HMS Warrior 1781

October 15, 2008

End of volume 1, thoughts…..

Filed under: misc,Vol. 1 — admin @ 7:29 pm

Well, that’s it, I finally finished Volume 1.  It would have been done sooner but I took an 8 month hiatus from building – life just seems to get in the way sometimes.  There is a real sense of accomplishment and relief here though.  When you start a project like this you never know how far you’ll actually get.  I strayed from the good Reverend’s recommended methods on a number of occasions – ok, some of his methods just didn’t make any sense to me -applied tenons f’rinstance – and others just seemed wasteful – rubber cementing a million copies of frame patterns – or unnecessary – applying the ships lines to the hull  to check my sanding – or I just found a better way of doing things for me.  I would say though, that you need to read ahead (if not read the whole volume before beginning any construction), because there are a few instances where he contradicts himself or explains the process better later on (sometimes with pictures) that you might miss, but for the most part his instructions are good and work well.  On to Volume 2…….  Yeeha!!!

2 Comments »

  1. Congrats on finishing Vol. 1! I’ve been following your log for about a year now and it was the reason I decided to start the jump into scratch building (starting small with the Triton cross section over on MSW). It sucks when life gets in the way of what fun stuff, but with a 2-year old running around, I fully understand myself. Can’t wait to see the start of Vol. 2! -Chad

    Comment by chad — October 16, 2008 @ 10:16 am

  2. Wait till they get older…. and start driving……. yikes…. right now it has been little league, scouts, and drama that have kept my nights and evening busy.

    It feels good to get back at it though. 🙂

    Comment by admin — October 21, 2008 @ 11:47 am

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