Techsan Posted July 29, 2017 Share #1 Posted July 29, 2017 Here goes build thread number two! I am continuing to finish out the "hull model" of my Mamoli 1:93 USS Constitution. I'll post photos in that thread as the work continues. I received my Model Shipways kit yesterday and have been reviewing the plans and contents. I've attached the obligatory box pictures because, well...that's what you do. Just a couple of brief observations. I didn't realize the quality of the Mamoli product until I started unpacking the MS kit. The hardwood double planking and premium fittings (cannon barrels, carronades, et al) are truly a step above the plain basswood and cast-crap metal included by MS. I'll be looking for a lot of replacement parts. I'm also going to buy hardwoods for second layer hull and deck planking. This makes the bottom layer much more forgiving and wood filler can be used shamelessly. All I see right now is dollar signs! Don't want to sound negative, though. I'm truly excited to begin the build. I'm going to build it the way I want it to look, which is as close to the current configuration as I can make it. The greatest thing I have going is the wealth of knowledge contained in these build threads. We have some true masters here. I wish I had the brass skills of xken...your bow and ship's boats detail is insane. Appreciate your input as I go! Regards, Bryan Geoff Matson, BenD and alde 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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