dcicero Posted October 16, 2015 Share #1 Posted October 16, 2015 When I got the most recent Ships in Scale magazine in the mail, I knew right away that I wanted to give the model on the cover a try. I've never built a scratch-built model before. I've never built -- or even played with! -- a radio-controlled boat before, let alone a radio-controlled sailboat. This little model just grabbed me and I decided to build one. It's small enough that I won't have trouble storing it. It looks simple enough for a novice scratchbuilder to complete and it looks inexpensive enough that, if I screw it all up, I'm not out a fortune. I haven't made much progress yet. I did manage to get the plans copied. I went to Kinko's to get the plans in the magazine scaled up to the proper size. They refused. They can't do something like that with copyrighted material. So I took the magazine to work and did it myself. After a little bit of experimentation, I found duplicating the image at 197% created a drawing with a 12" baseline, as called for in the article. I printed nine copies on 11" x 17" paper. That will give me enough copies to make the formers plus one other copy for reference. Next steps are the make a building board, make the formers and get a solid foundation to start building on. Dan mikegerber, avsjerome2003, mtaylor and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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