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Reflections on the kit and build: I thought it might be more useful for others, who might be thinking about building this kit, to write a short summary about my experience, and put it in this first post so it is easier to find. First off this kit is meant for first time builders, which I am, and I think they got it right. Its detailed picture-based instructions and the accompanying videos make it very clear how to build everything. There is no guesswork involved. I had only a few moments with the final sail rigging where the instructions were a little too brief but even then the vide
I've started my first model ship kit. The Polaris seemed a good starter kit, all the build videos OcCre has sold me on this one. I'm building this on my time off, so updating may be slow in posting. The hull is started. Fitting the bulkheads to insure they were flush with the false keel, I put a witness mark on each so when gluing up they went in the same orientation as when fitted. As it turned out this was unnecessary as they were flush either way. Don't know if I got lucky or if this an indication as to the quality of the laser cutting. I will be using Titebond II on all non-vis
1:50 Polaris OcCre Catalogue # 12007 Available from OcCre for €69.95 First of all, there is no actual ship called ‘Polaris’ in the format you see here. This model is designed with a specific purpose, and that is to guide a totally new modeller through a series of easy-to-follow stages and give them the very best chance of completing what may very well be their first proper ship model kit. Why ‘Polaris’? That’s simple. They chose the name because the Polaris star is known as the ‘Guiding Star’, helping seafarers safely navigate their way home. OcCre have most cert