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After finishing my last project, Curtis-Jenny Bi plane, it was time to get back into the ship yard. I've chosen The La Candelaria, I think this is my first OcOre kit so looking forward to see how it goes. Heres a few pics to get started. The required unwraping and inspection. First glance and things look good,a few to many metal bits, I'll try to fix that as I go. A quick check on symmatry and things look good. Using a miter box to square things up....
Hi there, I have gotten this Kit for my 16th birthday back in January. If someone would question me why I wished to have a model ship or how I came on the idea of model shipbuilding, I could not answer it. One morning I just woke up with it in my mind. It might have been a model that I have seen once, or some photos on the internet that gave me the Idea. Anyway I chose this kit because it was in a good price range and it was the only one with 2 mortars in the front. Once it had been ordered I searched eagerly on the web for more pictures of the finished ship. (a little late maybe ) Unfortunately there were only a few pictures and I only found two build logs (one in Russian and one in Portuguese). I might have taken another ship if I had known this before ordering it. I was wondering what other ship were available and this is how I stumbled on this site. Only after reading through build logs did I come on the Idea of modifying the kit. I never thought to improve it , but now that I have a log I will try to do modifications . This log may not be worthy of this site, but I hope to get excused because it is the only build log of this ship here. Anyway here are some pics: The first planking I did was terrible, because the instruction weren`t very clear, so I used lots of wood filler Now I just finished the second planking and started to cut out the gun holes (is that what they are called?)
My son in Houston picked up the ship and delivered it to me on 1/4/15. The first order of business is to inventory everything, learn more about documenting, and learn to take pictures.