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Hampton Whaler by NJQUACK - 1:44 Small - Finished

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The subject of this build is the Hampton Whaler as illustrated on page 143 of Howard I. Chapelle’s book American Small Sailing Craft.  For me the purpose of this project is to acquire some Cad drawing skills, enter the world of scratch building and experiment with lifting plans from books.   The scale chosen is 1:44 so the boat could be built from coffee stirrers picked up from a famous coffee shop over many visits. The first step of the project was to photograph page 143 and import it into turbo cad.












Tracings of the keel and body plan were made and printed.












From the body plan molds were made to form the hull.  The molds were set up on a piece of plywood.
The keel was constructed.
The planking will be conducted on the molds and the frames inserted after the planking is completed.























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A lovely little vessel, Walter.  Congratulations.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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