I'm looking for a project to start on my birthday this year and came across the Mack/Legend Model Boats California Cracker Box
and their Gar Wood Speedster
and fell in love.
The only problem is that their kits won't be available until a few months after the day i'd like to start...
You'll have to excuse my ignorance on terminology as I don't have a lot of experience with boats. I have, however, made architectrual models, cars and planes before so figure i'm competent enough for a boat... rightly or wrongly
I like the rear cockpit/front engine style of the ones I linked to. I also like the curved fore-deck and aft. The model will mostly be for display but I would like very much to be able to drive (is that the right word for a boat?) it if funds allow in the future.
So i'm turning to you, good forum dwellers, i'm looking for either plans (preferably digital so I can laser cut the frame myself) with a bill of materials or, better yet, a full kit that I can buy that follows a similar design aesthetic to those above. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Also, just to throw a small spanner in the works, i'm based in New Zealand...