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I started building and chose the Artesenia Virgina 1819 as my first model.  I think i did a good job being first time. The Rigging and Deck are decent. The hull could have been better. Being a double plank with applewood and then Mahogany.  I have attached the final product.  I am now looking for suggestions as to what I should build next, so increase my skill level and experience. A friend suggested the Lady Nelson.


It looks okay but looking for something that doesn't look so spidery.



Virginia 1819

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I'd say caldercraft HMS cruiser or even the bomb vessel Granado. Both attractive but still medium sized vessels. Cruisers hull is pretty similar in the simple curves to that of the Virginia.

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I've recently been through the same thought process after finishing my Endeavour Longboat.


I was looking at the Caldercraft Shelbourne due to its single mast, but in the end I went with a model that I actually wanted to build, the Caldercraft HM Brig Supply.


For the smaller models, cornwallmodelboats.co.uk actually works out cheaper than the local supplier, even taking shipping into account, I ordered my Supply from them.

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