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    Default Has anyone ever built one of these models?

    http://www.canoemodelkits.com/

    My wife has got me one for my birthday and I'm really looking forwards to starting but I'm wondering if there are any pitfalls before I get going?

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    I'd be tempted to just build a canoe that you can use? Why build a huge model that you can't? Slightly more effort and money and you have a usable item not an ornament.
    I've no experience of the link but they look good.

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    I'll add to that I appreciate the present but I'd scale up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy28 View Post
    I'd be tempted to just build a canoe that you can use? Why build a huge model that you can't? Slightly more effort and money and you have a usable item not an ornament.
    I've no experience of the link but they look good.

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    I hear ya but I'm not short of canoes atm and I'm quite looking forwards to having the model in the house.

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    It would make a great talking point. Good luck with the build.

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    That looks great Bob, though I hope its one of the smaller ones you've got or you'll be at it for ages!

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    Yes. it is the smaller version. I hope it will be a talking point but I'll need to up my game in the woodworking department if the topic of discussion isn't going to be how crap it looks

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    Not built one of those and the end product should look sooo much better than mine ... I'm looking forward to the build thread
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    What fun and if you ever decide to build the real thing then you'll know what to do!
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    Looks big enough to make into an outrigger.
    "I'm not getting in a boat which is DESIGNED to go upside down."

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    No, but I suspect the key to success is using appropriate modelling tools rather than regular tools - a decent craft knife instead of a saw for example, pin vice instead of 6" metalwork vice, that sort of thing.

    How hard can it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimW View Post
    No, but I suspect the key to success is using appropriate modelling tools rather than regular tools - a decent craft knife instead of a saw for example, pin vice instead of 6" metalwork vice, that sort of thing.
    Good call.

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