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  1. Ok , here we are, as will be noted from my introduction post this is a very old model that has been resurrected so the model was started long before digital cameras, home computers and the internet came to being. Therefor this log will only comprise of the rigging, nets and finish. This is the first wooden ship model I have attempted so there will be mistakes. The hull and deckhouse were already built, although not joined, and since restarting it the lower hull has been painted, the masts built up most deck fittings positioned and presently I am doing the standing rigging ( how do you guys/gal
  2. Hello everyone, I was asked to finish this ship on behalf of a fellow shipbuilder who past a few years ago by his daughter. The Hull was completed with a few mistakes here and there. Some repairs were needed to get it as smooth as possible. The deck furnitures were also completed for the most part. They do need some love and attention. Here is a picture of the ship now. Started to work on the rails and discovered a few problems. Repaired Here is the result after the rails have been installed
  3. I finally got through the headaches of getting the family car inspected. after front brakes, and complete exhaust {from the manifold back}, I was able to get the car over to the garage for the sticker. in the meantime, through all this, I haven't had much time for modeling. I did get to reorganize the parts inventory bin and move a few things around. at least I still have MSW to keep me sane. I was surprised last week, by a package that came to my door. recognizing the sender as one of our own, I brought the package into the house....the admiral was puzzled to the max
  4. The Krabbenkutter - a crab fishing boat - will be my 3rd build. The other two are still in process but I want to reinforce what I’ve learned at each stage by repeating the steps and trying out alternatives. This model came to me as a old reclaimed closet kit. It appears to be complete though the boxes were in a bit rough state. Given that it is likely 20 or 30 years old, most of the thin sheet parts are simply printed on the boards - lots of careful sawing in the future to get the parts out. A lot less fun that the laser-cut model I started with! One attraction of this boat was t
  5. I don't know why, but I have a fascination with things that are out of the ordinary. While I think the tall ships like the Victory and Constitution are gorgeous I was drawn to the little fishing trawler style of ship. After looking at my options I settled on the Krabbenkutter from Billing Boats. I've started it at this point so it is time to share. Pull up a chair, popcorn, beer, or cider and enjoy Lets start with the obligatory kit photos.
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