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Robert E Lee by Dan Evans - Amati - 1:150

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After finishing the side wheeler Portland i decided to build a smaller model of the Robert E Lee by Amati.    The kit is very detailed with great metal parts and good plans.

There is a english and Italian plan set.  The drawing are in Italian but you can cross reference from the english to Italian.

The different decks are built as individual boxes.   

The bluejackect model had slab sides which made it rather difficult at times.   

This is my 8th wooden ship .   I woould recommend this kit to anyone wishing to build a paddle wheelr.


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Very cool!


 I like the Oregon sitting in the background.  What kit is that?

Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)


On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury


Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia


Goal: Become better than I was yesterday


"The hardest part is deciding to try." - me

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I have not added to this blog in weeks .  Recently I came up with a  way to create the panels in a faster way.


the strips are very small and are hard to line up on the boxes.  

So what I do is glue the strips to paper in two and three strip bundles.  then i use a cutting jig to cut as many pieces that I need to go around the windows.  This keeps the strips in line and looks better.  

I hope this helps anyone taking on this model.1443178671_cuttingsmallpanels.jpg.e1f6ad636529ee642990610078446176.jpg847307156_gluingstripsonpaper.jpg.2ee412203b64e5ac60dab75bdf642ab8.jpg757504388_panelsnearpaddlewheels.jpg.cb8c70767f02c4a51a13f1f25aa26111.jpg2053813381_puttinginwindows.jpg.f560d72e8fde98337a7ed3fcd4a7d53c.jpg733285101_settingsmallinjig.jpg.0a81b3c332bce8969bc36816ea1bd547.jpg1810728817_smallpanels.jpg.db61bdc829e7e5992639cbe95a165821.jpg1220283205_sternpanels.jpg.79294a90712958468bc88f7b17158ef4.jpg


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