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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 02 2017, 07:45

Beautiful! How are you going to get the ship into the bottle when you are done? Lol.

The deck work is amazing, as are all the details. Really nice!

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 02 2017, 19:02

TomMarkert wrote:
Beautiful! How are you going to get the ship into the bottle when you are done? Lol.

The deck work is amazing, as are all the details. Really nice!

Tom

I'd like to know that too! lol!

I tried to Google my steering wheel question and failed to really find an answer. However, I did find some "history" for this kit. Lindberg based this model on a kit from Pyro Models, who had originally marketed it as the Gertrude L. Thebaud. This was, in turn, taken from a kit of the schooner Bluenose by Model Shipways. I hope I got this right from reading a discussion of it on another modeling web site.
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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 02 2017, 20:29

And the Schooner Bluenose was also sold by Aurora  models.  I know because I was watching one on eBay today, but I decided not to pursue it as it seemed about 90% similar to mine.

I've started rigging and attaching the sails.  It is a real tedious procedure and will require a lot of time and patience to complete.  I am having fun but my fingers are too big and clumsy. Smaller work times with a lot of breaks to do other things seems to help.

A bottle would have to be huge!  A 17 inch long hull and a two foot high main mast would require a BIG bottle.
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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 09 2017, 17:05

Did a bit more today.  As I posted previously - slow going.  Attaching rigging ropes and sails is a time-consuming job, but I like the results I'm getting so far.

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 09 2017, 18:16

Looks great! Take your time and the results will be super!

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 09 2017, 18:47

That does look nice PMM. What are the sales made of? I like how the material also simulates the look of having battens in the sails.
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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 09 2017, 20:06

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That does look nice PMM. What are the sales made of? I like how the material also simulates the look of having battens in the sails.

The sails are kit supplied. They are molded on a very thin, paper-like sheet of plastic. Each sail is raised and needs to be cut off the sheet. Luckily for me, my wife is pretty good with a pair of scissors where I'm not that coordinated with them (seeing as I'm a lefty). She cut them out for me and then I spray painted them with a coat of "almond" colored Krylon spray paint and then an overcoat of Krylon flat. The battens are molded on each sail and once cut off the sheet, the sails bend and fold like the real thing.

My wife suggested that the next time I build one of these models, I should buy some muslin and coat the sails with the cloth to be more authentic.

I hope to be done with this one in a couple of days. Then it's back to planes for a while.

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 16 2017, 12:17

Final Pictures


Well, I'm finally finished!  Overall a really fun build and the results aren't half bad.  I've seen models similar in both subject matter and execution selling for hundreds of dollars at gift shops along the Connecticut shore.  And here mine only cost me about $30 for the kit and supplies.  I've got 3 more similarly themed kits to do.  I'll get to them eventually whenever I need a break from building planes.

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 16 2017, 13:08

Beautiful work Allan. If I had a nautical theme in my office I would certainly be happy / proud to have that on a shelf. Love the scheme you painted it in too.
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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 16 2017, 17:35

That looks fantastic, and does indeed look like a very expensive, up-market ship model. Very sharp

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 16 2017, 19:31

That is a beautiful model, something to be proud of, look forward to the next one.
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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 16 2017, 19:41

Nice work! I would have a lot of trouble getting such neat and tidy results. A tall looking ship!

Gonna try floating it in the bathtub? Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Sun Apr 16 2017, 19:49

Beautifully done, pmmaker, a real gem!
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PostSubject: Re: American Cup Racer by Lindberg   Mon Apr 17 2017, 05:27

Thank you everyone.  I"m glad you like it. I won't be doing this too often, but once every few months is a good break from building planes.  I must say that sitting on my bookcase with my lighthouse photos behind it, the display looks great.  Even my wife likes it - which is unusual seeing how she seldom comments on my plane builds - other than to complain about how many I have.

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