"The greatest place to live life is on the sharp leading edge of a learning curve"dupes wrote:"sumpter250" wrote: When all else fails.......................... Scratch build
Yeah...that's a fine idea, but lack of time and skill means it would likely never be finished in any decent form. I'm sure someone far more talented than me will get it done!
Part of the joy, for me at least, of building models, is the research that goes into learning how the thing I am modeling was built, and then figuring out how to build it in scale.
That said: - - - I spent a week on the coastal schooner "Stephen Taber" ( Built in Glen Head, L.I. N.Y. in 1871 ), about 20 miles North of where I grew up . The Schooner "Mattie", formerly the "Grace Bailey", ( built In Patchogue, L.I. N.Y. in 1882 ), about 20 miles East of where I grew up. Both, now sail out of Camden Me..
I plan on modifying the lines drawing of the "Mattie", by lengthening the hull, and then.... Lofting, and cutting the frames, to build a 1:87 scale Tern ( Three mast Schooner ) as a Plank On Frame, Waterline model.
Why ??, you may ask.......Because it's another learning curve
is where I posted a photo of "Sihaya", my first Plank On Frame Scratch build.
Pete Seeger's "Clearwater" was built in South Bristol, Me.