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- by inverin1969 On Oct 16, 2014 - 11:09 PM
I have what is probably a beginner's question, one that is related to my undertaking a scratch-built model of a fishing vessel from a set of plans. I'm not sure I am even asking it right. Here's the question: Do the lines in the cross-sectional plans include the bulwarks, or do they just show the hull up to the main deck? I can't really begin the model until I know whether I need to add additional height for the bulwarks or subtract height in order to locate the deck appropriately below the...[Read More]
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- by Luvantique On Oct 12, 2014 - 10:33 PM
I haven't been here for awhile, but thought it worth weighing in on these. I went into a local thrift store recently and found two beautifully completed plank hull ship models: one unidentified possible clipper ship, the other a huge HMS Victory. Both need repair work to broken spars and rigging, but are essentially intact and repairable. Well worth the $20 I paid for each to keep spare moments happily occupied this winter. The most difficult task will be relieving them of the dust of ages.
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- by learning On Sep 23, 2014 - 1:44 PM
Well, I am learning , all the time. So I can hardly call myself a shipwright or any other such expert. I build ship kits, 11 in all, and in my opinion they are beautiful even though I know every flaw on the way. Most of them have taken up to a year or more to build. The only thing I am master of is patients in building these kits. I build them with love for the hobby. I have learned that the kits are probably far from being scale replicas other than in looks and in the past15 years I've not...[Read More]
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