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Planking Midwest’s Chesapeake Bay Flattie Ship Model Kit

Planking the Chesapeake Bay Flattie

Midwest Products’ “Success Series” Model Ship Kit

An ideal start for beginning ship model builders

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Planking the Chesapeake Bay Flattie

In the latest installment of our on-line building project of Midwest Products Chesapeake Bay Flattie model ship kit, plank the hull sides and bottom.

The simple lines of Chesapeake Bay Flatties 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.

Click on the links below to visit each stage of construction:

Chapter 1: Assembling the Keel and Bulkheads
Chapter 2: The Deck
Chapter 3: The Mast Step and Bow Stiffeners
Chapter 4: Keel and Chine Strips
Chapter 5: Installing the Cabin
Chapter 6: Planking the Hull
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Free Ship Plans of U.S. Navy Cargo Ship U.S.N.S. Comet

A Revolutionary Cargo Vessel

C-3 Cargo Ship U.S.N.S. Comet

Had Stern Loading Ramp Allowing Vehicles to Load Under Their Own Power

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C-3 cargo vessel U.S.N.S. Comet was the first vessel of her kind.

The first of her kind, U.S.N.S. Comet was designed for roll-on/-off loading of wheeled cargo such as military vehicles. Her keel was laid May 15, 1956. The ship was launched July 31, 1957, and delivered January 24, 1958.

Our page of Free Plans of U.S.N.S. Comet includes body plan, sections, deck plans, and inboard and outboard profiles.
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