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  1. Greetings MSW I am new to the forum and to model ship building. During the corona-staycation I decided to give model ship builing a go to kill some time. I started off with the Brittania by mini mamoli. This is a pre-build hull kit so it wasn’t really challenging but I had a lot of fun building/assembling it and therefore decided to learn more about the hobby. When searching online for building logs etc, it didn’t take me long before I ended up on msw, where I found all the information (and a lot more) that I needed. After the Brittania was finished, I ordered the whaling sloop by Artesania Latina because I read somewhere on the forum that this is a good kit to build up some experience and so I decided to give it a go. It took me about two weeks to finish this model and in hindsight I can say I enjoyed the build, but it wasn’t that more challenging than the Brittatnia. I did however “plank” a “hull” for the first time. Then I went looking for the next kit. With all my newly acquired experience (lol), I decided it was time to tackle something more elaborate. I searched online in the “2” (novice/intermediate) category and found my next build, the topic of this build log, the Racehorse by Sergal. I chose this kit/ship for it’s looks and also because the kit is not that expensive and so failure wouldn’t be too costly. I started this build about three weeks ago. I was not planning on making a building log, but since the building logs of others on this forum helped me so well, I decided to make one anyway. None of you masterbuilders will ever learn anything from me, but I hope to help other beginners out and maybe pull some over the line in having a go at this hobby. I am making lots of mistakes and for now my work looks sloppy-ish, but most important of all, I am having fun! I know I will get better at it. We all have to start somewhere. After reading a few reviews of this kit I learned that the model wasn’t based on an actual ship, but a chimera from Sergal. But I do not mind that all, on the contrary, it only gives me more “artistic-liberty” to make my own interpretation of a bomb sketch. For this model I will mainly be focussing on the building process and tyring out different things anyway rather than making a historically correct ship. That’s something for later models. Tldr; - novice - 2 previous builds (Mini Mamoli Brittania and Artesania Latina Whaling Sloop) - having lots of fun - build log : Sergal Racehorse…
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  3. Be gentle........I also appologise for the preamble, This is a partial build log so a bit of history behind it first. About 10 years ago I was still into my SIBs.. My first clipper about 15 years ago, and a couple of others I still have. I was bought the Racehorse as a gift, at the time advertised as a good beginners model. (wish at the time I had the resources of this site). I soldiered on with the construction and lost heart in it, inexperience, bad instructions, the decks ended up out, the hull was oddly shaped particularily on one side, so it went into a storage box to be completed later. I moved on to other artistic endevours, airbrushing and pinstriping. Flying Cloud under full sail (circular disc) copy and some changes of a battle scene airbrushed. Anyway, a recent conversation with a collegue gave me the drive to take a new look at the model, so out the box she came. Wont go into the previous attempted repairs, but start on the new. The build is a double plank kit. This was heavily rubbed down, and filled, bow reshaped, third layer of planks added. Sanded and......this extra layer of planks added some more issues. Then issues with bending some of the woods....the usual, snaps and much cursing . My wife has given new drive to complete the model, its my 50th in July, she has seen my enthusiasm again in my ships, purchasing a Victory kit for me, along the lines it will take me a while to build and I will have more association with it. So through need, the Racehorse is not historically accurate, I am attempting to build a model that I will be pleased with in the end, she has also become experimental in seeing what works. Have adapted the paint scheme, the rest will be satin varnish. Decided to copper the hull, (not correct lol) one side completed. Other side completed, started some brass work, will weather/age the copper as bright copper doesnt work for this, while I have seen some beautiful versions of this model varnished, there has always been elements that havent looked right to me. Then will be back to working round the deck.
  4. Hello all, So I'm new to the hobby having commenced approximately two weeks ago, and this is my first new post of my very first kit. So strap yourself in for the thrills and excitement that is HMS Racehorse by Medic. I've attached the bulkheads to the keel and as the manufacturers plans suggest the fairing is only required on the first and second bulkhead. I was of the belief that nearly all the bulkheads required some level of fairing. Has anyone else out there done this kit and what was their experience. Cheers Medic
  5. This ship has a long story to tell I ordered it from Cornwall Modelboat, and it was shipped immediately, and reached Malaysia 2 weeks later.. However, when the postman send it to my house there wasn't anyone at home! So, he left a notification message of my parcel.. BUT, in a different mailbox :mellow: which my dad actually sealed it with duct tape (because bees love to nest there..). I've really no idea how he break it.. Since we don't use the mailbox anymore.. I thought CMB lost my item, and contacted them several times.. and gave up... Until 3 months later, I saw a notification message in my mailbox (this time the correct one), with a BIG red "REMINDER" on top!! I was like "WOW!! Miracle!!", and quickly went to my local post office and pick up my item... I sent the same 2 pictures back to CMB to clarify everything!! Anyway, it's here finally.. Here it is!! And everything is good I added 10 sets of Cannon with carriages, some Cannon balls, 1 set of gratings, and a bell! My DIY clamp! not really diy actually.. just added a clamp on my tripod ballhead!! And added racquet grip to protect the false keel! This is how it looks like First problem... Although laser cut, but still not so through.. I haven't cut out the ruddle (on the most right, in case u can't figure out ), will take it out next time when I am in a good mood So, here's my plan.. I want to make an extra hatch on deck, since there's a big empty space! So, I cut off another 'square' there which is parallel to the bombard docking area.. Here it is The main purpose of the hatch is not jz for decoration!! But I want to make a 'signature' in my ship!! By using this!! An old Stamp Seal A 'board' will be added inside the ship, to hold my signature However, when I again put the deck on the bulkhead only I noticed that the half deck (alignment bar) is actually blocking it to see through.. So, I removed that part that blocking.. within bulkhead 6 and 7.. Hope this won't cause a big deal in future.. since I can't rely only on the alignment bar to secure all my bulkheads in position Then when i decided to make the board for my signature... I cut myself.. =.= ON THE VERY FIRST DAY I MAKE THIS SHIP!!! THIS LITTLE INJURY WILL NOT STOP ME FROM MAKING MY SHIP!!! Ok, anyway... I'll have to stop today... it's really hurt So, I started posting here.. Okay, enough for story telling... now I've some question to ask Does anyone of you encounter this problem also? The deck doesn't sit perfectly to the bulkhead.. Let's take the right circle as example.. The 'hole' can be easily covered by deck planking, but what about the extensive space created by the bulkhead? It seems hard to be covered by deck planking... Any suggestion? Another one.. How do I solve this? It looks serious... bevel the touching one??

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