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trippwj
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Good morning, crew.  Need some recommendations, please.

 

I am nearing completion (well, at the rate I am going, it may be a few more months) on my current build.  I have a partial build of the Corel Revenue Cutter Ranger sitting on build slip (I have planked the deck, procrastinating on planking the hull).  BUT, I just saw an offer on Model Expo that is almost too good to pass up - Model Shipways  Emma C. Berry at $90 off the regular price...

  • 1:32 scale ship model kit
  • kit is a true plank-on-frame model, using beech and basswood for strips and beams.
  • same number of true-to scale frames as the original.

GREAT price right now...do I buy it and put it on the shelf as motivation to get the other two done?????

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Hey there Wayne,   that sort of thing is exactly what I tend to do.   I try to keep 1 or 2 sitting on the shelf as "inspiration".   And, in my humble opinion, the best time to put them on the shelf is when they are on a good sale.  Model Expo does have those sales quite often though, so it isn't usually a one shot deal - but regardless,  if it is a subject that interests you and you have the means - go for it!   (Course, like me - just have to be careful ; buying kits can be addictive.  I have 2 on the shelf and am eying the Syren which is on sale at the moment).

 

 

-Adam.

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Wayne - Emma Berry looks like an interesting subject, one that I have been eyeing  off and on for the past couple of years.  I think it was Maurys who had an great build log on the old MSW.  You may want to PM him if he doesn't chime in here for his opinion of the kit.

 

As Adam says, those Model Expo sales seem to run in cycles so if you miss it this time, it should come around again.

 

Bob

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Tripp,

 

I have the Emma C Berry partially completed but delayed for several reasons;I will get back to it.  It is a POF build, which I guess I did not realize, and the building of the frames and putting them on the false keel is tedious, rather delicate and needs to be very precise.  I am not disappointed with the kit; the instructions  and quality of the wood are very good, but it is more work than I expected.  I think I paid about US $80.00.

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Thanks, Jim.  I am looking forward to building it and fortunately there are a couple of good logs here to refer to!  Still debating (and have plenty of time to decide) over putting the 200 some odd holes in the bottom for the wet well....

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