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Hello,

today a huge box came in. When the rigging of my Pickle is done I‘ll start with the America‘s Cup yacht Endeavour.

 

The 1/35 scale kit includes laser cutted parts for the deck, keel and frames, limewood and mahogany planking material, brass and wooden fittings, photo etched brass details, cloth, plans, instructions in three languages (Italian, French and English).

 

Endeavour is a 130-foot (40 m) J-class yacht built for the 1934 America's Cup by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, Portsmouth Harbour, England. She was built for Sir Thomas Sopwith who used his aviation design expertise to ensure the yacht was the most advanced of its day with a steel hull and mast. She was launched in 1934 and won many races in her first season including against the J's Velsheda and Shamrock V. She failed in her America's Cup challenge against the American defender Rainbow but came closer to lifting the cup than any other until Australia II succeeded in 1983.

(Wikipedia)

 

 

The box

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Frames and keel

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Metal parts

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Wooden strips for planking and the material for the mast

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The deck and the wooden fittings

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The building plans

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The Amati kit is really impressive. The wooden parts are of good quality, only the sails are not sewn. Anyway, I can‘t wait laying the keel.

Cheers, Richard.

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Current build: Mercury, Russian brigAmerica's Cup Yacht Endeavour (1934), Amati

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Richard,

 

I believe I'll pull up a chair and watch your build.  I did a half hull of her about a month ago.  I must say she is a beautiful craft, I look forward to watching your build.       :cheers: 

 

Cheers,

Tim

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Richard,

 

this is a breath of fresh air! Finally, some changes from the period Ships. I will be following with great interest your Build Log. Please make sure you take a lot of pictures and that you have a small ladder to take care of the rigging.... ;)

 

Thank you for doing this kit.

 

Yves

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Thank you very nuch for your interest, Tim, Yves, Jay, Børge and TBlack. :)

Just take a seat. But be patient with me, first I have to finish my Pickle.

Jeff, I just found your half hull build log. It‘s very nice.
Yves, thanks for posting the picture.

Cheers, Richard.

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Richard - I just found your log. She is a beautiful ship. I too have this kit on my shelf. I concern is what will the admiral say when she sees how bit it is?!! Did you notice the mast alone is nearly 5 ft tall. this is not likely to fit in a display case.

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Hi Floyd, my admiral broke down when she saw the box. ;)

The height of the mast is very impressive but not the problem. Tapering the round timber could be a really tough job.

Edited by The Sailor

Cheers, Richard.

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Completed build: HM Schooner Pickle, JoTiKa

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Ah, she was such a lovely boat.  It will be nice to see the model.

 

Bob

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Did you know you can R/C this model? Just saying... :P

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Wow is that a full size ironing board? This is going to be a huge replica. What's her overall length (and height), my calculations give just under 4 feet long? She should make one really impressive display. I also love seeing the non-period and working vessel builds. There are so many interesting vessels out there and this one is a definite keeper.

 

@ Yves, Nice photo, it really shows the inner beauty of the sail stitching. 

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When she raced in the Cup she had a crew of 35! Can you imagine being the bow man on that thing?!! She is in the Caribbean now. Her new owner spent over $1M to restore her. I would love a chance to sail on board. Every year there is a classic wooden boat race in the Carib.  

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Thanks again for your big interest. :)

Did you know you can R/C this model? Just saying... :P

I know, Floyd but i‘m short on experience with such things. The other big difficulty could be to waterproof the wooden hull. I think, she lives much longer when I keep her far away from any action of water. ;)

 

Wow is that a full size ironing board?

Yes, it‘s a full size ironing board. The overall length is 115 cm (3,77 ft), the height is 146 cm (4,79 ft). Edited by The Sailor

Cheers, Richard.

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Completed build: HM Schooner Pickle, JoTiKa

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Actually I can help you with the R/C part of this. :P  :D It is the only way my Admiral will let me build it. I fi just say she will be out in the garage with the other R/C yachts. did I mention I already have 2 of similar size?

 

To water proof the hull on this kit all you need is a layer of West systems Epoxy. And the electronics is not hard either. am I tempting you? Hmmm?

 

Actually the biggest challenge would be the ballasting.

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On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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  • 1 month later...

Ladies and gentlemen, ...smileys-music-011130.gif

... and this is the official start of my build log.

Oh my God! In 1/35 scale Endeavour‘s parts are only big! Anyway, let‘s have a look at the first pictures. At this time all the parts are dry-fitted.

Here are the bow and the stern:

 

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The midship frames and some more parts:

 

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The building slip for the ship‘s boat:

 

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And the dry-fitted hull:

 

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Cheers, Richard.

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Current build: Mercury, Russian brigAmerica's Cup Yacht Endeavour (1934), Amati

Completed build: HM Schooner Pickle, JoTiKa

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Oh boy I am so going to be getting into trouble with the Admiral. :)  I might just have to dig my kit out. Are going to have the drop keel exposed?

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On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

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I like everything I see already!  Keep the photos coming in!

 

Tim

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  • BlueJacket - 310' Destroyer "The famous "four-piper" of both World Wars"
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  • Constructo - Pilar (Ernest Hemingway's Fishing Yacht)  
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Hi Richard:

 

No sooner is the Pickle done than this beauty emerges off the shelf?!?! I looked long and hard at this kit during my annual "kit acquisition season" but the size put me off - the Admiral does want to move to a bigger place, but I'm not sure this is the reason she had in mind!!

 

Looking forward to following this one

hamilton

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Hi Richard,

 

I just been reading your log, Nearly missed the starters gun :) 

 

It looks like a high quality kit going by your photos and she is going to be big, I should think it will be a nice change for you  to work on a larger scale model and not have to deal with those smaller parts you had on the Pickle.  I will follow your progress with interest :D

 

You are off to a great start keep the please pictures coming

Edited by Jeff-E

Cheers :cheers:

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Thank you very much Floyd, Tim, Q A‘s Revenge, Hamilton and Jeff.

 

 

Oh boy I am so going to be getting into trouble with the Admiral. :)  I might just have to dig my kit out. Are going to have the drop keel exposed?

This can get you in trouble, Floyd. Don‘t mess with the Admiral. ;)

 I‘m not sure about an exposed drop keel. I think, it looks strange. But the drop keel is free to move.

 

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Really looking forward to your progress on this as the smaller 1:80 version is high on my list.

 

 but the size put me off -

 

Well, the length is a minor problem. The real problem is the height of the mast. For all I know, Amati‘s Endeavour is available in three different sizes: 1:80, 1:50 and 1:35.

Edited by The Sailor

Cheers, Richard.

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Current build: Mercury, Russian brigAmerica's Cup Yacht Endeavour (1934), Amati

Completed build: HM Schooner Pickle, JoTiKa

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I‘m not sure about an exposed drop keel. I think, it looks strange. But the drop keel is free to move.

 

Personal thing I guess but for what it's worth I agree it does look a little strange.

 

This is the little one that's on my list. It's available as resin hull or plank on frame. Which one I buy depends on how easy you make the hull planking look!

 

http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/acatalog/Endeavour-314-ext.html

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I think the drop keel looks strange in the present context but might look more appropriate when the hull is fully planked - a matter of taste I suppose. Anyway, it will be nice to see one of these beautiful hulls in a nice large format, drop keel or not!

hamilton

current builds: Corel HMS Bellona (1780)
 
previous builds: MS Phantom (scuttled, 2017); MS Sultana (1767); Corel Brittany Sloop (scuttled, 2022); MS Kate Cory; MS Armed Virginia Sloop (in need of a refit); Corel Flattie; Mamoli Gretel; Amati Bluenose (1921) (scuttled, 2023); AL San Francisco (destroyed by land krakens [i.e., cats]); Corel Toulonnaise (1823); 
MS Glad Tidings (1937) (in need of a refit)HMS Blandford (1719) from Corel HMS GreyhoundFair Rosamund (1832) from OcCre Dos Amigos (missing in action); Amati Hannah (ship in a bottle); Mamoli America (1851)Bluenose fishing schooner (1921) (scratch)
 
under the bench: Admiralty Echo cross-section; MS Emma C Barry; MS USS Constitution; MS Flying Fish; Corel Berlin; a wood supplier Colonial Schooner Hannah; Victory Models H.M.S. Fly; CAF Models HMS Granado; MS USS Confederacy

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I agree with you all about the retractable keel. I would not show it on the finished model, although it would be cool to have some kind of mechanism (spring or others) that allows you to pull it out, with automatic retraction inside the hull. This could be a nice feature on a static model.

 

The lines of the hull are so pure that the lower keel would break the incredible beauty of the J class.

 

As for the height of the mast, unless you place the model on the floor, you will need a ladder to work on the top of it. I cannot wait to see more progress and pictures.

 

Yves

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If you were to R/C this boat you could have a 3rd channel for the drop keel. It would help you when pointing upwind.

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

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looks good, I have always liked Americas Cup boats , Do they make kits for the modern 12 meter Boats ? ( Ive been looking and have not found any other than plastic ones) thought about buying plans and doing a scatch build, I saw some model plans for the America3 boats (just to new of a boat)

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