Well I thought it was time to upload a few snaps of my first attempt of scratch building a model. This is a royal yacht of Charles 11 of England circa 1682. I followed the plans by Portia Takakjian and also Reverend William Romero's practicum. The model has been quite a challenge for my limited skills. I have only built kits before.
This is the royal cabin with parquetry flooring under construction.
Side profile showing boxwood planking and ebony wales. I have fully treenailed the planking.
Deck under construction before installing the gratings
This is cherry framing which is left exposed.
Stern galley under construction. I cheated with the decorations. I tried to carve them from boxwood with a mediocre result, so I made them from sculpty modellers putty and painted them gold.
Side profile of my rigging. I made my own ropes with Alexey Domanoff's ropewalk machine. Another first for me.