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Bluenose - wood schooner by Scientific
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
You did a wonderful job with her, she is on fine looking ship. Really liking the colors you used and the detail you put into her.

Congratulations.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
So here are some pictures of my finished Bluenose schooner by Scientific. I'm very happy with the way she turned out and look forward to working on another wooden kit soon. I'm taking a break with wood and have started work on Lindbergs 1:95 Nantucket lightship. Many thanks to all who have followed along and have offered up help and advice on this project. Cheers!!!











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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Still having issues with posting final pictures. I keep getting a message stating 'server is busy, try again later'. Is anyone else having issues or am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions appreciated!
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC
Marc C. - "Here's one big 'oops' for man... the vehicle has almost landed!" LOL Figures %#@! LOL Not the 1st mistake I've made with this kit but thank you for pointing this out to me. This schooner will have to learn how to navigate in reverse!!!

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 08:59 AM UTC
Tim Reynaga - Count me in when you start your build! I would also like to thank yourself, along with Mark, John, Jan, Timothy and so many others who have offered support and suggestions to me on this build.

Going back to plastic - I've started work on my Nantucket lightship and plan to install led lights on masts and inside cabins. Then I will try my hand on planking my next wooden kit. Cheers and thanks again! A salute to all of the very talented modelers on these sites
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
Robert,

Congratulations on a beautiful build of this fairly basic kit! I have Pyro's old but similar Gloucester schooner Elsie in the stash, which is smaller and rather crude, but your Bluenose is so pretty I just might get cracking on Elsie and use your Bluenose for reference. Thanks for sharing her with us, it has been a fun ride!

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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 06:53 AM UTC
Robert,
I absolutely love what you've done with that kit. Proof of what can be done with the gems one occasionally stumbles across at garage sales and the like.

One thing worth pointing out is I think you've got the side lights on the wrong sides. You've got the colors on the correct side, but it looks like the lights themselves are pointing aft, rather than forward.

That said, you've done fantastic work on this kit! Love it!

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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 05:22 AM UTC
I have come to the end of my journey with this model. This little 'oldie' of a kit by Scientific taught me quite a few skills and knowledge over the past year. I'm very happy with my results and I'm glad I choose this model for my 1st wooden kit.

For my next project, I have chosen to build Lindberg's 1:95 scale Nantucket lightship before I move on to another wooden build of the HMS Bounty Launch. I would like to thank everyone who have followed along with this build and for any and all suggestions that have helped get me to this point. Cheers and happy modeling!!!

Sorry - photos to come shortly - site keeps telling me server is busy and will not allow me to download!
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Working on adding the hanks and rope coils to the deck,, working from bow to stern. Ordered name plate for base and will have by Tuesday. Home stretch!

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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
John - many thanks for your comment and for following along with me on this kit. This 'old' kit has certainly taught me some valuable skills in modeling ships. I have looked at countless sites, articles, photos, etc., to get me to this point. Some things may not be accurate, but I tried my best to duplicate how she may have looked. Every ship and builder has their own ideas!

I am surprised at how well she actually looks compared to when I first started this project. Without a doubt, the rigging was the hardest part to do. So far, all lines are taut and holding! LOL I need to add all of the rope coils to deck/belaying pins; add Canadian flag to mast; and add a brass nameplate to the stand to complete this one.

I am debating whether to build another wooden kit or do a plastic kit. I have the Model Shipways 1:16 HMS Bounty Launch and an old Model Shipways Phantom NY Pilot boat wooden kits. I have Revell's 1:56 America Yacht and Trumpeter's 1:95 Nantucket Lightship in the plastic arsenal.

Decisions, decisions... LOL Anyways, thanks again for following along on this adventure. Cheers!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 02:28 PM UTC
Robert,
I've been lurking for a while watching your progress. This is absolutely stunning work. And the fact this is your first wood ship build makes it doubly awesome. keep it up, you're in the home stretch now.
John
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
I made the port and starboard lights out of Sculpey and styrene. I used flat acrylics and window stain paints and let dry. I then lashed each light to the foremast's rigging. I'm currently working on making rope coils for deck and belaying pins.





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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Thanks Mark - I used a very thin natural-colored muslin that I picked up from JoAnn's Fabric to use as my furled sails, instead of using silkspan for this. I came across a wonderful post on how to make furled sails that was posted on MSW site.

My sails are not as detailed as this gentleman's, but I'm happy with what I came up with for this model. It's been a 'fun' adventure building this schooner! Thanks again for your comments and for taking a look.
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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Robert,

Those sails really lay like real sails, oh wait those are real sails you installed. Really are really doing nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
Here's a look from topside.

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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Over the weekend I installed my jib sail and jib balloon sail to the bow of schooner. I'm now working on deck lines and rope coils for the deck.




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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
MARK - thanks for taking a look and your comment on this schooner. How right you are when it comes to rigging! LOL This is my 1st wooden kit and my 1st attempt at rigging a sailing vessel. This kit (by Scientific) came with only a one-sheet set of directions and was very vague on the rigging. I've looked at a lot of pictures, posts, builds etc. and some advice and help from some of the modelers to get me this far. It's been a good learning experience for me and this schooner has turned out looking far better than I had hoped when I first started. Many thanks and here's to more adventures for both of us - Cheers!!!
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Robert,

Very nice detail work you accomplished. Rigging work is hard to get looking correct and neat. Hats off to you.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
Here is an update on the work that has been done on the main mast. I installed the boom, sail and gaff onto the main mast. Hooked up the Boom crutch tackle to anchor boom to deck. Attached the main throat halliard, the main peak halliard to the gaff. Installed the flying backstays that run from top of main mast to rear of deck and belaying pins. Finished up by installing the main topping lin that runs from main mast down to the end of the main boom. Next up, will be to tackle the furled sail on bow of schooner.
















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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
Worked on installing some of the blocks and running lines for the peak halliard that will connect to the main gaff. Also ran the line that will be used as the flying backstays. My next step now is to attach the mainsail to the main boom. Is that all? LOL






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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Tim - I appreciate your comment on this kit. This 'old' inexpensive kit has taught me some valuable skills which I will use to move on to my next wooden kit. I have placed my Revell 'Connie' on a back burner while working on this schooner but have really taken a liking to working with wood. *** must work on my Constitution!. I've looked at many a Bluenose builds and I have tried to go that 'extra mile' with adding little details to this starter kit.

I also want to thank some fantastic modelers who have offered tips and advice along my path with this model! I still have a ways to go before I am finished but, thanks to sites like these, I've come quite a ways from my 1st kit in 2011. Cheers to all!!!

p.s. Can you tell me how I can upload this picture to use as my Avatar? I've tried and tried with no results! Thanks!!!

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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 04:38 PM UTC
Robert,

Your Bluenose is beautiful, absolutely beautiful - it is a new pleasure to look at with every update. Thanks for sharing your delightful build with us!
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 03:25 PM UTC






Photo 1: Standard rigging line in place.
Photo 2: Foresail with boom and gaff attached to foremast.
Photo 3: Looking from bow to stern with two furled sails in place.



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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC
Tim - I purchased my muslin at Joannes Fabrics. Another modeler by the name of Landlubber Mike mentioned it on a post he has on doing furled sails. His post is really informative along with good quality photos. His post was inn NGR. I chose the natural color instead of white (too harsh) and it is very lightweight and not transparent. Smooth sailing on your project Tim and thanks for stopping by!