Thursday, May 7, 2009

The model is finally finished! Built to spec at 12:1 scale (1 foot=1 inch of model) using glassed over balsa for the hull and a tapered dowel for the rig.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Humble Beginnings ....

So the plans have arrived and my workspace is finally cleared & ready, so far the only progress made was to tape the boat outline on the workspace (my garage) floor... I know, weak! I hoped to be further along at this point but money has been tighter than I anticipated. Nevertheless, I'm back on track to get building now and expect to have my building materials secured within a few weeks. In the meantime I've been working up a 1:18 scale balsa i550 which should be completed very soon. Looking really nice, can't wait to post pictures of the finished model. After this the real deal begins!