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Chesapeake Bay Flattie by Cap'n Rat Fink - FINISHED - Intarsia - 1:24


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Hi All,

    Just thought I would add back my Flattie build log that was lost from 1.0..........

 

 

 

Hello Friends,
Another project of mind will be the Flattie from Midwest. I will be doing a little bashing. But mainly I will be going the INTARSIA(painting with wood) route. I thought I wood push myself by painting with wood. That means to me that I must be very critical with all wood seams and glueing applications. It must be a clean joint and no glue being exposed or I will fail with the Intarsia method.
I decided upon this project for future projects of more difficulty to improve my model building novice skills to a level of clean and crisp joints and assemply. So I will be updating this thread very soon....

woods that will be used....

HOLLY, SWISS PEAR, BOXWOOD

My plan is the flooring inside and out will be boxwood...

decking will be boxwood...
the white painted hull will be painted with holly...
scubbers, rub rail, hatch, cleats, mast collar, trim around the cabin will be swiss pear...

i have decided to show off the cabin. So i will be building a centerboard trunk out of holly and boxwood..cabin benches will be boxwood with a little trim of swiss pear....should make for a nice look...

mast...boxwood
i think the blocks will be swiss pear...
looking into adding a bowsprit which will be boxwood...

I will be looking real hard at Chapelle' book "American Small Sailing Craft"


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Well I have a little update. I am trying to explain my progress with remarks on the pictures themselves. but please if you have any remarks or questions are welcome....


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another update on my Flattie bashing using Chapelle's book...
I used the plans to kinda get a guess-timet on how much of the center board went under the fore deck and how much went into the cabin. that way i could come up with a close guess has to the size of the center board trunk...

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Well in this crazy world we live in. Were employers cut back employees and expect the few to do more then ever before.....All of a sudden I am working 12 to 14 hour days. So no time to mess with my models. Just no time.

So since i finished the companionway I have a total of 19 photos and figured to thin the herd before i post the pictures, but just too plain tired! So here they are and I hope things will settle down soon so i can get back to my enjoyment...

 

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Now after completing the working companionway i was pretty much still not happy with the view of the inside. So here is what i did...Now I am happy after all the trouble to get the rope to look right. Now I can see it clearly....

 

 

now a little dinner and to bed, cause reporting to work at 230am stinks...

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Hi guys,

Oh yes i have been away. First a lot of OT at work, which has not change and will start up again tomorrow. Second trying to catch up with house chores.

But first thing accomplished was take my lady to a movie and lunch. But I did have time to work on my models.

My little Flattie is now completed. So i will be slowly adding pictures and catching up on my reading with all the build logs i am following here. So here are a few. Oh yea thanks Bob for your info. That is the only thing left to do the latch...

 

 

LOTS N LOTS OF PICTURES!!!!

 

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Another beautiful build. Your attention to detail is inspiring to me. I love your substitutions of wood, which to me make the finished project so much more then the kit ever was. Thanks for bringing this log back. Your lobster smack build FORCED me to purchase that kit as did your Dinghy.

Your not on the midwest payroll are you?? :dancetl6:

You really made me understand the joy of the smaller kits and just how much you can do without the huge investment of $$'s or time that the bigger kits require. and also how great they are for learning the hobby. Thanks for your very detailed tutorials. They are greatly appreciated, resizing photos drives me nuts and you take the time to add notes and labels. Just Amazing!

Well I've always had a deep respect, and I mean that most sincerely.
The build is just fantastic, that is really what I think.
Oh by the way, which one's Pink?... opps my Pink Floyd is slipping again..

 

Have a cigar Mario.

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Hey Mario,

 

Your flattie build is a marvel, beautifully executed. Thanks for bringing'er back.

 

BFN

 

Cheers,

Hopeful aka David

 

“there is wisdom in many voices”

 

Completed: Sharpie Schooner (Midwest) Posted in kit build section of forum

Current: Sultana (MSW) Updating the build log and continuing on with the build

 

Next: Lady Nelson (Amati Victory)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi Guys Thanks very much for your nice replies and my apologies for not noticing that i had a reply or 2.

 

Keith,

   Thank you very much and no I'm not on theor payroll wish I was though. That is one big reason that draws me to these little gems. Low cost plus not taking years to complete. But one day i shall have to devote time to a large complicated model. 

 

Thanks Patrick for your kindness and good to hear from you..

 

As always nice to have you stop by David. Thanks for your kind remarks. Getting closer to getting my modeling room back to ship shape. Then it's time to get back at it............

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