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  1. I bought this kit many years ago and it is now at the top of the pile - actually it is the last kit in the pile for now. Here are some pictures of the box and contents. The wood looks OK as do the larger laser sheets. The thin sheets are a bit warped so I may have to remake some pieces. There is just one two-sided plan sheet but it is a real plan and not an isometric view. There are some plastic trim pieces that I am not thrilled about but I'll deal with them when the time comes.
  2. I came in possession of this kit quite by surprise. the box was fairly intact, with only minor damage on one of the side panels. along with it, were a few assorted bundles of planking and a package of different size dowels. one of the bundles was for this kit........ I added it to the kit.......to the bundle of planking that was already in there.......I guess I'll have more than enough. doing a complete inspection of the contents, I found that I was missing a good deal of parts. I took pictures of the contents, after I removed the hull parts........they, at least, are all there. I contemplated renaming the ship, but it would be hard to do, since most of the ships that I know of, all sport these tops {crows nests}. some of the deck platforms, most of the crows nest parts, the cannon port lids, and some of the deck fittings {wood}, is a pretty good tally of what's missing. I see I'll be doing a good deal of scratch work. the bones are all there......I think I can make it work
  3. As a favor to my very good friend Dr. Andrew Hendricks (my dermatologist), I have interrupted my scratch build of the USS Constitution for several days in order to repair this very old model of the Half Moon which was gifted to him by a friend in Italy. The model is well over fifty years old, and the original builder is unknown. In shipping from Italy to America, the poor job of packing and securing it in the crate resulted in considerable damage to the fragile rigging and a couple of masts. Also, it appears the model had been stored is a very dusty place over the years. It may have been the dirtiest model I have ever seen. Dr. Hendricks is a major partner in a group of investors who, several years ago, raised over a million dollars for the building of a full size replica of this historic ship (Dr. Hendricks is seen in the middle of this photo). Another model of the ship is seen behind the three investors. He gave me a call immediately after opening up the shipping container and discovering the condition of the model he was so looking forward to receiving. Here's what he saw.... While the damage to the rigging was considerable, I found the the heavy line used managed to remain in tact without breaking, in spite of the age. Much of the breaking occurred at belaying points along the spars where small thread was used to attach rigging blocks. After reattaching all of the rigging, I had to spend several hours on re-tensioning quite a few drooping lines. Then there was the cleaning..... Boy! Was she incredibly filthy! Here's a few shots of the finished restoration. I did create the coat of arms shield for the city of Horne and also the single arched window to the transom.
  4. Well now ... I bought this Corel 'Half Moon' kit about six months ago, when Model Expo were occasinally putting kits up for auction on eBay. The kits seemed to be selling at well below the list price, but I knew the cost of postage from USA to UK would be very high, plus there would be import duty to be paid if I put in a winning bid. So I set my highest bid at about 60% below the best UK price I could find. And to my surprise the bid was successful! The result, after I paid HM Customs their ransom, was a net saving of about 15% over buying here. Not a lot, really. And now that Model Expo seem to be doing cheap overseas postage on some of their items, I'll doubtless be looking at their website more diligently than I've done before. Anyway, here's the kit box. I opened it yesterday, and took out the documentation to look at. Plans look OK - easy to handle and follow. BUT the instructions come as a four-language jobbie, photocopied down to half the original size and printed both sides of the paper on 24 A4 sheets. I spent most of last night and this morning scanning the English version (plus the l-o-n-g parts list) into my computer, feeding the pics (enlarged) into a MS Word document, and printing them out single-sided. Comes to 44 pages now, but at least I can read it! Actual work on the model will probably start next week. I've got to put a new coat of wood preservative on my workshop before I'm allowed to play!
  5. Hello Everyone... It didn't take me as long as I expected to finish my HMS Victory by Jotika but I am blessed with a lot of time on my hands. I started her in February of 2013 and wrapped her up last month, November, 2014. Please see below.... http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/1951-hms-victory-by-jerry-jotika-scale-172-1805-version-wood/?hl=%2Bhms+%2Bvictory+%2Bjerry Although I am still waiting for the display case in which to place Victory, I have decided that sitting around watching television or playing on-line poker is just not fulfilling so I decided to start another kit. I was lucky to pick up Corel's Half Moon by being the winning bidder on EBay a week or so ago and after spending the last couple of evenings looking over the plans, instruction booklet, kit, etc., I began construction today. I feel very fortunate that others have written build logs on this site for I'm sure I'll need them badly for reference. Half Moon will be my third wooden boat build as I have also built the Cutty Sark about 15 years ago which I see every day sitting in her display case inside the entrance to our home. So here is the beginning of my new log and I hope it will be helpful to anyone that wants to use it. One good thing about pictures....they speak for themselves: Please place your mouse over the picture for a caption. Best, Jerry
  6. Hello everyone, I an returning to the hobby after a few year hiatus, this is my second wooden model ship though I have modeled in plastic for many years. This build fill log will follow my construction of Corel's HALF MOON. I will include as many photos as possible and comment when appropriate. This will be as comprehensive as I can make it and will include my failures as well as successes. Thanks for your time and attention, J Just edited to re-poet the pics that had disappeared into the void
  7. Howdy Well - I did it: I started my first wooden model build. It took quite a time before I was sure to dare this. I build models for many years, started 40 yrs ago with platic planes etc. After a Long break I restartet with motorbikes, trucks, cars and dioramas. Especially the dioramas in the popular model train scale H0 gave me a lot of fun. I used bashed houses, my interest was the so called german "Wirtschaftswunder", the years after the war up to 1965. I am born 1960 - so ist a kind of looking back into childhood My topic was industrial life, harbour etc... with resin ships (Artitec). But for a Long Long time I am fascinated by historic model ships. Now I think I am old enough to enjoy a long time building, use and learn new techniques, improve my knowledge about ship history and understand a ship building as some kind of inner rest... I always want to know everything about the original. So I learn more about the time when the ships cruised the oceans under circumstances noone can really understand today. Thats very amazing. Now the bulidung has begun, the ship is wellknown, the kit also. I will sure ask a lot... e.g. is it better to plank the deck before or after fixing it? I will try to report regularly Thank you for your Attention Maximilian
  8. Hi All, I'm quite new to MSW, but I made pictures of my current project the Half Moon (Corel) from the start. I already started rigging, but I'll upload pictures from the start of my build.
  9. Hello all, Im fairly new to the hobby, started in 2013 and joined the dutch www.modelbouwforum.nl community which has been very helpful. I've been mainly doing Warhammer miniature painting and plastic kits so my expertise is painting, not wood works :-) I finished my first wooden model kit the Pinta from Amati with the dutch forum help, and loved it so I started the Friesland from Mamoli soon after. I've been working on the Friesland for one year now and its been very difficult. The result is not bad for a beginner, but I needed something on the side as a "breather" so I started the Half Moon from Corel, a nice little kit similar to the Pinta. I plan to age and weather this ship heavily, possibly even going totally unorthodox and priming/spraypainting it completely, leaving no natural wood visible, then paint up the wood colors and details by hand. My first ship was done "traditionally" using blank and wood color varnishes. The Friesland I am weathering and staining using Warhammer paints/inks. For this one I want to try a third approach So without further ado: Currently assembling the frame, keel, bulwarks and main deck. All straight forward so far.
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