Endeavour 1934 - yacht J-class - 1:80 Amati

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It's been a while since I started this boat, but I'm moving much more slowly than usual...
It's summer, I have things to do outside the model.
This is the 1934 J-class sailboat Endeavour, America's Cup challenger.






An elegant sailboat with very pure lines, a design made for the race!




The kit is from Amati 1:80, plank-on-frame construction, classic.
Well, as usual, I will not stick to the stuff recommended in the box in terms of colors or furnishings ...: ds:
I will still do as I feel, and I have some ideas!
The kit is simple, even simplistic on deck elements in particular: I will have to review all that.

So, for now, it's about making a hull about right. I'm only here:











 
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Yes, of course: it is planned a second planking mahogany 0.5x3mm.

In theory, the kit provides blue colors above the waterline, mahogany varnished below.
I do not want that for this model, so the 2nd edged mahogany becomes useless. So, it's up to me to do the first correctly so that the hull has a beautiful line, and receive the painting!

But if I ever miss, I can always put this second skin... ;)
 

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I wanted to close this hull before leaving a few days: it's done!
After, I will finish the stern with a lathing diagonally, and the rudder that will finish the refined line of this hull ...
Then comes the moment of slight touch-ups to the wood-pulp (could not do better ...), then fade, then the deck, and painting the hull. :)

















 

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I advanced a little on this J class. :)

First the support after those made on the shipyards (tinted and aged to contrast with the new and very smooth side of the boat).
He replaces that of Amati (left) that I find ugly ...

Then the hull is finished, sanded, passed with a varnish, repointed (2 times). Then painting: at least 4 or 5 layers to have this gradient from blue to black towards the keel.

The mast and the boom are made, but not painted.
Next step, the lathing of the deck ... A long time to pass on! :cool:

















 
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