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    Midwest "Chesapeake Bay Flattie" Scale 1/32
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    ๐Ÿ“ Finishing the model
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I hope you guys liked this little model as much as I did building it.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the model
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ HardyS ( Able Seaman)
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    Always amazed how flat bottomed simple hulls like this can look so good.
    Wonderful job chugalone !๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the model
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Chugalone,
    Once again one of the many beautiful models of our members.
    Perfect! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Inland greetings from a landlubber
    Michel-Cl
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the model
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Looks lovely, and I really enjoyed looking at all your photos showing construction, details etc. The way you made your sails is interesting. Not a method I have used. I will look at these details some more and try it myself.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the model
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Absolutely lovely ๐Ÿ‘.
    Great model well done.
    Bill๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the model
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    Good job Chug
    That will make a really nice display piece and the sails came out great!
    Barry
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the model
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A very nice looking model ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sails
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Right away I jumped to create the sails but they are a bit tricky to make them look good.
    I made three sets of sail but they didnt come out like I want it.
    These are the steps I took:

    1. I tried to sew them and they shrank out of shape, so I gave it a second try by tracing the sail from the plans with a Generalโ€™s pastel Chalk pencil and using a spray bottle I mixed a 30% glue with 70% water giving the sails two heavy coats of the glue/water and hung to dry for a few hours.
    2. After drying the sails I finished them with thin strips around the edges.
    3. I started the rigging creating the reef lines by cutting 30 pieces of 3/4" long rigging cord pieces.
    After that I marked the attaching points and assembling the gaff to the sail.
    4. Now to rigg the boom.
    5. Rigging the gaff and the boom to the mast.
    6. For mast hoops I used blackend brass wire.

    ๐Ÿ“ Cabin, companionway, mast, boom and gaff
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Next step in the build is the companionway hatch and doors. Here I also added some pencil marks on the doors just to make it better, but if we really want to enhance this model, there is many things we could add to it.
    At this time i marked at the bottom, the place where to glue the centerboard.

    ๐Ÿ“ Planking
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Planking the sides, botoms and adding the stem.
    After planking the bottom you have to also add two chafing planks against the keel and a square piece of wood for the rudder base.

    ๐Ÿ“ Keel strips, transom and shines
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Next step will be to add the two keel strips starting on the transom.
    The same goes when you add the shines.Her I added two triangular pieces to the bow so I could have a bit of more material when adding the bottom and sides.

    ๐Ÿ“ Assembling 2
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    After that I went to add the semi-circular shaped mast steps using the mast dowl as a guide.
    Then I added a couple of square pices as bow stiffeners.

    ๐Ÿ“ assembling 1
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A simple keel with 4 frames.
    The instructions tells you to cut off corner piece of the wooden sheet to square off your frames.

    ๐Ÿ“ Midwest "Chesapeake Bay Flattie" Scale 1/32
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This one of the few kits that Model Expo obtain the permition to build from Midwest Products.
    Its a quick and fun kit to build whenever we feel tired of building something intricate. I built this one in 1 1/2 week.
    The faltties were used along the coast of Virginia and North Carolina to carri produce down shoal creek to market, and also they use to haul oysters from shallow flat bars. You can still see this type of boat sailing today.
    First I will show you the simple components of the kit.



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