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Endeavour J Class by cdrusn89 - FINISHED - Amati - 1/35 scale

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Gary - one of the best bits about building classic yacht models is the admiring comments made by household visitors. I think you will get many. Your build speed was impressive and the resulting model is a fine execution of this kit. Well done. I look forward to seeing the picture of Endeavour in her display location.

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In my eyes, the J-class is still the epitome of racing yachts, and you have rendered true justice to this classic among the classics. She looks sleek, beautiful, racy, even sexy ... A master achievement you can be proud of.


If I may venture a small criticism, the cradle you have chosen, whilst justified for stability reasons, looks a bit « heavy » and spoils a little the fantastic lines of the hull.


A fantastic result nevertheless. Well done !



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Thanks all - as for the stand, I am thinking about taking a page from Keith Aug's stand and replacing the end pieces with thick (1/4" or maybe thicker) plexiglass. But that will have to wait until I get a case built which will require additional shop machines (like a full size table saw) for which I need approval from HQ. Maybe for Christmas.

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I took Hubert's comment to heart and rebuilt the cradle using 3/4" Plexiglas (cast acrylic actually although I do not know what, if any, difference there is between them) in place of the wooden ends. I owe the idea the Keith Aug who did a similar but much more sophisticated cradle for his Endeavour.


I does make a marked improvement.

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