Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

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Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by teleman » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Hello All,
I took a Midwest Model Skill Level 1 Kit of the Chesapeake Bay Flattie. I decided not to paint the little boat, but instead color with wood(INTARSIA). I also followed some advise from Howard Chapelle's book American Small Sailing Craft. This is really a wonderful book to follow. It is rigged per Chapelle's book. But I must say Midwest's kit was very close in a lot of ways comparing it to Chapelle's book.

The woods used were swiss pear, holly, boxwood, and ebony.....I would like to thank JEFF HAYES from HOBBYMILL for his superb material......


Though the kit had the cabin sealed I decide to kit bash the cabin a bit by building a working companionway, and adding a center board trunk. I also made the roof of the cabin removable as to show it on display with or without the roof on.

I decided to go with INTARSIA because I wanted to improve my building and glueing skills. I knew with INTARSIA I had to be precise as possible, because I could not use paint to cover bad spots. Plus my glueing had to be precise to help in future builds.

This little boat means a lot to me, because she now has the name of "MARIA G". It is in honor of my Older Sister who passed away this past August. It will be given to my Parents in memory of my sister. I miss her so much.....

I hope you like the pictures....
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Re: Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by teleman » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:11 pm

Thank You all have fun
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Post by GaryM » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:07 pm

Nice, clean looking build.
Happy modeling,
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Re: Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by Anja » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:00 am

Hello Mario,

Congratulations. She turned out beautiful. I love the wood colors you used.

It is a beautiful gesture to name her "MARIA G" and give her to your parents in memory of your sister.

Take care,

Anja

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Re: Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by Sjors55 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:16 am

Hi Mario,

I can only agree with Anja,

Beautiful build and an great gesture.
You can be proud of her!!!!!!

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Re: Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by barba » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:18 am

Ship with soul, great work, so clean. I also like to use ebony and boox wood, its good combination, but here is dificult to get some. I am not on thet step, maybe next year....

barba

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Re: Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by teleman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:50 pm

:grin: :grin: :grin: THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KINDNESS! :grin: :grin:
CHEERS MARIO

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Re: Chesapeake Bay Flattie Intarsia...."MARIA G"

Post by cog » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:01 am

After 1.5 years I'll come with my response :? :?

Anyways, she looks real good. I like the lines/curves of this type. Isn't this it known as a 'Chesapeake Bay Sharpie'?
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