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Schooner America 1851 by fnkershner - POB - 1:48

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Never in my wildest dreams did I think i would ever be posting in this forum. But I am an avid fan of the America's Cup and its long history. I have read most of the books on this boat. And I have not found a kit that did her justice. So I decided to go to the dark side. :o I would not even consider this if we did not have such a wonderful group here willing to provide support. I will be asking lots of questions. And this will be a slow project while I work on my kits. And while I figure out what I am doing. So let me begin.

 

At the suggestion of a member of our local club. I ordered the plans from the Smithsonian. What arrived you will see below. I currently have access to a shop with 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting abilities. This also adds some to my confidence that this is a project I can complete. I am also told that my new workshop has the ability to mold in Pewter. All I need is a model of the Trophy. Please don't hesitate to comment. I am going to be leaning hard on my betters in this forum.

 

So questions -

1. Any idea how I can get several photos of the trophy that I can stitch together into a 3D rendering?

2. Suggestions how I take the lines from the plans to create a 2D drawing that I can laser cut? What you see below is a Jpeg. but I also have it in PDF format.

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Hi, and welcome to the wonderful world of scratch-building.

 

Yes, all those new toys will make the building process much easier, but understanding the ship and her construction is key.  There are several good books on the America, but the one I recommend most is "The Low Black Schooner" by John Rousmaniere.  I used it extensively when building the open framed kit from Bluejacket.  

 

The kit is a good starting point, but needs some tweaking.  Not too difficult after I studied the plans and paintings.  The kit also includes a casting of one half of the Cup itself.  I believe that they will sell it separately.  You should be able to mirror it to derive a full round 3D object.

 

Below are some images of my model if they provide any help to you.  Best of success with the project.  I will be following along with interest.

 

Dan

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Dan - I seriously considered this model. It is the only kit on the market that is Correct that I know of. and it is a beautiful kit. But as I have studied builds of this kit it felt much more like a scratch build. And I am not interested in an open model. This way I can get away with POB. But thanks for the help. I will look closely at your log.

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