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  1. US Brig Niagara I’m starting this build log for the Model Shipways Niagara in April of 2018. I received this kit as a gift! I’m worried it’s too big for my apartment but on the other hand I know where my priorities lie. Niagara needs no introduction , she’s famous from her role in the historic past but she’s also famous as the modern day sail training vessel operated by the Erie Maritime Museum in the present day. Among modern tall ship sailors she enjoys an unparalleled reputation for the competence and professionalism of her crew. People who’ve crewed on Niagara are some of the best traditional rig sailors you’re likely to meet. The ship is beautiful. . Looking at the kit contents I was slightly disappointed. The large full-scale diagrams are fine but the instruction manual should be rewritten. The wood included in my kit is fine but the thicker laser cut parts show the mathematical shortcomings of the laser beam not always being perpendicular to the sheet it’s cutting. The rigging line provided in the kit is a travesty. The running rigging is a very odd color and nearly iridescent. All of it is too shiny. It’s inclusion in the kit suggests the manufacturer isn’t as dedicated to quality as I’d imagined. Plus as I move along on the build I’m finding discrepancies between the actual ship and the model. If you’ve read ANY of my build logs you will see my strong opinion, endlessly reinforced, that ALL SAILING SHIP MODELS SHOULD HAVE SAILS. I know it’s a minority opinion. But I can NOT imagine building Niagara or Pride, two ships with MAGNIFICENT suits of sails, without modeling all sail set. As of this writing I find nearly forty build logs for Niagara here on MSW! One of the most popular subjects. Eight are complete, a bunch appear stalled at the start but most are pretty active. Only one of the dozen or so completed kits appears to have sail set. My intention is to build Niagara as she appears in the present day, as the sail training vessel so well documented in thousands of photos, which differs in many small details from the kit. Here’s a painting I made years ago of Niagara.

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