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Fair American by jdbradford - Model Shipways - scale 1:48 14-gun Privateer 1778

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Here are 3 shots after installing the cap rail and my new cradle for building the ship.  The plans showed the cap rail to be 1/16 x 3/16 which seemed very thin at first.  But this is what I used on the bow part using a small sheet of 1/16 I had.  From about frame 4 aft I used some 3/32 strip I had and then filled and finished by sanding some off to make the transition a bit less noticeable.



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My next step is the fancy rail and cap.  I have been looking at many of the previously built models of the Fair American and for each one, it seems that the cap rail is done a bit differently on them.  Also, the finish used on this part is also as different as the number of them being built.


I am not sure how I want to proceed with this section.


Any ideas?



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