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  1. Lexington is a small Continental Navy brigantine. The model is based on on drawings done by Dr. Clayton Feldman and a practicum written by him. Although it will be essentially a scratch build, I have classified it as a kit build because I am using the Lumberyard mini-kit for the POB framing and at least some of the wood, and will be using commercial parts for such things as the guns, blocks and deadeyes. In fact, I have used the laser cut bulkheads and keel former, but have cut my own stem, keel and sternpost from boxwood sheet and strip, rather than using the provided pieces. Work has begun in the usual fashion with the assembly of the framing pieces, together with reinforcing pieces made from strip wood for strength and stability. I did have to cut slots for the masts into the keel former. The next items of work will be the bow and stern filler blocks and fairing of the hull. Bob
  2. dLumberyard's 3/16" (1:64) scale plank-on-bulkhead semi-kit for Clay Feldman's Continental Navy brig Lexington practicum. The kit includes a set of bulkheads and center profile and a complete package of milled Swiss Pearwood, Boxwood and Ebony to complete the hull. $75 plus shipping NOTE: This is the wooden parts semi-kit ONLY and does not include plans or the practicum. The practicum is available on CD or USB drive from the NRG for 39.95 + shipping (about $5). https://thenrgstore.org/products/lexington-practicum?_pos=1&_sid=5abcadbd9&_ss=r Also, search for Lexington practicum on the forum for more information. Or click this link: https://modelshipworld.com/search/?&q= lexington practicum&search_and_or=and&sortby=relevancy
  3. I have a series of pics taken while work was in progress which illustrate techniques I have not seen in other logs. I also have not seen, even after a search of the site, this particular model. I would be happy to post these pics, with comments of course, in sequence if others think it would be helpful. Past this point, I have built tops. There is also a scratch-built yawl, visible on deck, done in a novel manner.
  4. Hello, i was dreaming to build wood ship model for some time, but did not start for long time, i thought i will never finish it, as it is so delicate work. But i got for present a model kit USS Lexington. I got all the tools and started to work. Now it is 5 months of work on this model, it is taking a lot of time, it is my first model. Show you few photos. The_Lexington 1776. The_Lexington_1776 In anticipation of the war against England, the merchantman Lexington was armed and converted into a Brigantine in 1775 to become part of the continental Navy. On April 17, 1776 she captured the tender Edward, the first British ship to be taken at sea by the Colonists. The following year she fought in the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel and the Irish Coast. On September 20, 1777 during her return trip from France, the Lexington was overtaken by the English cutter Alert. After a fierce gunbattle, Lexington ran out of ammunition and was forced to surrender. To make nice gun holes not an easy task! Life boat is painted. Steering wheel is working. Work is on progress, now rigging the ship.
  5. Well it's time to get this build log underway. Thanks to mtaylor who put the idear into my head. I bought The Lexington American Brig by C.Mamoli kit back in 2013, I started it then ran into some real life problems. I started on the Lexington, and soon ran into my 1st problem as the instructions in my mind are awfull. I have made a lot of plastic models, ships, tanks etc. but never a wooden ship. So as per instructions i start with adding the bulkheads to the keel, once that was done i started on the mahogany deck sheet. Then added the transom where my 1st problems started. So i fixed that with a bit of cutting and sanding but never thought of measuring so it ended up slightly off as you can see from the pic. After the Transom I started on the 1st layer of planking where my real life problems started. This is the point of the build where i was stuck and mothballed the kit until i sorted the real life stuff and researched alot about planking and looked for all i could find on the Lexington, which puzzled me a bit because I found that there were a few versions of the ship. Some had 4 windows above the 2 gunports in the transom, some had 2. Mine has just 2 gunports.I also found 3 build logs here and 2 of them are different to mine I know The Lexington was renamed from Wild Duck to Lexington and was re-fitted to be a war ship in the continental navy. So the years passed and i forgot about the ship, Then came covid 19. So took her back out and with the research and some help from you guys I started again. So i finaly finnished the ist layer of planking. Which i can say was a chore but an enjoyable one. I found i did'nt need much filler as the planking came out quite good.
  6. Back in November I posted in the Plastic Kits section about the re-release of the Renwal USS Shangi La and the Revell USS Hornet. These kits, other then a couple of resin short run releases, are the only representation of the Essex Class carrier in its modernized configuration. Both my brother and I built these as kids, but for the past twenty years these kits had been out of production. My father was on the Lexington for her first cruise after she was modernized, and in 1990 I kit bashed for him a model of the Lex in 1/700. The Renwal kit was a big surprise, because it matched the Lex to a Tee as she looked when she left the yard for shakedown in 1956, so I had to purchase it and try to make a larger model of the Lex for my father. Unfortunately, he passed away over Christmas and would never be able to see it. I decided to continue the build because my brother is building a shadow box to display his service medals, certificates, and burial flag and he wanted to put the ship in the shadow box. So, bear with me, I already started and do not have a lot of pictures as of yet, but will try to post as I go. Here is the kit
  7. The remaining plans have been listed on eBay. Brand new, Model Shipways New Bedford Whaleboat. $19.99 from MSW. 3 large sheets with lines plan and templates. $10 SOLD Model Shipways Sultana. 2 large sheets. Good clean set of plans. $5 SOLD Model Shipways Clipper Ship Young America. Older plans on heavy paper. 4 sheets plus 3 sheets of instructions. Very good clean set of plans with some minor pencil marks. $5 Model Shipways Brig Fair American. Older plans on heavy paper. 3 large sheets plus 2 small sheets and instructions. $5 SOLD Model Shipways Frigate USS Essex. Older plans on heavy paper. 3 large sheets plus 3 small sheets and instructions. $5 SOLD Model Shipways Frigate USS Constitution. Lines plan, stern detail, large scale drawing of 24pdr and carriage, large scale drawing of 24pdr bow chaser and large scale drawing of bower anchor. $5 Mamoli Schooner USS Lexington. 6 large sheets of drawings, details, templates and instructions. $5 SOLD Mamoli Cross Section USS Constitution. Scale 1:93. 6 large sheets and one small sheet of drawings, templates, details and instructions. Good clean set of plans. $5 SOLD Bluejacket Bon Hom Richard. 1 very large sheet. Scale 1/8"=1'. Older plans that have yellowed and are creased but still clear and usable. $5 Bluejacket Pirate Brig. 3/16"=1'. Older plans that have yellowed and are creased but still clear and usable. 1 very large sheet. $5 MRB Landing Craft LCI. Scale 1:50. Text in French. 2 large sheets. Older plans that are age darkened but clean and completely usable. $5 Buy them all and I will pay the shipping.
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