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This is my first post to say hello and ask for help.  I am a total beginner who was offered a 18th century long boat.  I am ready to learn new skills however learning the ship building vocabulary is pretty challenging 😞

I have a practical question though that prevents me from getting started.  There are two keels and two stems.  Am i supposed to glue them together or are there just spare parts?  The instruction manual doesn't mention those duplicates.

Thank you in advance.


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The best way to get answers to these questions is to start a build log.

Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel, Thermopylae Sergal 


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72   Hetzer38(t) Starr 1/72    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Welcome! I'm not familiar with that kit, so I can't answer your question. But, as Backer suggested, best way to get answers is to start a build log. Join the fun!



Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
- Tuco

Current builds: Brigantine Phoenix

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Sounds like it's a Passaro designed longboat - extra keel pieces the clue.  Check out build logs here - whichever kit it is there will be multiple build logs.


Kurt Van Dahm






Nautical Research & Model Ship Society of Chicago

Midwest Model Shipwrights

North Shore Deadeyes

The Society of Model Shipwrights

Butch O'Hare - IPMS

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Welcome to the site!  Lots of build logs for that boat, you will find your answer in no time!

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Gidday PC52 and another warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

I can only second the advice given in the above posts. 

Search the build logs for your ship / kit. 

Hopefully this will give you some clarity on the build process.

Secondly if I may suggest that you dry fit as much as possible. Dry fitting is a process where you assemble parts without glue. This way you can identify problems that are difficult to rectify when everything is glued together.

Ask questions, we all started in the same boat, forgive the pun.

Above all - enjoy yourself.

I wish you all the best in your endeavours.


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

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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