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1/96 USS Kearsarge 1864. DONE!

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1/96 USS Kearsarge 1864. DONE!
Posted by RacerToo on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 5:15 PM

1/96 Revell kit was used for its hulls but very little else. What you're looking at is either aftermarket and modified or scratchbuilt. Its extremely difficult to build an accurate 1864 Kearsage from just a few photos but I'm trying. I'm about at the half way point and I think I'll be done in a few months. But you all know how those estimates go:)    Soon I'll be doing the dreaded rigging. Not looking forward to that.

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 5:34 PM

WOW!  This ship looks AWESOME!!  The decking is so realistic, sails furled, everything just looks so accurate.  This kit has been on my "dream kits" list for so long but the prices at swap meets or on ebay are way out of my range.  I keep praying that Revell will reissue this kit someday.(hey, they reissued the 1/96 Spanish Galleon a few years ago so a guy can dream can't he)  Eagerly awaiting your next posting.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by RacerToo on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:51 PM

Thanks. Micro-Mark decking. Still rearranging the furniture.  rt rear1 by steve hawley, on Flickr" alt="" />

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:09 PM

I didn't realize that Micro Mark sold after-market decking for ship kits.  I'll have to dig out my latest Micro Mark catalog.

 

TJS

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 11:15 PM

very nice work racer , beautiful clean lines . might have to look into micromart decking myself

 

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, September 10, 2021 7:26 AM

looking great!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, September 17, 2021 10:47 AM

Hard to believe how absolutely neat and clean your work is! I really wish I had your talent for this hobby but, alas, sloppiness is my bosom buddy in this game.

I'm very much looking forward to how you handle the shrouds and ratlines ... they'll be some of the biggest challenges for me - along with the running rigging of course.

Looking foreward to your next update.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by RacerToo on Friday, September 17, 2021 8:47 PM

Thanks Mike. This is my second sailing ship and I was hoping it would neat and clean. With my Constitution build I learned a lot. But the results were a good five foot model(looks great five feet away but no closer). This time my goal is to do better. 

   The deadeye/strops/lanyards are a real challenge for me. With the Constitution I thought the best way to do the deadeyes etc was to build the deadeye assemblies then add them to the ship. But after they were attached to the kit they tended to twist or become slack. Not the look I wanted.  Many modelers thread the deadeyes after they're already attached. I'll experiment with different approaches and choose the one that works the best. Part of the problem is the Kearsarge has a deadeye/strop/eye splice combo like the USS Constellation. Some kits use turnbuckles but I see no evidence the early Kearsarge used them. Stay tuned.   deadeye:strop:loop by steve hawley, on Flickr" alt="" />

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:24 AM

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Posted by cabrown1 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:31 AM

I'm sure that it is great work, but all I get when I click the links is "404 File or Directory Not Found" errors

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:33 AM

Can't see my post photo. Can anyone else see this? I think my laptop is 'done'.

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:34 AM

Yep. That's what Im seeing too. I'll work on that. Maybe it's a problem with Flickr.

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Posted by Luvspinball on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:21 PM

It's not flikr.  Your link has the "cs.finescale.com" appended to the beginning, and so it is searching this site for your photo, not Flikr.

Need to be sure to get the right link pasted.  If you click on his name (also highlighted as a link), and delete the cs.finescale.com, it will take you to his Flikr page.

Nice work BTW.

Bob

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:26 PM

 Thanks for your help. Something's changed. I'll figure it out eventually:) 

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:58 PM

Maybe by spring I'll have this monster doneSmile

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 7:02 PM

Something's change in my ability to post photos. This will have to do for now.

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Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:05 AM

The link BELOW your pictures works fine.  The one above is the one that is appended.

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:35 AM

Looking good.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, January 17, 2022 3:06 PM

Wow,

You're way, way ahead of me in both talent and speed of your modeling! Your Kearsarge is looking fabulous!

I'll probably finish mine before the end of 2022 ... I hope.

 

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by RacerToo on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:38 AM

Thanks Mike. I'm glad you're around to see it. I'd have this sucker done by now but my racing in FLA has delayed it's finish a bit. But I'm close enough to getting it done that I'm thinking of my next project. It will be something without so much scratchbuilding...I hope.

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Posted by RacerToo on Saturday, January 22, 2022 3:08 PM

Still post testing.

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Posted by RacerToo on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:24 PM

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Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 9:08 PM

She looks great!  Well done!

Bill

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Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:17 AM

RacerToo

    Soon I'll be doing the dreaded rigging. Not looking forward to that.

 

 

When I rig anything more complicated than a simple sloop, I take my time.  I only rig for at most a half hour.  If there is nothing else but rigging left, I have another kit to work on after that.  I enforce that rule.  Makes it better for me, anyway.  Please do not rush the work.  I full-rigged ship should be considered a long time project.

 

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Posted by RacerToo on Monday, March 21, 2022 12:02 PM

DONE!

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