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Hello again everyone, I started to write this log about an hour ago and for some reason, it disappeared. So, I'll try again and hope for better results. I started to build this model last December but for selfish reasons didn't begin a log. I did have a couple more medical situations which discouraged my contribution to this site but after some additional surgeries I am feeling much better so I decided to make this post. I worked a little here and a little there on La Nina and little by little I made some results. I am going to treat this log as more of a pictorial by listing my progress by date until I catch up with the present and then finish in normal style. I hope nobody minds. My admiral, Charlene, actually built the hull frame so I'd like to acknowledge her contribution to this build. She is now busily painting the "cross" emblem on the two sails, as at present the mounting of the sails to the two lateen booms is at hand. My next post will begin this story. Best, Jerry
Before Saint Philippe, a little work : the Niña, scratch in scale 1/48 It was the 3rd boat of 1st Cristoforo Colombo's journey - 1492
box of goodies! note i have already removed the main deck and frames. frames and deck assembeled. Next decision after planking is whether to install the deck beams before sanding the frames to shape to offer some support to the bulwark timbers as they are rather flimsy- especially the poop deck ones (instructions suggest sanding frames first). Keith