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Hannah, an Amati kit

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Hi Folks, I'm new to this forum, and also new to putting ships into bottles.

I bought the Amati kit of the Hannah, and I'm battling on with it.

So far, I have built the hull, it is "bread and butter" construction, all quite straight forward. sanded the hull, painted and glued on the photo-etched bulwark.

I am thinking of painting the hull with West System epoxy, so as to fill the end-grain of the ply, and using West "fairing filler" to give the hull a nice smooth finish. I have had good results with full size model boats, using this method.

There is an excellent set of videos by Gary Renshaw on the web, showing how to build the model, which I am using as an instruction manual!

Hopefully, all the more experienced modelers out there might find it of some interest, and hopefully point me in the right direction when I get lost!

I'll come back when there is a bit more progress.





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Nice job.

I won one of these kits at convention. Got the hull done, I found this messy to glue up as the glue mixed with the soot lefet over from the laser cut pieces.

I am seriously considering making a replacement set of masts and spars, as I think the flat photo etch ones will look somewhat strange. Its on hold at the moment while I do other things. I'll load some phots when done.


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A bit more progress,

Alan, I agree, the photo etched masts look a bit odd. I'v never seen a sailing boat with flat spars.

I glued some half round styrene strip to the masts, boom, gaffs and bowsprit, and painted them brown. 

They seem to turn out OK.



ps, the camera shoes up a multitude of sins!!!



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