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Sharpie Schooner by Sparky21 - Midwest Products - 1:32

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  • 2 weeks later...

Looking good so far!  

I built this kit back in the ‘90s.  It was the first wooden model that I ever built.

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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 then proceeded to install the keel strips and chine strips.  I was a bit confused as to how much to fair the bow end of theses strips as later in the instructions the stem was to be attached after the sheet planking was installed. After the side planks and the bottom planks were attached I then realized I didn't fair them correctly.  I had to use some wood fill to lessen the gaps on the stem.  I did not take any phots  the fairing was off when attaching the stem. 




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Making of the Toe Rail was interesting.  The instructions said to cut a piece of scrap basswood 3" X 3/32" glue 220 grit sandpaper to it then lay the Toe Rail between to pieces of wood and sand the notches at the appropriate locations. ( Going to have to file this technic away in my brain for future builds)


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There is a picture in this comment for the method that I frequently use: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/22920-hm-cutter-alert-by-vthokiee-finished-vanguard-models-164/?do=findComment&comment=745423


It isn't the most accurate but it works well.

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