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Had to shelf my USS Essex, too many missing parts and directions! Frustrating! Picked The Emma C. Berry for a good price and thought it is a good scale and very sexy ship. She was built and launched down the way in Noank, Conn. in 1866. Known as a "Noank Smack" fishing vessel. Got to it building the keel/skeg section, then putting together the build board and keel support unit with the frame clamp fixture. Ready to start the frames! 

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This is a nice little vessel and an interesting kit - I have one in my stash....somewhere....

 

I’ll pull up a chair and follow along for this build.

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Haven't posted for a little while but I have been working on her here and there. For my first real POF attempt, this kit is not for beginners! The manual is not very easy to follow... I realized soon that most of the build will require constant referral to the plans. But that's cool, the plans have lots of info. Many detail shots of the trickier areas. So, bust out the measuring tools and get in that mode of thinking. So, the frames are beveled and installed.

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Waiting now for the glue to grab, began thinking of the next step: the interior details, cabin floor and bunks, wet well (this should be troublesome), but fun to figure out, forward floor and whatever else I can accomplish while the hull is open. Used an array of clamps, somewhat tricky!

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More done on ECB, wet well installed, left the starboard side open where the look through will be located. The forecastle sole is in with a cut out for the mast. Cabin sole and bunks are in also. Next up, ceiling planks then paint the interior before framing the deck. This is a fun little model, lots of detail crammed in.

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Thank Yves and Mr. T, also for the likes all! Yes Yves, sometimes hard to get the ball rolling again...But I find once I get started on a build again, the hours blaze by and I find that it's 2AM! Looking forward to see both of your build logs to resume. Also I must add; pardon most of my picture's quality, my phone is junk and therefore, the camera is too. I should buy a decent digital camera in the future.

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