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    Originally designed for turtle fishing in Florida waters I bashed the kit to depict her as a yacht conversion and ready for launching. The Owner skipper look on admiring as the ships cat has eyes on his next prey.

    ( guess what and where) Yes those companion hatch slides open and close.

    Schooner 5.jpgSchooner 2.jpgSchooner 3.jpg

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    Nice job!

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    Fantastic...get her sails up!

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    That's a lovely model, Jack!

    Thanks!

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    Beautiful work! The sails are especially well done. (Silkspan?) The cat and mouse are also great touches. Just those two figures bring the whole model alive.

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    Very nice!
    I have eyeballed that kit too, but still have the pinky schooner unfinished, for far too long. Some day...
    That "mouse" is too big for a mouse...must be a bilge rat!

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    Lovely work JD !

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    Fine looking little ship, Jack!

    Who, or what, is the story behind "Madison"?
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    That is a genuine fine job of model boat building Jack! Is there a glass case that fits over it"
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    Great looking model, amazing realism with the sails and rigging! I used to make models in the winter but now that I'm retired I don't seem to have the time. How did that happen?
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    Well done.

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    one of the few sensibly sized boats on this forum! heh
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    Nice. Gets one dreaming....
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    Nice. Really nice.

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    Maine Coon Cat on steroids?

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    Great job! One of these days, I'll get into some serious model building.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    "Honey, I shrank the boat!"

    Beautiful work, thanks for posting.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
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    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

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    Jack's model is truly inspiring. For those who are interested in modeling after seeing it, I would heartily recommend the Nautical Research Guild's Model Ship World forum. https://modelshipworld.com/ There are a lot of ship modeling forums on the internet, but MSW is the only one I've found really worth the time to follow. The level of craftsmanship often displayed in the "build logs" in MSW can be quite amazing. Some of the MSW forumites are internationally recognized professional artists. MSW has a refreshingly civilized "culture," where "excellence is pursued" while those with lesser experience and accomplishment are always encouraged and helped. I've learned a lot about ship modeling reading it over the years. The forum covers the modeling of all types of vessels from all periods in history and in all materials (wood, metal, plastic, and paper cardstock,) by kit-building, kit-bashing, and scratch-building. It's membership is world-wide.

    Jack's Madison is certainly worthy of being posted there for the other modelers to appreciate and learn from. (I like to see the models of smaller vessels posted in MSW. The posts of scratch-built boxwood clipper ships and Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century ships of the line, accurate down to the timber scarfs in 1/4" to the foot scale can get intimidating after a while! ) If you want to have your mind blown, check out the build log of the Royal Catherine (1664) being scratch-built by a lady schoolteacher from the Czech Republic. She explained that she builds her models out of paper products and baked modeling clay because for tools she only needs hobby knives, scissors, and her own hands! See: https://modelshipworld.com/index.php...ris-155-card/&

    (A build-log is a sort of "diary thread" by a model builder who illustrates and explains each step of their model build as they go along. Others ask questions and offer comments about the vessel's history and the modeler's techniques. All are very helpful with sharing their "tricks of the trade.")


    This is the great cabin of the Great Catherine at its present point of construction. Entirely scratch-built of paper and modeling clay. When the deck above is installed, it will never be seen again except through the vessel's stern windows. The cabin's interior is lit with flickering "candlelight" LED's for when it will be displayed in the dark. Note the LED resistors for scale and remember, it's built of cardstock and modeling clay!






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    That's more than amazing, whatever that is. Cardboard, modeling clay and some extraordinary talent.
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    That is a beautiful model Jack!

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    That is a genuine fine job of model boat building Jack!
    Is there a glass case that fits over it"
    I made a plexi glass for it.

    BTW that's not a mouse but a rat under the boat.

    Who, or what, is the story behind "Madison"?


    My grandaughters name.

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