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  1. Welcome to my latest Build This was presented to me by MSW a few months ago as a retirement present, for which i am extremely grateful, this actual kit was kit reviewed by @James H so i have put the link in, i hope to do the kit justice, and of course i will do things different, as i make her my own, im already thinking of a royal blue hull
  2. Background. I was "asked" to build something pretty to put on display in our lounge room. The usual models (i.e. warships, Nelson's Navy, and that era) were deemed unsuitable. After eliminating most of the wooden kit types available, we settled on "modern" yachts. The next criterion was size - had to be around 800-1000mm length. And it had to be pretty! Didn't leave many available to choose from. Final choice was 'Olin Stephen's yacht Dorade', measuring 856mm long, and 1028mm high. This is the link to Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorade_%28yacht%29 Again, options
  3. 1:20 Dorade – 1931 Amati Catalogue # 1605 Available from Ages of Sail for $429.00 Dorade is a yacht designed in 1929 by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens and built 1929–1930 by the Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, New York. She went on to place 2nd in the Bermuda Race later that year. The crew for its first race received the All-Amateur Crew Prize. However, it would be a win in the Transatlantic Race that would bring the boat its name. She completed a race that takes an estimated 3–4 weeks in just 17 days, earning her crew a parade upon the ship's retu
  4. Hi everyone. Ever since I first read about the famous Sparkman and Stevens' designed yawl (built over 80 yrs ago snd she's still racing), I've wanted to build a model of her. So, after thirty years of dreaming, I've now started to build a scratch built, miniature, fully detailed model, complete with interior accommodation, etc. The model is a true miniature, ie only 15 cms approx in hull length. As you can see, I have tried to adhere to full sized construction practices by using a built up keel and bent frames. All the wood was cut using my miniature table saw, which, is a lot of f
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