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Revell 1:96 USS Constitution Got her done

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  • From: Ohio GO BUCKS
Revell 1:96 USS Constitution Got her done
Posted by Brucer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:59 AM

 

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    March, 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:41 PM

A picture or two would be nice.  Would love to see all of your hard work.

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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    January, 2019
  • From: Ohio GO BUCKS
Posted by Brucer on Friday, January 25, 2019 2:35 PM
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  • From: Ohio GO BUCKS
Posted by Brucer on Monday, January 28, 2019 12:24 PM
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Posted by Brucer on Monday, January 28, 2019 12:28 PM
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    February, 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:52 PM

 How did you get the ratline and shrouds so uniform? was that done with a 3-d printer?

 

 

 

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Posted by Kilo 66 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:04 AM

 I'm going to hazard a guess that those are the pre-formed vinyl ratlines and cast styrene "rigged" deadeyes that were included with the kit. Many builders replace those parts with hand-rigged wooden deadeyes and build the ratlines from waxed linen thread but the kit parts are quite usable with careful finishing and, as seen here, can yield a very attractive and wonderfully symetrical display.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:50 PM

That's a very nice build, Bruce. You get a lot of credit for finishing, it's got to be the Great Unbuilt Kit.

I'd make a couple of constructive comments, for whatever it's worth. The yards are conspicuously missing their lifts.

The studding sail booms are usually attached with a really simple arrangement of a couple of iron rings. You might consider staining those lashings you added with black.

Congratulations on a very nice model.

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  • From: Where the coyote howl, NH
Posted by djrost_2000 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:34 AM

Fabulous!!

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  • From: Ohio GO BUCKS
Posted by Brucer on Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:09 AM

Thank you for the compliment. I'm not a "purest" modeler. That means accuracy isn't my goal. I did all the rigging freelance. In fact I rarely followed any of the build instructions.

I'm happy with it and found the challenge gratifying and rewarding.

Off to my next build. Maybe the Revell Cutty Sark, Heller HMS Victory or Revell Pirate Ship.Love to get my hands on the USS Kearsarge or CSS Alabama Revell models 1:96 scale but VERY pricey.

Bruce

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    March, 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:34 AM

Looks marvelous.  Throwback to my original build back in 1980.  Thanks for the pics.

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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    February, 2019
  • From: Peoria, Illinois
Posted by jadowning17 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:28 PM
Beautiful build! Built that model when I was 16 with my then current skills. If I recall correctly all I painted was the copper on the lower hull and the white gun ports stripe. Spent several months on the rigging alone.
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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:29 AM

Very,very nice build Bruce . I am 88 & still building rigged ship models. I do use the Airfix or Heller rigging tool & pretty well have it figured out. I have made most all my shrouds & ratlines on it & they look good too. Yours look great & what is important is you finished it & and a nice clean build too.

  Lets see the Kearsarge as it is the best looking of the Alabama & Kearsarge. I did both last year.

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