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Charles W Morgan by geoffs - Artesania Latina - scale 1:50 - First Wooden Ship Build


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Well I'm settled enough in my new place to get started on a build. I'll call this my first build as any experience I have had, was a long. long time ago.

Model is about 35 years old (guesstimate) of the Charles W Morgan my Artesania Latina. This model was donated a couple of years ago to the Living Boat Trust, I group of which I'm a member. The LBT maintain and occasionally build, wooden boats in Franklin, Tasmania.

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Bulkheads are router cut. Not sure if this would have been CNC given the age of the model.

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DIe cut parts, no lasers here!

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Lots of little plastic bags. I've got some partitioned containers to put these in.

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I think I have the necessary tools assemled. I just need to make up a board on which to build it and maybe a keel clamp  - I have some aluminium extrusion and 3D printed clamps for that.

Don't pull up a chair just yet, this could take a while!

 

 

Regards

Geoff

 

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Geoff,

 

I wonder if you could please help me out with a problem.

I am in the process of building this model and have damaged the first 3 sheets of the drawings - the other 3 plans are fine.

 

Is there any chance you could take some pictures of these plans and forward to me so I can continue with the model. There is not enough information in the instructions alone to progress.

 

Your assistance appreciated

 

Dave

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Geoff, . . . Or anyone that has built this model ! ! !

Stumbled upon this website while doing research on a recently inherited model, The Charles W. Morgan. I see you started the build a few years ago. How goes the progress? Have you completed it? If so, a few pictures of it would be greatly appreciated Sir.

 

I received this model partially started. By that I mean the hull has been started. It looks like the shiplap, (?), boards are almost done. I think everything is there from my first inventory checking. Guess I really won't know until I start constructing this magnificent ship.

 

Any "first-timer" tips you might want to share? I've never built anything like this before. Really no experience beyond the standard car/ship/plane models as a kid. The typical plastic type.

 

I am an experienced woodworker / furniture builder that, hopefully, will help me with this. Your thoughts on this please.

 

Looking forward to your response. 

 

Thanking you in advance,

 

-Dorald-

Edited by dorald
add to the TO field , spelling error
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I have been building this same kit for many years

i built the frame and then it sat for decade or more

continuing now and have just completed second plank down to the waterline where I will put copper tape 

 

likely start a build log soon

just joined so need to figure that out 

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Hola yo tengo el kit de hace unos 20 años y resulta que se me ha dañado(por un problema de aguas) el casco que lo tenia con el primer forro y los planos que han quedado ilegibles....¿Alguien tiene los planos para que me los podria proporcionar? muchas gracias

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