little update. I am trying to explain my progress with remarks on the pictures themselves. but please if you have any remarks or questions are welcome....
  4. Saw this in the store and figured my little girl needed a more grown up boat than the dingy Sorry for the late build on the log but figured up to this point everyone gets the point I find the most interesting is they tell you to glue the rudder to the stern post Didn't sit well with me so I tried a little engenering Hope it looks good to you guys
  5. Chesapeake Bay Flattie by Richard L — Midwest—SMALL Scale 1:32 This is my second wooded ship/boat kit. My first was Midwest’s Yacht Skiff. I made many mistakes, but learned a lot from it. I hope it will permit me to achieve a better result with this kit. Here’s what’s in the kit: This photo shows the keel and the bulkheads. Three of the bulkheads have braces glued in place. Test fitting the bulkheads to the keel. Attaching the first bulkhead to the keel. I have cut pieces of aluminum angle stock to use when clamping to keep the bulkhead square with the keel.

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