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View larger image I needed a simple model for a demonstration that would help people understand that it can be easy to build a ship model. I chose the Midwest kit because it is VERY simple to build, has the usual excellent instructions, and could be completed quickly. There are other Midwest kits equally good, but I have an especial affinity for Chesapeake Bay craft, so I went with the skiff.
If there was a problem building this kit, it was only that it was so non-challenging, I had a hard time getting motivated to complete it. I built it pretty much straight out of the box without trying to improve on it in any way. It took me a couple of weeks to finish up. Since it was for a demo, I also build a duplicate set of molds and the bottom plank so I could show the first step in the process. I also built a complete hull without most of the interior details to be able to show that stage as well.
So - good as a first model for the very inexperienced, younger modeler. Maybe a bit too simple for the older modeler. If you've got a few under your belt (models that is), you'll probably find it pretty boring.
The model is 14 and 1/2 inches LOA at a scale of 5/8" = 1 foot. Completed Aug. 2002.
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