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New member from the state of Vermont in the U.S.  As a native Vermonter, raised on a mountainside, I haven't spent a lot of time around ships.  As a history buff, though, over the years I've become interested in the ships and small craft that plied Lake Champlain during the American Revolution.  I've started (and stalled) models of the Philadelphia a few times, and tried my hand at a small bateau a couple of years ago, but never finished.  Recently I built a couple of very small 1:300 scale papercraft kits from War Artisan.  One of the American ship Enterprise, and one of the HMS Inflexible, both of which fought in the Battle of Valcour Island.


Building these little models brought me back to boat building again.  Years ago, I built a couple of skin-on-frame Greenland style qajaqs for myself and my daughter.  A friend of mine really liked the look of them, and asked if I could build him a model.  It's been several years, but I finally got a start on doing just that the other day.  I think once the 1:12 scale qajaq is finished, I may try to tackle the bateau again, and hopefully work my way up to building the Philadelphia. 🙂

Is a Greenland Qajaq model worthy of a building log?


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Welcome to MSW, Elroy.


I hope you'll start a build log as it's the best way to get help and make friends.

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

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

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            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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I too don't live by the sea, but on the Apennines (hills)
but like you I have the usual passion !!!


Lupo nero


finished models  Carrack Santa Maria by luponero - scale 1/50 - diagrams of Adametz   


models under construction Athenian triere of the 5th century B.C  https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25956-athenian-triere-of-the-5th-century-bc/ 


  San Giovanni Battista 1598 by luponero - Medicean galleon  https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25930-san-giovanni-battista-1598-by-luponero-medicean-galleon/                                           




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Nice models.

Greetings, and welcome to MSW

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    


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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7 minutes ago, TaltosVT said:

Thanks all for the welcome!  I've gone ahead and started a build log for the qajaq that I'm working on.  Thanks for the interest!




Welcome Elroy.

I sure do love your part of our country. Recently visited the White Mountains and fell in love with the beauty there.

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