Ships by Class/Type: Sailing Vessels
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US Sloop Sandpiper
thathaway3
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 06:12 AM UTC
While I was doing my previous model of a working Skipjack, I happened to notice a picture on the side of the box of a US warship named the Sandpiper. I'm pretty certain that this model isn't of an actual historical vessel named Sandpiper, but is meant to be typical of ships of this era.

HOWEVER, since my family beach house in Virginia Beach is ON Sandpiper road, I couldn't resist.

So off to eBay I went and was able to locate a model (probably dating from the 50's) which while it had been opened, was complete.

This was really a fun build, and with some VERY minor exceptions it was a complete OOB build. The kit use some small beads to represent the deadeyes used for the ratlines which proved to be too small and brittle for use, and there were no shear poles provided for the ratlines either which I scratch built.

The entire build took less than two weeks time, and it now resides on a shelf over the master bedroom door at the beach house. On Sandpiper road.

















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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 10:28 AM UTC
Very nicely done. And it has some significance to you as well.

Who was the kit manufacturer?

EJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 12:33 PM UTC
The molding indicates it was Marx.
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 01:38 PM UTC
What a delightful build, Tom! Your Sandpiper shows just how good a result one can achieve even mostly out of the box with some basic attention. Well done indeed!
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 01:20 AM UTC
Very nice work, she is beauty.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC
EJ,
Very well done. She really has nice lines. Do you know any history or time frame of the ship?
Thanks
John
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
According to the instructions she's "typical" of the Armed Schooners also known as Baltimore Schooners, which were built for use as privateers during the war of 1812. The instructions say that they chose the name Sandpiper, but that it was not intended to be a model of an actual vessel of that name, just as a model to represent that type of ship, of which a large number were built.
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 02:40 AM UTC
Thanks Tom,
I appreciate the historical info. It's one of the things I like about modeling most; the research and historical perspectives.
John
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:40 AM UTC
Nice looking Baltimore Clipper. Very well done.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:02 PM UTC
Very nicely done!