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Bluenose by martin9428 - Artesania Latina

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Recently I took an interest in Ship in a bottles and thought I may try my hand at building one and then thought..."let me get some knowledge on ship anatomy" so, I decided that I wanted to start by building a wooden ship. I decided that the Bluenose would be a nice place to start as there wasn't a lot of rigging. I was blown away at the cost of kits and as a disabled vet, cost was an issue. I also have a tendency not to finish things I start as I get frustrated easily and I also tend to have heavy hands. One day while looking in a thrift shop, I came across this kit for $8 and thought it would be a great kit to cut my teeth one and if I mess up, I'm only out $8 plus the $60 spent on various tools and supplies but, none the less, relatively cheap considering. The kit states that it is an easy build and can be done in a week-end. Funny as it has taken me all of three weeks or more and still have the rigging and sails left. Anyway, here are some pictures of the build so far. The hull is made of what they call Artist wood which appears to be nothing more then compressed cardboard and the pieces weren't even close to fitting properly but after some mods and sanding I got them close enough and filler filled the rest. There isn't a lot of detail on this kit so, I added some little touches here and there. I hope you enjoy the pictures and thanks for looking at my build so far. Looking forward to building something more detailed after this. By the way. Pictures are out of sequence.











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Hi Martin,


"Weekend Kit" - yeah, right. Bit of false advertising if ever I've seen it :D .


So your aim is eventually to build a ship in a bottle? That's a whole different ball game. I was getting a bit bored with building full size ships a while ago, so I thought I'd give SIB a go. Check the link in my Signature below for some tips if you like. It was a ton of fun :D .


:cheers:  Danny

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