Blandford Group Build
- Aug 4, 2018
- Baltimore, Maryland USA
Preety bild so far, it seems as you only have a problem whith the cannonoports i belive?,.Nice progress! Please keep doing it!
Thank you for the complementPreety bild so far, it seems as you only have a problem whith the cannonoports i belive?,.
As i have read on other bildforums here, it look as the ZHL kits are the ones whith less problems,
I am also planing to by a ZHL kit, it vil be my nekst prosjekt, Soleil Royale.
Thank you for the Complements Brother. My wife is only 2 years younger then me but she looks much younger. A lot of folks ask me about her age I just tell them I've had a much harder life then she did lol she was always a stay at home mom and didn't work till my daughter who is my youngest was done with school. Life for me is certainly easier now that she works. I have house work that helps her out since she does all the cooking clothes and major cleaning so I do what I can to help out keeps her happy. I am still a ways off from retirement and I don't know that once I'm able, that I actually will I'm a busy body have to be doing something every waking moment. I at most get 5 hours sleep a night. While its probably not good for me, I've been in that funk for 30+ years and I'm still kicking so I'll probably do it till the day I die lol I am set in my ways and to stubborn to change.Hi Joe,
I have caught up w your build. Mighty impressive. Love the mast work. The deadeye jig is brilliant. I might have to use your idea if you don’t mind. This is really going to be a nice one when finished. You have a lot of energy brother. I can only do about 2 hours at a time. I am 15 years older than my wife as she is Filipino. I am worried about retirement as she might turn me into a housekeeper while she’s at work. I am 61 and she is 46. But she looks 20. Ppl think she my daughter. Oh well so much for that. We have no children.
Thank you for you kind words. The hull of the Black pearl makes the planking a bit tricky. I have been building ships for 11 years and have a lot of ships under my belt the hull design on the black pearl is the first one I've seen with tricky lines. For your first build you have come to the right place. This forum is chock full of helpful folks from all walks of life and with some serious skill levels. I would try to build something in the simple kits first you will gain a ton of knowledge in areas that will help later on such as reading the plan set and production order or order of assembly. Some folks start with a model that ends up being more then they can process this leads to frustration and eventually shelving of the model kit some folks will have another go at it later but most will not. IMO its best to start at your skill level as each build you complete from there will give you confidence for another. Another way to do it is to buy the ship kit you want start the kit if you run into issues come here we can help, but if you get discouraged set it aside get a simpler kit to build and come back to the difficult one you may find the simple kit helped you figure out a way to proceed on the harder one.Just finished reading through your progress thus far on this build, I have to say a big thanks for logging everything, it is really appreciated.
I'm a complete amateur and whilst very good with my hands I've spent most of my life in computers. Modelling has been restricted to plastic.
I've been disappointed with plastic ship kits in general and always amazed by the quality of wooden kits real hobbyists like yourself can build and modify. I'll purchase this Z H L kit soon but I suspect I'll have to go through a lot of training and simpler builds until I'm ready to attempt it. Hopefully I can talk to some members on here or look at existing threads to see what tools I should stat out with and some cheaper and simpler kits I can attempt before this one.
The planking looks really daunting and short of buying two kits I don't want to risk wrecking the parts.
Sorry to rant on, again just wanted to say thanks for taking the effort to post all of your progress, it is really helpful.