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    • I realize that you built the model a long time ago and your son now has it. That's a very special gift for your son and your information has been helpful. I was just wondering if you have posted any other models on the forum and if you are currently building a model?
    • I find it a little difficult to give you precise answers.  I gave the model away to my oldest son who lives in Switzerland while I am confined in Belgium, and this model was built in the 1990's
    • Thanks very much, Jean-Pierre. Your Pen Duick will be a treasure for your son. My son will inherit my models some day and I think they will mean a lot to him as a valued heirloom from his father.
      Do you have any other build logs on this forum? Are you building anything now?
      Best regards,
    • I find it a little difficult to give you precise answers.  I gave the model away to my oldest son who lives in Switzerland while I am confined in Belgium, and this model was built in the 1990's.  The rear end was thin indeed, I think on the real model no more than 10 to 15 cm judging by the photos.  I remember I paid extra attention to the curved piece of mahogany wood (piece from the kit?).  The "lip" you mention was not a problem for me, as I intended to paint the hull anyway.  By the way the Baron kit had provided mahogany strips for the second planking, which remained in the box and which I still use on occasions, because this was very difficult to smooth down.  The deck I painted black, and the planking was made of 2mm wide strips of ...balsa wood.  I let a space between the planks to simulate the caulking.
      I made a few mistakes as well:  I induced a very little mast rake which shouldn't be there.  As a result, my main sail bulges a little.  Then there was the screw, of course.  I suppose it was a 2-blade one, but Tabarly may well have been tempted to use a foldable screw.
      And last, the fore construction (can't find the name: luke?) which I think Artesania represents as a fairly square box, while referring to the pictures I have the fore end should be smaller than the rear one.  I'm still not sure.
      The stanchion could have come with the kit, but then , apart from most blocks, it was all hand made stuff.
      Oh, I forgot: Pen Duick was only my second wood ship model, and I thought as an idiot that the nails in the kit were meant to nail the planks to the hull.  I quickly saw that it is impossible to get a smooth hull with those bloody nails in it.  I removed all of them, and I dare say that Pen Duick is my best hull ever.  In the meantime I have a grrrrreat collection of small nails!
      I will certainly love to follow your build log.  Happy building!
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