Just started the Model Shipways Rattlesnake kit. First, some observations: After 18 months working on the Syren from model shipways and having been used to the incredibly detailed practicum by Chuck Passaro, I'm disappointed by the "detailed" instruction manual. But, having done the Syren (my...
Hello JosephH, You have chosen a very interesting little ship to build and it should give you hours of enjoyment building her. Many years ago they built a replica of the Rattlesnake in our town of Sutton ,Ont. and sailed her to Florida. It was I believe a 1/2 scale and the builder said he wished that he had gone to the full size, but by then it was to late to change it. I am sure you will have fun with this build as she is a very nice looking little ship, ENJOY.
well vacations over today is my last day. still have some honeydo's to finish but back to work tomorrow (work wed-sat 12 hr days) so this weekend i should finish my honey does and get a chance to get to the build.
During breaks was working on my Bonhomme Richard drawings but today messed around with my rattlesnake drawings during a short break
So I got all the flats sections done the next parts start curving inwards more which is the bevelled areas this part goes from frame 9 to frame I I have the outer part perfect now need to get the inner parts fixed. The problem is with back to school I am putting in 15 and 16 hrs a day so until sunday when my 3 day weekends start its just a few mins after work while I relax before bed to work on it.
sorry guys had to finish my honey-do's from being gone all summer I am getting ready to get back to the build. as for my drawings up i goofed up got the wrong dimensions etc made it way too big so just converted it to a generic 32 gun ship. spending couple hours a day faring things up but I got all the flats done just trying to fare things up