There are many things I am good at. However, blogging is not one of them.
Yes, I said it - I Suck at blogging.
Well, with that out of the way - I will just wrap this up with a little blurb.
The ship is finished. WOW - how did we go from some copper plates on the hull to a completed model so magically... well I will tell you, heck I already did. I SUCK AT BLOGGING =).
In all seriousness, the Phantom was a joy to get into. Very much unlike anything I had ever done before, mainly because I am used to a box of parts which are very systematically assembled up into a finished object. Not this box of wood where I had to make the damn parts! It was a blast though. I would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to get into the hobby to give this little ship a chance.
The ship was finished up just after Christmas and sits happily on my work bench shelf overlooking the next venture. I will most likely start a blog for that one as well and HOPEFULLY this time it will go much better.
There are actually many pics from where I left off to it's completion, but will only put up the major milestones... With the final pics being that of the finished ship.
|Deck laid and stained|
|Initial Deck Furniture|
|Bowsprit Attached and Rigged|
|Masts and Mast Rings Added|
That was pretty much the progression. The last step was the rigging which I got so into working on that I did not take stepped photos, just got to it and got it done. As much as a pain as it was, it was fun and somewhat relaxing as well.
Here are the finished photos of the ship.
Thanks for stopping by. Will try this again with the next ship - hopefully the blogging goes better =)