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Follow Along As We Build Midwest’s Chesapeake Bay Flattie Ship Model Kit

Midwest Model Products’

Apprentice Level 1 Model Ship Kit

The Chesapeake Bay Flattie

Is a great first ship model kit!

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Midwest Products Chesapeake Bay Flattie kit features easy curves ideal for a first time ship modeler.

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.

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.

Follow along as we document the step-by-step ship model kit construction with plenty of photos on our Midwest Flattie Kit Build pages.

Tools for Model Ship Building

Wondering What Model Ship Building Tools You Need?

Scratch-building or kit, only a few tools are required

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Essential tools for model ship building

Model ship building, whether from kits or from scratch, does not require a vast array of exotic tools. In fact, most – if not all – of the tools you need can be found at your local hardware store.

For a review of the basic tools you need to start model ship building see our page Tools for Model Ship Building

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