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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.


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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?

-Elroy

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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!

https://modelshipworld.com/topic/22133-greenland-qajaq-by-elroy-davis-small-scale-112-skin-on-frame-construction/

 

-Elroy

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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