this is my first attempt at building ship (ok part of ship) from scratch. I think it will be a good practise for beginning.
I dare not to build whole ship yet and I also do not have so much space at home for 1:48 ship.
I choose american walnut for main parts. I got this wood from my work - it is not a common species here in Europe.
It is hard and has a beautiful dark colour. I made the first 3 pieces according to plan.