Looking for a beginner ship model kit to build?

Midwest Products “Success Series”

Chesapeake Bay Flattie Ship Model Kit

A great place to start ship model building hobby

Follow along as we build the plank-on-bulkhead kit

Because of their shallow draft, flat-bottomed work boats called “flatties,” were popular around the turn of the century along the Chesapeake Bay from Virginia to North Carolina.

ship model kit building plank-on-bulkhead Midwest Products Chesapeake Bay Flattie
Midwest Products Chesapeake Bay Flattie model ship kit

The simple lines of these boats that made them ideal for locals to build from locally-available lumber also make this an ideal ship model kit or a person with no prior wood ship model building experience. The kit comes with die-cut and pre-cut parts, as well as fittings, rigging line, sail material, and a well-done set of instructions and building plans. While solid-hull ship model kits are generally considered easier than plank-on-bulkhead kits, the flat sides and square corners of this kit make planking a breeze, and simpler than the sanding and shaping required for most wood solid hull kits. Follow along as we post updates to our Chesapeake Bay Flattie Ship Model Kit Building Project.
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