That is the Model Shipways Privateer Rattlesnake with the solid hull. I finished it back in 1984.Wow - this model is looking fantastic - especially also in this very small scale of 1:100 - great appearance
Off course it would be great to show us your building log also here.....
Another question: The ship in your footnote is a different frigate.......which one is it?
Yes - I did use some aftermarket items from HISModel.com in the Czech Republic. I used their sails, and a lot of photo etch as well as extra blocks, deadeyes and brass cannon barrels.IMHO, this is a classic example of what you can do with commercial kits. Have you used any aftermarket additional parts e.g. desk or other PE parts? In any way, a great looking model, Paul!
With Daniel, alias Dafi I was together in Rochefort in 2018 - and I could see his Heller model and also his etchings he is producing - Extremely good parts - and worth every EuroFabulous model and a great website PaulI was curious if you had used some of Dafi's etch on your model.He has 8,I think, separate lots of etch now for this model.It does add considerable expense but the detail is exquisite.I am surprised more people don't use it on the wooden kits available in 1/98.