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    Chris Craft Constellation
    by DWBrinkman ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Warrant Officer)
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    9 months ago
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    This is an old build Lindberg Kit #814. It was a total basket case. I picked it up to part out, but have warmed up to the idea of seeing what I can make of it. I used my Dremel to cut out the old glue, and disassembled it in the hopes of putting it back together better than the original build. I will need to fabricate the missing roof section, and replace the missing/broken stanchions and railing.


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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Absolutely!
    They are selling on ebay for over $300.00 US.
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    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I dont share my life on FB just my models.
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    8 months ago by Peter D ( Recruit)
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    Congratiulations, i also bought one secondhand 90% build last week in Belgium (but all parts seem to be there as far i can notice, but no box, no building instructions) for 125โ‚ฌ.
    I will post some photos. This is a very beautifull yacht.
    Those photos and information will help me to finish it off.
    I think 125โ‚ฌ is not too much i suppose for this model with nothing broken or damaged? (No motors or controls installed)
    Go on with the nice work ๐Ÿ‘. This could be a nice model for Deans or Caldercraft to bring out in a some bigger scale, wouldnโ€™t it?
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    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I'm with you Trev๐Ÿ‘
    No Facebook or any other of the 'Hi guys, this is what I had for breakfast today ...' fora.
    It's bad enough with the Google and Microsoft Gods breathing down our necks all the time.
    Not to mention potential hackers๐Ÿค” We don't need to present ourselves on a silver platter do we.
    I use CCleaner Pro (formally known as CrapCleaner๐Ÿ˜‰) to block and clean trackers.
    So far so good๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I refuse to deal with Facebook, They track your every move!!
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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The Connie was the boat in the day!
    I think i was 18 at the time
    Beautiful job!!
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    8 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Marketplace as in Facebook? Which state? City?
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    8 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Brightwork: Thank you!!
    Yours is beautifully done.
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    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    There is actually one new in the box on Marketplace in the US for $20 super deal.

    This is mine And the wiring digram for you
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    9 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Madwelshman: If you have it, I'd love it if you sent or posted it. ANY help I can get is appreciated! Thanks.
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    9 months ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I have seen 'a' plan for one of these, I may even have downloaded it previously when I saw it.
    I'm not saying it would definitely be the same as yours, but may well be of some help with the parts that you need to make/re-make?

    Will
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    9 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks DW - it will be a long job that I fit in-between other projects when I feel enthused enough to spend more time on it.
    I have been told many times that it was not worth bothering with, and if it wasn't for the lock-down I would not have given it a second thought - it really was a wreck!
    The original Stirling kit choice of plywood was really low-grade - I have never seen plywood crumble before - the cabin was not fuel soaked, it was well varnished, and does not look like it had ever got wet so that came as a bit of a shock.
    By comparison the balsa wood parts have been a lot more durable than the plywood parts - very strange!
    Bob.
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    9 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Zooma: Wow! That sounds like QUITE the project! Just think how proud you will be when it is finished.
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    9 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have a similar Chris Craft basket case - mine is a Chris Craft Corvette that was originally built from the American Sterling kit about 50+ years ago.

    Mine was a totally broken, fuel sodden wreck with most of the original kit plywood cabin sides so frail that they disintegrated when touched.

    I had to quickly conserve what was left of the plywood cabin side shapes so that I had something to refer to!

    The gaps were guessed at and some cabin side patterns were made (cornflake packets) and new sides were cut from decent 4mm birch plywood.

    The fuel soaked hull (made from planked balsa wood!) had most of it rotted out, and so I had to chop quite a bit out and replace it with some hardwood strips (that I cut from some scrap hardwood) and fresh balsa block in the lower nose.

    Sadly (for me) I started work on it during the first lock-down, and now I have gone too far to put it back in the skip again - so it is likely to be needing my attention for some time to come.๐Ÿ˜ 
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    9 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Madwelshman: Thank You!
    I have already acquired the mahogany planks.
    fabricating the roof is my first priority. Once (If) I complete that task successfully, I will procede with the rest of the project.
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    9 months ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    A very nice rescue that.
    It's definitely got potential to be a really nice model.

    Planked and varnished decks for sure on a model of a boat from that stable.

    Will
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