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Granado: Victory models vs Caldercraft?


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Define "best".  Different modelers will take that to mean different things.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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I asked that same question a couple of years ago, here is a link to my question and the responses I got. Unfortunately I got busy with other things I and haven't started the Granado yet, in fact I just finished my first ship, the 18th Century Longboat and have ordered the Syren for my next build. It is due to be here Tuesday, I chose this one from Model Shipways because of the extremely detailed and lengthy instructions. I did choose the Caldercraft Granado and the instructions seem pretty good, but I didn't feel like I was quite up to the task to take on that ship yet. Although I don't know that there is much of a difference between the Syren and Granado in terms of difficulty, size, and overall similar shape and construction, I just felt the instructions with the Syren would better suit me at my level of experience. I also was able to get it on a pretty good sale last week, so there's that. 

 

Anyhow, here is the link and if you have any questions about the kits contents I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability and if needed can take some pics of the materials. 

 

Matt

 

Completed Builds: Viking Drakkar - Amati - Scale 1:50

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I have the plans, instructions and fittings to do a scratchbuild from Amati, and I have seen the plans and instruction book from Caldercraft- imho the fittings,castings and weaponry from Caldercraft are superior as well as the design of the fo’c’sle, bulwarks and mortar housings. Everything else is pretty much the same - can’t speak to the wood quality as I use my own..... hope that helps

 

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10 minutes ago, ASAT said:

I have the plans, instructions and fittings to do a scratchbuild from Amati, and I have seen the plans and instruction book from Caldercraft- imho the fittings,castings and weaponry from Caldercraft are superior as well as the design of the fo’c’sle, bulwarks and mortar housings. Everything else is pretty much the same - can’t speak to the wood quality as I use my own..... hope that helps

 

Good info, makes me glad I purchased the Caldercraft. 

Matt

 

Completed Builds: Viking Drakkar - Amati - Scale 1:50

                              18th Century Longboat - Model Shipways - Scale 1:48

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