I have started this model a couple of years ago, but being my first attempt, realized that I was way out of my depth.
I then put the build on hold and decided to try something simpler to develop my skills and try again.
I have since completed the basic AL Mare Nostrum (loaded the pics in the Gallery), which taught me enough to build up the courage to try my hand at the Mayflower again.
I have to say that the planking and other tutorials and knowledge on MSW(1 and 2) has been a tremendous aid in teaching me the basic skills.
Thank you MSW!
So this is where it is at the moment, I have put the bulkheads and keel together, decided to add extra balsa wood spacers between the bulkheads, as they felt a bit wobbly.
The false decking has been installed, but the Ramin planks supplied for decking, is in my opinion, crap! Way to brittle and it does not sand to a smooth finish. Not sure if anybody else have had the same problems with Ramin, but I decided to replace it with Maple, so i'm waiting for delivery from Cornwall Model Boats.
Since i'm living in the good old South Africa, this can take a while!
Edited by Jolley Roger, 05 June 2015 - 03:56 PM.