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Made the leap, the Caldercraft HM Brig supply


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I am in the throws of finishing my Endeavours longboat and after looking and looking I have ordered the 1/64 Caldercraft brig supply. I have spent hours and hours on the longboat and although not new to model making, I am totally new to wood ships and I wanted to test my patience, I loved it indeed, it is facinating. Any ways, I have looked through build logs and will continue to do so, in the meantime, does anyone who has worked this kit have any advice on anything it comes with that could be better changed, any of the kit parts. I am in no rush with builds so will take as long as it takes and do a build log.

 

I hated the instructions on the AL longboat and dearly wanted some plans, I have not picked the supply lightly, I picked it because I loved the look of just a rigged ship and no sails and the ships history. I however cannot find any books on this ship so if anyone does I'd be grateful for feedback. I'm all excited now :-) thanks for any. Help.

 

Terry

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Hi Terry. Having completed this build myself, I can say that there is very little literature out there about her. I used the Sydney Powerhouse Museum model as well as some contemporary paintings (found on the net) as a guide. Also used Dan V's and Dfel's models ( in kit gallery). I found that the most useful resource was 'Rigging Period Ships' by Lennarth Petersson. It was most helpful as the rigging plan in the Caldercraft Supply seemed to be somewhat 'Dumbed Down' for beginners. Best of luck with her, I look forward to following your log.

 

Steve

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