JRW1970 Posted November 26, 2015 Share #1 Posted November 26, 2015 (edited) Greetings Shipmates, this is a day of firsts for me. My first ever wooden ship build and my first ever build log to accompany it. It is my intention to post everything as it happens - the good the bad and the ugly - hopefully not too much of the later. My first build will be of the Bluenose by Model Shipways, with the help of Bob Hunts practicum, various references and of course all of your good selves, so to that end I apologise in advance for asking the dumb questions when they arise. Those advanced modellers can skip this and concentrate on those other wonderful builds that grace these pages. I will also try and make it a little humorous so I do not bore the pants off everyone and you never know I just maybe able to pass on some sort of knowledge to those that follow. Onto the kit itself, if it good bad or indifferent I have no idea as I have nothing to compare it to, however, after the jubilation of getting the package from the post office and digging into the kit like a kid on Christmas morning had subsided I came to realise the instructions provided are lacking in some details and I am glad that I have the practicum from Bob Hunt to follow as well as the other references that I have as shown in the photo section. Unfortunately it is too late in the day to start building her today, but rest assured that I will be diving in tomorrow after work and start making some saw dust. So I will ramble on a bit about the photos, as you can see I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, and if someone can help me with how to post photos in any order that I want them that would be appreciated. When I posted them in numerical order they still jumped wherever they wanted and not in the order of my descriptions of them hence the clickable thumbnails presented here. 1 - an overall view of my workstation - this is the part of ship that the Admiral said I could use - where good wood goes to die 2 - another view of the desk with my Dremel station and in the back corner my spray painting/soldering station. These are the only power tools I own, this includes my woodworking that I do entirely by hand. Keen eyes may pick out Chucks seizing machine for use in future builds. 3 - the references for the build, the grey folder contains the practicum that I printed out as I am too lazy to walk from the garage to the study every time I have to check the electronic copy on computer. 4-10 - from studying and reading other builds it seems if I don't post these pictures I will never be admitted into the brotherhood of the ship, so here they are in all their glory and should be self explanatory what they are of. Thanks for looking in and I hope you enjoy sharing the journey with me. Yours aye, Jason Wright Never give up the ship. Edited November 26, 2015 by JRW1970 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.