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C.W. Morgan by texxn5 - FINISHED - Model Shipways - 1:64 Kit - JohnF


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Hi guys, since I am new at this I hope that it has been set up properly, and I don't get Capn's Mast before I get started. I'll be trying to post some pictures later today as I get started. This will be a slow progress as I am in no hurry, I am also completing a Revell Constitution, I'm retired - and I do have a life besides model ship building...cooking and good cold beer do come first...life does have priorities you know. I'm not sure if shipbuilding causes me to drink my beer or drinking beer causes me to build ships....that one is still being investigated, but so far no results...gotta have my Grog....not much of a Rum drinker, so daily Rations won't help much, however a good Malt Whiskey never hurt....

 

Anyway, back to ships. This kit has been of interest for many years, and I now have the opportunity to do my first wood ship. I have scratch built models of oilfield production equipment from wood and have enjoyed doing that for many years, so the wood, being intimidating but not overwhelming should be fun - but slow, so bear with me guys, and I'll try to keep current.

 

Let the voyage begin....Bon Voyage and if I can get the pictures downloaded, I should be posting them soon....

 

Hello interested individuals, an update for this build log is that as of 10-10-2014 I have transferred my interest in building this log to my own website. If you are interested in following this please click on the link below to go to the website. There are quite a few pages of pictures in this log (MSW)that are missing due to a glitch that occurred earlier in the year. Therefore, I have committed my time to my own log, which has a lot of information for building this model in it. Sorry for any inconvenience, however, I think you'll like it better than this log. My site has a complete Build Log in it up to the point that I currently am at in the build. MSW is a wonderful site, and one can learn much from it. Please follow your friends and their logs here it will be rewarding.

 

the link is: http://www.charleswmorganmodel.com

 

Thanks,

John

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Welcome aboard Tex !   Glad to see a CW Morgan back on the site.  I'll be following along as she's a personal favorite.  Walked her decks many times back in Mystic.

 

Take your time, post lots of photos and don't be afraid to ask questions.  You'll find all the help you need on MSW.

 

And most of all, enjoy your first wooden ship build.

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I see you made it tex, Congrats!

 

and on the beer/ship building experiments, take it from a chemist, take your time. You don't want to rush your experiment and foul the data. I recommend doing all beer experiments in at least triplicate, Of course you may have to post pictures and ask if the keel is straight if the experiment loses its control.

 

Welcome aboard :dancetl6:

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Welcome aboard, sir - look forward to following this build! Like CAPTAIN Augie, I have spent many a pleasant hour wandering the decks of the CWM in Mystic.  This one is on my list future builds.

 

Enjoy the beer - and the build! 

 

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Yea Sjors brought popcorn, extra butter please.

Unlike you lucky membesr that have gotten to tour the Morgan, I'm land locked here in IL. Funny thing, just this last week I was showing Tam some Conny logs and now she wants to make our vacation somewhere so she can see and tour some tall ships. I'm amazed at how much she is interested in this topic. Any suggestions as to the best place/city and ships for vacations? Mystic sounds like an interesting place, plus isn't that the place with pizza.

 

Somehow it always seems to turn to food.or drink :cheers:

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Mystic Seaport is a great visit, also the USS Nautilus nearby open for tours, and the aquarium across the street from the seaport.  easy drive from Mystic to Boston to tour the Conny (she is reopening for tours tomorrow).  Of course, i am very biased toward New England anyway...

 

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Thanks again guys. I look forward to this venture, and with everyone's help and bs, this should be a great ride. I have been on Morgan a number of times, spent a week in Mystic a few years back, stayed at the Mystic Inn, and since it was sold out, they gave me The Mansion at the Inn. It's an old Sea Captain's house up on the hill behind the Inn. It is where Bogart and Bacall spent their honeymoon, and even came with a private butler....looks like the old Captain's lived well when ashore. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I took pictures knowing that some day I would build the model, but consequently lost them all due to divorce. I ploan to go back again, probably in August since I have to go to a wedding in Philly...close enough from here to go to Mystic, and Boston to see the Connie again. I'm into the running rigging on her, and hope to finish her soon. I'll post pictures when I can, and when I figure out how to do it. John

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Nice to see you made it Tex. I'll join the others in the front row near Sjors and the popcorn. You'll find another "sticky" on posting pictures if you need guidance. Gotta keep Sjors happy you know - he needs his pictures! :D. I look forward to following your progress.

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Thanks Grant, I just managed to get a profile picture posted, I've got some build photos to post, however, I had a real hard time posting the profile pic because of size.  I use Picassa, and also have a very hi res camera Sony 12 mpx ... the format didn't like the size of the file....any suggestions?  Picassa doesn't allow me to change the size of the pictures.  I used Gravatar for the profile change, and got it through, do I have to do this to all uploaded pictures?

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Well I guess what I should say at this point is I got it started.  Sometimes I've heard that getting started is the hardest part...man I hope that is true.  Got the Keel ready to start with bulkheads.  The kit is unpacked, semi-organized, and started.  Got the Build Log started, and managed to get a picture uploaded....by the way....You are welcome Sjors.....oops, pardon me Captain, no disrespect intended.......me days spent on the Carrier get to me some days.....probably what's wrong with me now.....longing for the open sea.....

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Ahoy Tex :D

 

If it helps these next few steps are very important. Double check everything and post if your not sure. The rabbet was a little unnerving for me but it seems we all get through it. Looking forward to your progress.

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All comments, criticisms, advice, etc.. is welcome. This is totally new to me, and I will be seeking advice from evryone, so please feel free to let me have it when you see fit....not you Augie....from Sjors, it appears to be expected...so the journey is started, and I will be working on both ships, I want to get the Connie out of the way very soon, so I can get serious about the Morgan....

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Yes Daniel, Colorado gets cold, and 50's is good...have a good friend in Littleton, he's a Real Estate Appraiser....we grew up in far south Texas together....75 miles from Mexico in 3 directions...lol.....used to come to Co to ski and play...then leave all that white stuff to the rest of ya....

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Yes Augie, it's amazing how the bs just seems to flow on this site...makes me wonder how we get anything done on our ships as we spend so much time on these magnificent flying machines we use to talk around the world...lol...I think I'll have a new rank by the end of the night at the rate we're going....not that RHIP, but who knows....maybe knowledge can go with it....

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Well, tomorrow along with doing some running rigging on the Connie, I'm going to work on the bulkheads and filler blocks. My Keel Stand holder is being occupied by the Connie, so I'll have to improvise and make a makeshift stand. Should be no big deal, so we'll see....off and running boys....

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