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WILLIE L. BENNETT by Thedeacon - Model Shipways

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Hi all!

Well finally decided to try and start this kit. Not really a ship modeler, but would love to learn. I am currently working on the build "Moulds" and getting up the courage to tackle the RABBET CUT. My question is: Should the cut be made before I assemble the keel? Meaning, Stern post, AFT SKEG, SKEG BATTEN and other sub assemblies are attached to the Keelson?

All help greatly appreciated.





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Welcome and good luck on you build. I am looking forward to following your Willie Bennett build.


The plans show the rabbet at about 1/16"x1/16". The plans are at the same scale as the model. You should be able to take your measurements off of the plans without adjustment.


You may also be interested in the following book. "Modeling Guide for Model Shipways Kit 'Willie L. Bennett'" by Ben Lankford.






Hampton, VA




Current Builds: Skipjack Albatross - 1:32


On Hold: Yacht Atlantic - Scientific


Completed:  Ships Boat - MS - First Planked Kit

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