This is a kit I should have started a while back as I promised my grandson a boat for Christmas, funny how the time passes by.
At any rate I am starting it today. It is one of Amati's easier kits so I am hoping to make the big deadline. I'm thinking my other two builds Mayflower and Pegasus will not get too much attention as I also have the Amati Carriage to build for my granddaughter . Things will be busy around here for a bit.
First thing to note with this kit is to enjoy the English on the front of the box as that is the last of it. All instructions are in Italian and the plans don't really include measurements, There is quite a bit I can figure out but some I am not too sure, therefore the "Santa Bashing" will cut in. I am hoping to change some items such as hull planking, it looks like only the part beneath the bulwarks is planked so I will plank all of that. I am also thinking of adding a couple of swivel guns and maybe some deck furniture, I'll see how time permits.
So far I have dryfitted all the bulkheads and the deck, was very impressed how it all came together with no sanding required so far. Next up is to do some fairing to some the bulkheads and filler blocks then glue. I am hoping to have this done tonight.
More to follow