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1/96 USS Constitution, is there a difference ?

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  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:41 AM

Don’t buy it all at once.

In fact don’t buy any rigging except for the anchor cables and gun tackle until you finish the hull.

Then buy the standing rigging including the dead eyes, only.

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM

Hull is ready for gundeck. I was not planning on getting too fancy with gun deck.  Main deck I want to do more realistic gun tackle. I should have both decks in place within the next couple of weeks. I am in the cannon building process now.  Any particular reason for not having all your building supplies on hand ahead of time ?

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:44 PM

Only thing is that it's going to be $ 500 or more before you get it all. And most folks don't finish the kit. So it's up to you to decide how you want to handle that.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:54 PM

Bill, Thanks so much ! I have read all of the Force9 build thread several times. He is an impressive modeller.  His build has inspired me to go a bit more detailed on my build than I had originally planned. So much for well made plans :)  I am waiting patiently on him to start posting again on how he is doing the rigging.

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:57 PM

http://www.lesliejonesphotography.com/collection?search_api_views_fulltext=constitution  

I came across this. "Warning" it is 525 photos of the USS Constitution, mostly rebuild and drydock stuff. But there is some decent photos of how some things are done.   

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:07 AM

LIVIT

http://www.lesliejonesphotography.com/collection?search_api_views_fulltext=constitution  

I came across this. "Warning" it is 525 photos of the USS Constitution, mostly rebuild and drydock stuff. But there is some decent photos of how some things are done.   

 

That's a great shot of the Nantucket with the bow of Constitution in the foreground.

   There's a whole lot of good info here on this Thread. Glad this topic has resumed. I have made this one of my "favorites". 

     Like just about everyone else, I have a 1/96 Constitution in the box.  No after market stuff yet since I do not know what I will need. The postings here will help take care of that.

     Nino

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