gleason Posted September 13, 2013 Share #1 Posted September 13, 2013 (edited) This is a repost of a kit I originally started on Fri, Nov 26, 2010. Needless to say it has been awhile since I worked on the kit. I managed to find all the old postings/photos previously posted prior to the crash of MSW. I will post some highlights/photos of the ‘old’ build and then continue with ‘new’ rebuild section later Kit is well designed and the instructions in the manual are pretty straight forward which makes the assembly of the model assembly. The lumber is laser-cut, and there is a good supply of photo-etch materials included with the kit. For those interested, here is some additional kit info: - 27 sheets of laser cut basswood in various thickness - sheet of photo-etch brass for gingerbread trim, etc… - 5 sheets of plans showing and identifying each piece of cut wood - 1 plan sheet showing and identifying the photo-etch brass pieces REFERENCES USED DURING THE BUILD - Instruction manual from Model Shipways Chaperon Kit - Original manual written by Robert E. Hunt - 6 part article “Building the Chaperon Sternwheeler Stern Packet – 1884” By Kurt Van Dahm Ships in Scale – Volume 20, issue numbers #5, #6 Volume 21, issue numbers #1, #2, #3, #4 I use no power tools except for a variable speed drill for shaping masts on tall ships. I use very basic tools and do everything by hand. The basic tools : - wood rasp for rough shaping of wood. - sanding sticks in various sizes, sanding sponges, tweezers, nippers, files, etc.. - pin vise with various drill bit sizes - knives, scalpels, miter box - squares, rulers, clamps - Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue and super glue if needed Photos to follow... Edited September 13, 2013 by gleason Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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