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Constitution by Geoff Matson - Model Shipways 2040 - 1/76 scale


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Beautiful work Geoff. I hope mine looks half that good.

 

I started my MS Constitution a few weeks ago. I wish Model Shipways would have laser printed the bearding line and reference lines on the bulkheads though. It would have saved a ton of time trying to get them right from the plans.

It's been slow going for me but enjoyable so far.

 

Craig

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Just thought I would bring all up to date on my Conny.

 

I took some time off from modeling to get some stuff done. That being done I am now ready to get back to my rigging. Not a whole lot of pictures to show when all you are doing is making rope with my Jim Byrnes Ropewalk. I am almost finished with my Mast sub assemblies. I have all line done for the Foremast and Mainmast and am now working on the Mizzenmast. Using the Byrnes rope walk has given me the chance to make the rope in many different sizes and I am quite happy with the results. The only problem I have had with the Conny is that there is a lot of line :) . I really mean a lot of line. Once I have finished the Mizzenmast I will post some pictures of where I am at.

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Good to see your posting and getting back to your ship, Geoff.

Will be looking forward to seeing your progress and great work.

You are right about 'lots of line' and that's no lie.

I think I used twice as much line to do what I have so far. Not only the mistakes, but all that extra for 'just in case'. Even then I short changed myself a couple times.

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Thanks for your interest in my shop. Now don't laugh but my shop is in my bedroom. Here are a couple of pictures

 

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The shop area is just along one wall and the rest is the bedroom. Just a small farm house.

 

 

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I wish mine was back in my bedroom, I sure would get more work done. Now that I am in another place it is downstairs and I am having surgery on the right knee this time and then they have to go back to the left knee again to find out what is wrong, I have been using the laptop upstairs because the stairs are killing me going up and down them. Will have the surgery on the 15th of May and then see how things are from there. This does suck believe me, I want my old shop back LOL.

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Amazingly beautiful work Geoff. Really inspiring! I have a  couple questions about using Bob Hunt's Practicum. It's been my understanding that he gives you the option to substitute the basswood for harder woods in numerous places and I'm probably going to be going that route at least with the hull and deck planking, rails, and some of the deck furniture. #1---About how much cash would be invested in doing this? #2---Right now,he's offering the complete practicum package for $300 US, and I'm wondering if you believe they are a worth-while investment?

 

Looking forward to more posts of this amazing work.

 

Cheers

George

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My Conny has been on hold for some time now because I was just burned out and not happy with the way things were turning out. To me the rigging just looked over sized. After much time I decided to re do the rigging. So from this point forward will be my new progress. All rigging will be done with my Byrnes rope walk. Here is my progress so far with bowsprit.

 

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This is the rigging sp far before trimming all the tales

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I finished up my off model rigging of the bowsprit I think I will mount the bowsprit last so I can lessen my chances of breaking it off. Here are some of tools I use for my rigging. I dilute with white glue with water and apply it to the rigging using the paint brush. With the cotton rigging the glue absorbs into the cotton for a clean contact.

 

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Here are few pictures of the finished bowsprit.

 

 

 

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When you live with a St. Bernard you have to remove a few white hairs from everything.

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