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cobraman

Up to my ears in ship ! ( model ship ) Finished !

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Well for good or bad this one is done . I think for a first effort it isn’t too bad . Not as nice as the one posted above but still I’m pretty happy with it . I used all the rigging that was supplied with the kit and it is pretty sparse but I thought some might be better than none . Comments are always welcome pro or con . I can take it ! 

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Ray, I have been following your build, and quite frankly, this is one you should be proud of.  It looks really nice, particularly since it is your first kit like this.

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Really turned out nice!

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Looks good Ray.  No need in selling yourself short here,  first wooden ship endeavor,  no instructions and no explanations.  I'd say well done.

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Thanks for the kind words guys. These wooden kits are a whole different world.

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I think your ship looks quite  good and is very good for a first wood ship. The rigging looks a little bit off but you can always make changes later. To do an accurate representation of the sails and rigging you will need to have a better kit with good diagrams and instructions . Even on a larger model to get the rigging right is a tough thing to do. There is too much thread to get tangled around your fingers.

If you look at some of the kits on Ebay they show a deluxe version of the kit. Some of the builders are very good and add every extra to the model that is shown.  These kits from China are good for the money. To get a model like they show usually means buying  or making extra parts that don't come with the kit. It also helps to have a photo to compare to. The model I have is the 1/96 Harvey. The example pics for the 1/96 Harvey are amazing in there detail with many features not found in the kit I got. So the pictures they show are a bit like false advertising.

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Thanks Matt. I was just looking over my next wooden kit and it looks like a much better kit. Great looking directions and large color photos to help. No promise that the next one will turn out better but I hope it will . I have a difficult kit waiting to be done so getting another kit under my belt hopefully will help. Stay tuned. Will start another post for the new project with photos hopefully tomorrow. I would like to thank once more all the guys that followed this build and that gave helpful hints and took the time to find and post photos. It really did help.

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Came out good!!! I have a Artisia Spanish Galleon to build...someday!

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Thanks. I am all too aware of that someday stuff. :D

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Looks really good Ray you should be proud brother. 

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Nice work I knew you'd be able to do it. 

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Thanks a bunch fellows. I guess it may just be good enough to not be hidden in the closet. :DThese wooden kits I found to be a challenge. If like me you have built model cars for years and want to try something different you could do worse than try a wooden ship kit.

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Looks good!

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Thanks. I will be starting the planking soon. That's what causes me the most problems. I just had to do some shaping on the front and rear. I will try and post a couple pics later today before i start the planking. I was speaking of the new kit i am working on. i put this message in the wrong post.

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