mbp521 Posted March 23, 2019 Share #1 Posted March 23, 2019 Hello everyone. While I am not new to the ship modelling world this will be my first attempt at a build log, so please excuse any errors while i work my way through this. While I love the older period sailing ships, I recently tried my hand at steamers. I picked the Artesania Latina King of the Mississippi and enjoyed the build so much that I wanted to attempt another steamboat build. After reading several build logs on MSW and the reviews of the kits I decided on the Model Shipways Chaperon. I really like the quality and detail of their kits, and after completing the AL KotM, this is a real step up. I actually started the build a couple of weeks ago and while researching some of the builds came across Kurt Van Dahm's post for his article on his build of the Chaperon. Since I want to do this model justice I purchased his article to help me along the way. Since Kurt was so gracious to make this information available, I figure why not return the favor and start a build log. Anyway, like most, I won't bore you with the details of the kit contents since this has been done already, and jump right in with the build. Since i just now decided to start a build log, I have very few pictures of the beginning, however going forward I'll try to take more as I go along. Any and all comments and suggestions are always welcome. Thank you for looking. -Brian Here is what I have so far. Starting the hull. Bulkheads and stringers in place and first row of planking. Small planking completed and starting on the big planking. ScottRC, Cathead, Altduck and 9 others 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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