Landlubber Mike Posted March 19, 2016 Report Share Posted March 19, 2016 (edited) This is my first scratch SIB build. I built the Hannah SIB from the Amati kit last year, and since then have acquired and read a number of the SIB books that are out there. The Amati kit was a good introduction, but I felt there were too many limitations with the heavy use of photo-etched parts. So, rather than do another kit, I thought I would take the plunge and scratch my next build, especially after getting inspired by people like Daniel and Igor and the many other great modelers on here. I've been working on the Challenge off and on for the past month or so, working on it in between two larger ship models (the Amati Pegasus kit and the Model Shipways Charles Morgan whaler). I originally picked the generic Cutter and Gaff Schooner from the Joop van Schouten book as first builds (using other books, especially the Hille & Young book, to improve it), but then decided to find an actual ship to model. Eventually I came across the Challenge in Chapelle's "The History of American Sailing Ships" and Laszlo and Woodman's "The Story of Sail," which had great plans and detail pictures. Since it was very close to the generic Gaff Schooner in van Schouten, I thought it would make a good first build: I also found some pictures on the internet to help with color scheme, etc., including someone's build of an AJ Fisher kit: So, with all those resources, I figured the only thing holding me back was my (lack of) skill Edited March 21, 2016 by Landlubber Mike JesseLee, John Zuch and Bernard Kelly 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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