Category: Build Logs

Feb/02
2012
    These Scratch Bottle Projects are simple Nautical items designed to hone and develop my skills in this art form. They are my original creations and built completely from scratch. You will find each project in its own build log as I learn this cr… more »
Jan/14
2012
This is a kit-bash. For anyone who doesn't know what this means it is a purchased kit that is rebuilt into something different. Usually other parts are added and subtracted to create a completely different model. In this instance, a writer working on… more »
Dec/14
2011
Dutchy (Ship in a bottle) Well, I couldn’t leave it alone. After the fun I had building the Hannah, I decided I had to try my hand at the Golden Yacht or Dutch Yacht (it’s marketed under both names). This build took me one month to complete and it… more »
Dec/13
2011
The schooner Hannah was the first armed American naval vessel of the American Revolution and is claimed to be the founding vessel of the United States Navy. She was owned by John Glover's in-law of Marblehead, Massachusetts with a crew drawn largely fr… more »
Dec/12
2011
Patterned after the catamarans built from Pacific island palm wood. To see the complete build log: http://s.kahn.lyshanpress.com/blog/blog4.php/catamarano-graupner/ Another small raft project I suggest as a great family project for any budding shipwri… more »
Dec/11
2011
I decided to build this kit because it makes a great family project for any budding shipwright. It requires only a carving knife (no.11 blade), sandpaper, a 4mm dia. Drill, some dowels and balsa wood. It makes a perfect weekend project for father &… more »
Dec/11
2011
Of all my builds this was my favorite. To see the full build log: http://s.kahn.lyshanpress.com/blog/blog4.php/gamela-carmina-1/ Here’s a brief description from the OcCre site: “Gamellas” are, along with “dornas”, the most emblematic of the popular Ga… more »
Dec/10
2011
Phantom 1868 Build Log (09-07-08 3m) This was a great ship to build and it took me three months to complete. The Phantom 1868 by Model Shipways (to see full photographic build log): http://s.kahn.lyshanpress.com/blog/blog4.php/phantom-1868/ Nearly… more »
Dec/10
2011
Bluenose Schooner (Mini Mamoli) Build Log (5-04-08 2w/2d) The Bluenose Schooner kit by Mini-Mamoli (to see the full build log): http://s.kahn.lyshanpress.com/blog/blog4.php/bluenose-schooner/ was my first wooden ship build and while it wasn’t complicat… more »
Dec/10
2011
Stagecoach Build Log (01-27-08 2m) I completed this build on 1-27-08. Being my first wooden model and the first build I have done since childhood, it took me two months to finish. I worked on it occasionally during weekends and really wasn’t in any… more »