fletch944t Posted October 30, 2014 Share #1 Posted October 30, 2014 Well, where to begin. I'm not new to the hobby but, have been away from it for a while. But, I AM new to the forum. I've tried to do some research up front so that I don't ask too many questions that have already been asked but, invariably I probably will anyway. I've been a huge fan of the Constitution ever since I was young and read a library book detailing the history of the Constitution. I did a medium size wooden Constitution build many years ago but, after a number of long-distance moves it was eventually destroyed to the point that it was no longer repairable. After many years away, I've decided to embark on another Constitution build. In all likelihood, I'm going to purchase the Model Shipways kit. I've already downloaded and printed the instruction manual. However, I'd love to build the MS Constitution to 1812 Era specs. I know there are some folks on here who are in the process of doing that as we speak. I've already been reading through Cookster's build log. However, I'm having a little trouble locating others doing this build. Also, many years ago, I purchased the Bluejacket Constitution manuals and build sheets. I managed to dig them out of the closet the other day and knock all the dust off them. I've been going through them as well and it appears they're going to be a big help in identifying the differences and making the necessary modifications. And, I'll also be purchasing the Constitution plans CD from the Constitution Museum. Which finally brings me to a couple of questions. First, do any of you know others besides Cookster who are building the MS Constitution to 1812 Era specs? If so, would you please point me in their direction (assuming of course they're maintaining a build log). Second, do any of you know if anyone has taken the time to generate a single-source list of the differences between the MS kit and the 1812 Era Constitution? Third, are there any other resources you can recommend to help me identify areas where the MS Constitution needs to be modified to build it to 1812 Era specs? Finally, I'd just like to say that it's pretty amazing that folks here have taken the time to post their build logs. I could sit and read them all day. Matter of fact, today I did. I have no doubt that using the build logs that many of you have taken the time to post as a reference, it will make a challenging build go much smoother. And, I'd just like to thank you folks up front. Regards, Fletch Bill Hime, Starboard III, Landlubber Mike and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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