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After a year away from my hobbies, I needed a simple kit to get my brain working again.  I pulled this off the shelf and dusted it off with excitement, I hope this goes well!!

Casey

 

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Here is the beginning, put down the foundation.  the wood was not very straight so I had to make some modifications.

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Casey

 

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Next I decided to plank the cabin deck with some extra Tanganyka wood I had from another kit, this pic is just the beginning, I will post the finished one later, it's already installed in the boat

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

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I got the deck attached pretty easily.  Good old rubber bands and wood work their magic

 

 

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Casey

 

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Now that the deck is in place it was time for the keep strip and the chines.  Pretty straight forward, the basswood works great for this step, soaked them in water for an hour and they went in perfect.  Sanded each end to flush with the frame.

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

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  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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Got the sides on, now I need to straighten the edges some more, build going pretty smooth so far.  The bottom strip are next.  After that the agonizing step of choosing a paint scheme will follow.

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

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Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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You're fast :)! Welcome back, she's looking great!

-Elijah

 

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Continental Gunboat Philadelphia by Model Shipways

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Model Shipways Phantom

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very nice job thus far.........I have this kit as well.   I have some very maniacal thoughts about it...trying to think of different configurations.   look forward in seeing more  ;)

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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I am going to build this one straight forward, probably make a scratch one in the future and get a little creative.  This is a fun one.

Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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Almost to the paint

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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I'm not stressing the gaps right now because the rails go over the edges

Casey

 

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  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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Coming along nicely Casey.

Thank You all...

 

Mario

 

 

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My Builds....

 

BETTEAU WAR OF 1812     BOUNTY LAUNCH(bashed)    CHESAPEAKE BAY FLATTIE

 

THE SEA of GALILEE BOAT   VICTORIAN STEAM LAUNCH(bashed)    HOWARD CHAPELLE's CRABBING SKIFF

 

LADY KATHRINE 1812 SCHOONER

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Thanks Cap'n!  I checked out your Flattie log before I started, very nice.  The rigging is awesome.  I hope don't mind if I borrow your scupper idea for the rails.

Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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You go right ahead Casey. All the power to ya. Just have fun.

Thank You all...

 

Mario

 

 

:piratetongueor4:  :piratetongueor4:

"Each of us is a mixture of some good and some not so good qualities. In considering one's fellow man it's important to remember the good things ... We should refrain from making judgments just because a fella happens to be a dirty, rotten SOB(biscuit) ;) "

 

 

 

My Builds....

 

BETTEAU WAR OF 1812     BOUNTY LAUNCH(bashed)    CHESAPEAKE BAY FLATTIE

 

THE SEA of GALILEE BOAT   VICTORIAN STEAM LAUNCH(bashed)    HOWARD CHAPELLE's CRABBING SKIFF

 

LADY KATHRINE 1812 SCHOONER

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The hull looks very good so far. Nicely assembled and clean lines. Great work.

 

Russ

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Decided on a paint scheme, went with three types of gray.  Good old Folk Art acrylic from the craft store.

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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As I did with my other boats, I throw in a thin dark plastic cover for the windows.

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Casey

 

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Current Builds:  

                                  

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  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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I use artist's acrylics on my models and they do a pretty good job. My painting skills are not the best, so that is generally where I run into trouble. :)

 

Russ

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I know, all the work put into the wood only aspects, the thought of ruining it with one brush of paint is truly agonizing.

Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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looking sweet Casey......good idea for the windows.    I built the Maine Lobster boat........I used clear cello,  since with the roof on,  nothing can be seen anyway  ;)   another fellow on the site turned me onto something else......the film from floppy disc.   it had two sides......a flat side and a glossy side,  depending what you wish to show.

 

great job on the boat ..........very well done!

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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  • 3 weeks later...

Got around to finishing the deck. Now fitting the mast.
 

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Casey

 

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Current Builds:  

                                  

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Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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  • 1 month later...

Ready for the sails, this was a fun kit.  Hopefully the next pictures will be in the completed section!

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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Thanks. I'm having a hard time picking rigging lines. The ones with the kit are very thin and the ropes I have in storage a a bit too big for the blocks

Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

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Future Builds:        

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  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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The rigging lines for a boat like this would have been small. Maybe a 1/2" diameter, but probably 3/8" diameter or so. Take .375 and divide by the scale denominator and see what size that is. That would probably be about right.

 

Russ

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finished the rigging, 99% done!

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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beautiful!  ;)

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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Got her done!  Added a few coiled lines on the cabin and deck.  Into the display case and on to the next project!

 

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Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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