rjones726 Posted November 22, 2013 Share #1 Posted November 22, 2013 Hello, This is the initial entry in my build log of the Armed Virginia Sloop. My #1 goal is to complete the ship. I've got a few secondary ideas floating around in my head such as quality, craftsmanship, scratchbuilding and upgrading materials but I really want to finish this thing. For those not familiar with the kit, It is a 1:48 scale model sloop of the type built in and around the Chesapeake bay around 1800. As such I don't believe it represents a specific ship. I began by reading the instructions, going over the plans and perusing various build logs here at MSW. I took the plans to a local office supply store and had them make copies that I could cut up and use as patterns etc. keeping the original set intact. First step was to transfer the bearding line from the plans to the false keel. I then cut, carved and sanded the rabbet. I have begun to attach the keel. While waiting for the keel to dry, I removed all the bulkheads from their sheet and cleaned up the edges. Next I used my extra plan sheet to cut out each bulkhead and transfer the bevel line onto the front side. I'm going to leave myself some wiggle room to adjust the angle once the bulkheads are glued to the false keel. I welcome any and all comments even if they seem critical (I spent several decades on submarines - those guys have no problem telling you what they think ) I won't be offended at all. Ryland Craze and BareHook 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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