ortho85 Posted January 22, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 22, 2015 Background. I was "asked" to build something pretty to put on display in our lounge room. The usual models (i.e. warships, Nelson's Navy, and that era) were deemed unsuitable. After eliminating most of the wooden kit types available, we settled on "modern" yachts. The next criterion was size - had to be around 800-1000mm length. And it had to be pretty! Didn't leave many available to choose from. Final choice was 'Olin Stephen's yacht Dorade', measuring 856mm long, and 1028mm high. This is the link to Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorade_%28yacht%29 Again, options were limited for buying the model, but I had good response from Cornwall Model Boats, so ordered from them. Delivery was very fast - ordered on 6th Jan, received on the 13th - and that's from the UK to Australia! Box contents looked like this: There are instructions, diagrams, and full size plans. The instructions are translated into English, but some notations on the plans are not: It's a simplified model, with a pre-formed ABS hull, so the packing list is quite short. The parts all look smart: And on to assembly, and the usual complications. More soon. Cheers, Brett egkb, GuntherMT, IgorSky and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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