I'v made 4 versions of this boat Curlew, I did one at 75% of original, 125%, 150% and now I'm in the process of making one at 200%, plus the original size.
I've made quite a few of these model
s using cardboard as used by photographers, and then skinned in Balsa plus tissue and dope, so they are sealed from the effects of water. The twice normal size is being made from plywood
and balsa wood
, I'm also doing a Tortola sloop, I havent seen any drawings
other than a line drawing which I got from the magazine and enlarged, so the model
is roughly 27 inches in length and 8 inches beam. I've fitted a motor
but it will have sails
as per original. Not sure about the deck layout so I have employed modeller
, not having a proper drawing. it has balsa planks
which are plywood
as is the keel. I'll post a photo of the two boats....as I am working on each one doing a bit at a time. One thing I found with the Eezibilt model
s was the keels always seemed not deep enough. So I used to add a little...